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Yakima Red | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
meantimebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CanuckRover on 04-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,934
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
78
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by flyingpig:
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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from Utobeer, London:
Light copper with a thumb sized head that is a foamy white before roughly halving in size.

Biscuit malts and citrus notes make up the smell initially, along with a slightly astringent aroma and some fruits around the middle that consist mainly of orange and citrus ones. There is some caramel towards the end.

Caramel malts and a slightly sweet taste kick things off along with some biscuit malts from the nose and a light, earthy taste that is coupled with hints of fruit as well.

Light medium with a bittersweet mouthfeel and a slight citrus tang. The beer is smooth for the most part and leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Not a bad amber ale and one that had a nice balance to it between the biscuit malts and the bittersweet flavours than became more pronounced as the beer had time to settle.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of stephenlee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2018. ABV is stated as 4.1%. Picked up recently from Waitrose. The label mentions that this is brewed with 5 hop varieties from the Yakima valley.

A: Poured into a tulip. A clear marmalade hue with good carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, vague citrus peel, caramel malt, a touch of grain and ale yeast. Pretty good.

T: Tastes of pine-heavy hops with notes of pine resin, weed, mild citrus peel, caramel malt, barley sugar, light grain and ale yeast. Slightly sweet and a tad watery. A restrained hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body. Aftertaste of bitter resinous hops, caramel malt and yeast.

O: A drinkable brew - hoppy yet balanced. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour successfully blend pine, caramel and yeast. Body is OK; slightly too thin. Goes down alright and would certainly work as a regular drinking beer. Worth sampling.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Old Brewery in Greenwich. Meantime tribute to the Yakima Valley in the US.

Pours a nice red with a decent tan head. Lightly carbonated. Clean lacings.

Definitely an Americna hop aroma, but pretty light on the usual citrus flavours, with the focus on resinous pine.

Malting seems thoroughly English, quite biscuity with a touch of dark fruit. Mild bitterness throughout, but picks up in the finish with moderate pine notes.

This is an approachable American Red. Doesn't really hold a torch to the examples from the other side of the Atlantic, but still a nice beer.

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Photo of Momon
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Highbury09
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotiks
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark amber with a quickly fading white head.
Nose shows some bready biscuity malt along with soft earthy and spicy hops.
Similar flavours, mainly toasty and bready malt with just a hint of spicy hops.
Carbonation is a little high.
Could be a bit more daring.

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Photo of Takahiro
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L: reddish brown, clear, with thin white head
S: tangerine hops, tea leaves, lemon rind, caramel malts
T: caramel malt, some coffee (roasted malts), grape-fruity bitterness. all of these fade away fairly quickly, leaving not-much of a impression
F: watery (thin body)
O: I was expecting some more body with this (American) style. On the other hand, it is relatively drinkable/pint-able. May be I see the British theme (low alcohol) with american hops (I haven't tried good british beers yet)

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Photo of emincems
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dracook
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap.Pint glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pours orangish red in color.Chill haze.Yellowish white froth.Lasting creamy crown.Lacing rings.Piney aromas,citric hints & subtle caramel malt to the nose.Slightly sweet malty upfront.Oily hops & clean biterness -sharp but no bothering-Definetely malts are masked by hops.Medium light body,medium carbonation.Subtle sweet finish. Piney & resiny notes on the aftertaste. Refreshing.Easy drinkability.

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Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Actually pours kind of red, more of a coppery red with a creamy head.
S: Hmm nope.
T: Tons of toffee and a little strawberry?. Very malty.
M: Good carbonation with a nice crisp finish.
O: Was excited by the name, suggesting a beautiful Yakima hop character but it's not here. Maybe it's an old bottle and the hops have dropped.

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Photo of samthebeerman
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was disappointed with this one, simply not as tasty as I'd have expected.

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Photo of vinicole
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Tavern in Colchester.
Amber colour.
Hoppy aroma. Smell of sweet caramel and citrus fruits.
Malt and hop flavour. Good balance.
Well carbonated if somewhat cold for my liking.

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Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddy brown and clear with lots of large and small bubbles. Topped with 2 fingers of foamy beige head.

Smells of fine linen with hints of fruity essence. Toffee, caramelized sugar, toasted notes. Red liquorice.

Linen and toasted notes, not sweet but red liquorice comes in again along with light fruity notes.

Medium light body with soda like carbonation.

Found in Bangkok at Villa market, drank in Chiang Mai Oct 22nd, 2015. Fine brew.

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Yakima Red from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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