Since yesterday’s post was about a recipe made to go with a beer tasting, it seems fitting that this post is about one of the beers tasted.
“Meantime” (bottle conditioned London Porter)
(written around the face of a pocket watch) “Traditional and exotic, brewed for flavour”, “Time, care and attention”
(written around the face of pocket watch on the neck of the bottle), “Custodians of History, brewed with style”
“The first London porter brewers changed brewing forever. By applying the new scientific principles of the day they unlocked Porter’s power to shape an epoch.
Our Porter is based on a recipe from 1750 to bring you the aromas and flavours that made London the world’s brewing capital.“
“The huge historic importance of one beer, London Porter inspired us to recreate this great beer style. Time, care and attention have enabled us to produce a blend of beers bringing you the flavour of the 1750′s: share this beer with friends and enjoy with barbecues, fish or shellfish. The ruby colour and bottle conditioning are proof of it’s heritage and authenticity.
As you might have gathered, we’ve done this kind of thing before. So why not try one – or all – of our other beers?“
(written on bottle cap)
” The Greenwich Brewery, Remove Cap, hold glass open end up, pour, taste, swallow.”
Meantime Brewing Co, 2 Penhall Road London SE7 8RX
Starköl, Allergens: contains barley. Brewed to a unique recipe devised by Alastair Hook, Brewer, Owner & Founder of Meantime Brewing Co.
Review: (Note: you need to be aware that Tamara confessed afterwards to being more of a light beer drinker LOL)
Himself: “Nice and full, not so bitter, prefer this to other beers, don’t think you should drink more than three of these (Rating = 9)”
Andrew: “Really like this one. Really nice and smooth (Rating = 9 and a bit)”
Friedel: ” Yeasty, surprisely I really like it, smoother caramel, not bitter (Rating = 7)”
Tamara: “Multi purpose, wart burner .. how does the flavour compare? well, this is for when you really get desperate (Rating = -10 )”
Evan: “A slightly acidic aftertaste, not as good aftertaste as the others (Rating = 8)”
Li: “Not my thing, I’m trying to like it , fizzy finish at the end, smooth enough to drink …the scent is beautiful but aftertaste shouldn’t finish that way, (Rating = 5)”
Erik: “Subtle delicate flavours, a little lace and chamomile (Rating = 3)”
Alicia: “Too much for me to drink a whole glass, I like the other beers better, liquorice flavour, I don’t like this.” (Rating = not given)
So, clearly this is a beer for the dark beer purist… …or a few of them at least.