Some beers from the Metropolitan Brewing Company

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Some beers from the Metropolitan Brewing Company.  These are some new ‘craft beers’ from Greene King. They’re exclusive to Tesco. They’re packaged nicely, but they’re not very interesting, alas.

‘M’ Undercurrent Pale Ale
5% alcohol
Hopped with Tasmania Galaxy. Gold/bronze colour. Sweet toffee and malt nose with a hint of ripe peach. Sweetly fruited, accessible palate with lots of malt influence. Simple easy drinking. 6.5/10 (£1.79 Tesco)

‘M’ Optical Infusion Golden Ale
5.5% alcohol
Golden ale with some oak matured Scotch whisky added. Yellow/gold in colour. Sweet, herby, slightly malty nose. Very herbal with a toffee character. Fresh, lemony, malty palate with a sweet edge, but a hollow mid palate. Tastes a bit like alcohol-free beer. 5/10 (£1.79 Tesco)

‘M’ Big Bad Wolf IPA
6% alcohol
Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade and Styrian Goldings hops. Herby, malty and slightly bitter nose. Savoury, spicy, herby palate with a hole in the middle. Citrus peel and spice notes add interest but there’s a fundamental disconnect to all the components. 5.5/10 (£1.79 Tesco)

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