Meantime Chocolate 85Like Young's more famous Double Chocolate Stout, this porter includes a little chocolate to enhance the dark
malt flavours. A real treat with a chocolate brownie.
Meantime Coffee 85A garnet-coloured porter enhanced by the use of fresh coffee (note: contains caffeine). Cleverly done and rapidly becoming a classic.
Meantime Indian Pale Ale 88Another beer that justly earned rave reviews on these pages previously. Retasted here, it again scores very highly.
Meantime IPA 90An impressive beer from first sight – in its corked Champagne-like bottle – right through to the lasting finish. A must for anyone who loves the taste of fresh hops. Bottle conditioned.
Meantime London Pale Ale 80With its hedgerow-grassy character, this golden ale seems to offer more of a taste of the countryside than of the capital city, but it's an interesting, full flavoured
beer with lots of character.
Meantime London Porter 90An exceptionally good, authentic, deep-ruby porter, bottle conditioned to be light, fresh and easy to drink. Not to be missed.
Meantime London Porter 85Complex – far more than a straight roasted-grain-dominated porter – but easy-drinking, despite its obvious strength. Good light body, too, and splendid
Meantime London Stout 83An excellent stout, clean, fresh and packed with flavour for its relatively modest strength. Perhaps a little light on the swallow, but it finishes well.
Meantime Pilsner 83This beer was tasted anonymously alongside the German pilsners featured later in this section and the score reveals that it more than held its own. A fine beer with bags of taste, packed with hop char...
Meantime Raspberry Grand CRU 78This is a stronger version of the pleasant Taste the Difference Raspberry Wheat Beer that Meantime brews for Sainsbury's. But it's fuller, it's sweeter and it has a better balance and a kinder finish ...
Meantime Union 80A tasty, quaffable and well balanced beer. The Cascade hops are held nicely in check in this Vienna-style lager.
Meantime Wheat Grand CRU
Tart fruit and cloves. Typical wheaty sourness with hints of toffee and a touch of pepper. Refreshing and spicy with a good alcoholic warmth.
Meantime Winter Time 80A new, bottle-conditioned creation not far removed from the same brewery's Chocolate and Coffee beers (see
porters section). Flavour packed but perhaps just a touch cloying in places.