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London Lager (Liquid London) | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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60 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,324
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
60
pDev:
17.26%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Macamah
1.26/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Jordan3389
1.93/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Plain tasting lager, boring to drink compared to even basic lager.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of GarthT
2/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of janubio
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Clear yellow colour, small head that vanishes too soon. Tiny lace. Herbal and citrus aroma. Light body. Clean palate, taste of citrus, herbal. A bit dissappointing, I expected more from a Meantime.

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Photo of BeerTruck
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Euroglot
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Totalpackage411
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drinkable but the pale ale is way better

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Photo of GarethRussell
2.79/5  rDev -17%
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 thepeter
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours straw colored and with a very nice tight white finger head that lasted. Smelled and tasted like most Lagers more going on than a BMC but not enough to make a big deal. Bit of field adn grass and hop bitterness in each. Palate is light and carbonated well but slightly aggressive. Overall it is a decent lager but there are pleanty of better ones (by the same brewer) out there. Overall just a better than Macro lager that I will probably not get again.

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Photo of Spike
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Has a very vivid yellow colour that looks almost unnatural. Not much to smell. Not much to taste either apart from a pronounced lemon flavour. Mouthfeel is pleasant with some chew, low carbonation, a touch of sweet richness and dry finish. Nothing memorable or stand-out here.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
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 Hanglow
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy light golden with small head

aroma of sweet corn

Good carbonation, corny mild grain flavours, not much in the way of hops, slight bitteress, more dryness.

meh

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Photo of Dazka
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BeerInspector
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of diverite
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled
Aromas are malts and citrus. Body is clear golden and bubbly with small white head. Taste is crisp malts with a citrus finish. Overall good lager.

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Photo of Yalcin
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillyman11
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden straw colour with good clarity & a two finger sized, bubbly white head that has okay retention.

Light grain, some adjuncts & a little bit of grassy hops along with perhaps a little lemon too.

Well balanced & less harsh with regards to the grain than the nose. There is some good floral hops upfront and a little bit of spice mixed in too

Light, crisp & refreshing offering here that is highly drinkable & overall is very well balanced. The finish isn't all that bitter & there is a nice lingering sweetness to it.

An excellent pale/premium lager that you could drink all night. It has an excellent balance to it & although not bursting with flavour it still has enough to keep you interested.

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London Lager (Liquid London) from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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