Breakfast Beer Tasting: Meantime London Lager

I’m a big fan of Meantime beers. But then who isn’t? So I had high hopes of their London Lager.

The basics: It’s a svelte 330ml and 4.5%. It poured clear golden with excellent carbonation and a soapy white head. There was a delicate aroma of fresh dough and malt.

Taste: Very mellow and clean tasting. It doesn’t just imitate a real Johnny-foreigner lager, it is one. A light backbone of malt is offset nicely by the Kent hops to give a refreshing crisp edge.

Finish: A little sweet malt and fruit.

Conclusion: Delivers what it promises. The only real minus is the child-sized bottle. Whether that’s to cater for the Stars & Stripes market or simply the old take that lager should be served in smaller bottles is irrelevant. It’s silly and needs sorting. One for your brother.

Comments

Tandleman said…
Who isn't? I isn't. Too bloody variable and mostly too bloody ordinary.
Jonathan said…
I love Meantime. They do a fantastic range which has something for everyone. The Helles is superb and the lager isn't half bad as well.
Barry said…
Great beers I agree. The Hospital Porter is my favourite. The only problem is finding them in the Midlands:)
Tyson said…
TM

Well it's no secret that you are a funny bugger.
Tandleman said…
But a funny bugger with a f**king great palate!
Anonymous said…
tandleman talking through his arse as usual!!!
Mike Northall said…
I drink it regularly and actually find Meantime very consistant. Far more so than the other LOndon brewers,in fact. Given a choice of all their beers, I think it would be Kellerbier every time for me.

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