London Lager (Liquid London) | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Lager (Liquid London)London Lager (Liquid London)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CHickman on 07-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.51%
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Pelicanrocks:
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of GarethRussell
2.79/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Poured cold from the fridge straight into a glass. Very little head, which quickly disappeared altogether. The beer was cloudy which was rather a surprise. It did have a satisfying straw colour to it though.

Smell - Not a big one on the nose this. Not much of anything to smell. But then, that's not unusual for a more mass-market lager.

Taste - Clean. A little malt on the end.

Mouthfeel - This I think is the greatest strength of this lager. The mouthfeel is sharp, not too carbonated and oh, so clean. On mouthfeel alone, I could drink this on a hot day for hours.

Overall - I'm a bit disappointed by this one. I was expecting something a bit more exciting from Meantime.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. The label has a trendy hand-drawn panorama of London on the front.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that doesn't hang around. Aroma of light grainy malt with a hint of stewed veg/leaves. No hoppy notes to be found.

Tastes of light malt with a faint stewed bitterness. Notes of grain and subtle background citrus, accompanied by a stewed leaf character. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, leaving the palate slightly dry. Mild aftertaste of stewed leaves.

Disappointing. I was hopping for a decent aromatic hop character to add floral notes to a light beer, rather than overcooked hop bitterness. The malt is too light to round out the flavour. This is a shade above a macro lager, but that isn't saying much. Spend your money on something else (like Meantime's pilsner).

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Photo of MrKennedy
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Warners at the Bay and poured into a Redoak globe style glass.

Pours a light golden colour with a bit of haze about it. Nice white head of foam that measured a finger and settled at just above film.

Aroma is initially of grain while some light sweet malt comes through later on.

Flavour is clean grain with a little bit of toasted malt sweetness that carries it home.

Mouthfeel is solid, as i've come to expect from most Meantime stuff. Not a lot of bitterness in this, but some mouth coating at the end.

Overall a well brewed, clean, solid lager. Not spectacular, but decent enough.

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Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of bjohn84
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JohnQVD
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rwalford74
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: Thin white head on a body of bright, clean golden beer, lacing all down the glass as I consumed the refreshing brew after a healthy walk.

Weak nose, like most lager/pilsner/helles beers, some grainy hints maybe, hop floral notes possibly but a great deal of anything.

Clean tasting, with some mini hop bitterness, subdued malt feel towards the end of the taste: nothing that sets it apart from cheaper mass produced UK or other lagers I’ve tasted, OK but that’s all.

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Photo of vinicole
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow. Thin head.
Yeast and grain aroma. Citrus twang.
Initial mid-sweetness makes way to a light malt and spice.
A refreshing but ultimately lightweight lager.

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Photo of Dylonious
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CHickman
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Taproom 307 in NYC; pours clear yellow color with tons of bubbles racing up the brew and a foamy 2 finger snow white head that faded slowly and leaves great lacing with rings.

Smells of light sweet malt, floral hops, caramel, corn, and grains; a very, very weak nose that has some basic sweetness but that's about it.

Tastes of sweet malt, brown sugar, floral hops, caramel, herbs or tea, corn, and toasted grains; a nice sweet basic lager that has a hint of hop spices like pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with medium carbonation, a light feel and malty sweet finish that's slightly acidic. Highly drinkable, this is a great session beer.

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Photo of dmurray50000
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Yalcin
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarbring
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden straw colored brew, a white head with small bubbles, little lacing and small curtains.

A weak smell, bread and cereal, lemon peel, a whiff of buttered pop corns.

Tasting of sweetish white bread, lemon juice, peel and some pure bitterness.

Medium low carbonation, small intense bubbles, a fresh feeling, a medium body and a light dry finish.

Clean, tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of basili1250
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Euxeus
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Oakenator
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright yellow with a full creamy head. Some chunks of lacing on the glass.

S: Subtle citrus aroma.

T: Nicely balanced lager. Light and refreshing flavor - hint of lemon.

M: Light on the tongue and nice creamy head.

O: Good London brewed lager.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sd123
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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London Lager (Liquid London) from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
3.37 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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