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Celtic Rose - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Celtic Rose
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Description: Our version of a traditional Irish Amber Ale, Celtic Rose combines the richness of malt and spicy British hop taste. This delicious beer delivers a taste worthy of the Red Rose City.

(Beer added by: BeerIsland on 03-09-2007)
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zoso1967

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-25-2012 21:40:33 | More by zoso1967
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%

Well, the Celtic Rose has made its debut and it's kind of interesting. It tastes somewhat like the Red Rose although, I admit, it's been quite a while since I had a pint. Matter o' fact, it even looks a little like the Red Rose. Check it out, new batch on tap!

03-09-2007 03:32:49 | More by BeerIsland
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%

This is an easy-drinking red ale. And by easy-drinking I mean it's smooth but lacks much flavor. I think there's a little bit of crisp and spicy hops, but it mostly throws off an otherwise creamy mouthfeel. It kind of reminds me of Killian's Irish Red, even thought that's a lager. Oh well.

07-08-2007 17:33:26 | More by tempest
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pdotsoler


3.43/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Pours dark cherry brown with a small foamy white head
S - Smells of sweet sticky malt, a little sourness
T - Taste is very mild malty sweetness with a tiny amount of bitter at the end
M - Creamy very drinkable

Poured from a growler I got 7 days ago from the brewery. Seems that 7 days may have been a little much? This seemed to have more sharpness to it last week but maybe ti was the food I was eating? Nice middle of the road sweet beer

09-05-2012 21:13:19 | More by pdotsoler
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-14-2012 23:42:35 | More by Bdel34
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-28-2012 21:27:09 | More by PaBeerLover
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-19-2014 03:22:35 | More by Kevincredible
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-23-2014 21:49:52 | More by waddellc2
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Served on-tap at Lancaster Brewing's Harrisburg shake-down cruise benefiting the Children's Miracle Network.

A: The ale is a light copper color, clear save for the rampant carbonation. A decent sized head quickly dissapated, leaving no trace.

S: The nose is full of mild grains, bready without an aroma that really stands out. Hops are there, but add little beyond bittering.

T: The beer is strong on the malts, grainy with toast flavors appearing prominently. The malts are strong but a little shy of the Irish ale that I envision as the target. Some hoppiness mid-sip adds a nice diversion, but as quickly as it appears it is gone. The beer is solid but does not stand out.

M: Graininess abounds, creating a chewy mouthfeel that finishes long.

D: The abv is reasonable, low even, and the flavors are strong enough that I'd belly up for a few more.

12-22-2007 02:22:39 | More by akorsak
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TLove

District of Columbia

2.42/5  rDev -31.6%

(From Notes)

On tap at the brewery.

Unfortunate. My mom seemed to like it. Probably because it had the name "Celtic" on it. She likes anything Celtic or alcoholic.

Most of the body is comprised of a thin, sourish malt with a light yeasty, floral aroma. It was too light to really extoll many of its virtues or vices. I did notice a little bit of light spice, lemon, haw leaves, and a club soda carbonation.

Watery finish and barely noticeable carry-through. Very dry finish, leaving me with a bit of an over-roasted grain dryness.

10-27-2009 02:54:00 | More by TLove
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%

P- Lancaster Brewing Company

A- pours a nice deep, dark chocolate color. A huge 4 finger head overflows my weizen glass. Nice and burnt siena brown color to the head.

S- bready malts and dull hops. Nothing more to smell.

T- a burnt and roasted caramel hop flavor. Also i can get some hints of coffee.

M- creamy and chewy but grainy as well.

D- The flavor was good bit some times overwhelming. A nice beer to have on occassion but not something i would drink every day or every week.

11-08-2008 00:36:41 | More by Dodo2step
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Mudawg

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

01-14-2012 21:30:31 | More by Mudawg
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hmich176

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-07-2013 08:47:45 | More by hmich176
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acharpster01

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-29-2011 00:16:56 | More by acharpster01
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Served on tap into a big mug.

A- pours a nice amber shade with a one finger white head. Looks nice enough.

S- smells very sweet...almost like raspberries? Not at all like what I usually get from an amber.

T- has a mildly hoppy floral taste to it...not bad, just not what I was expecting.

M- good feel, albeit very malty. Nice and light.

D- its good drinking, but probably shouldn't be considered an amber...was talking to the bartender, and they apparently qualify it as an Irish Red. I'd say that would be a little more apt.

06-17-2010 23:54:52 | More by bigfnjoe
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%

Pours a deep amber color with about one finger of white fluffy head with good retention.

Then scent is of sweet caramel malt. Notes of sweet fruit also.

The taste is of toasted malt, sweet caramel presence and some fruit.

Medium body, very smooth, low carbonation.

This was tough to rate since it is categorized as an American Red Ale, which it doesn't really present itself as. In which case I thought it was a below average American Red Ale, but a very good Irish Red Ale.

05-14-2012 19:51:20 | More by BeerCon5
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

05-22-2013 20:02:37 | More by NJBeer265
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one4thegutter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

11-24-2013 22:49:38 | More by one4thegutter
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-29-2013 18:35:36 | More by IPAchris
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

This arrived with a decent, bone-white head that had decent retention throughout. The color was rust-red with NE-quality clarity. The nose was lightly sweet with malt. The mouthfeel was slightly thin and had a mild hoppiness to go along with the sweetness. The finish was mildly bitter, but it also had enough sweetness to keep the malt set happy. This was another red which did not overwhelm me with its sweetness. I may have to rethink my stance on red ales as a result.

11-06-2007 00:05:22 | More by woodychandler
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odietrying

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -11%

Served on-tap in a 5 oz. sampler.

A: Dark copper, clear. Thin head and lacing.

S: A little hoppy, but nothing else note-worthy.

T: The hops certainly have a kick, a spiciness, bitter aftertaste.

M: Smooth and well-carbonated.

D: I probably wouldn't reach for another right away.

10-27-2008 01:33:33 | More by odietrying
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4%

First had: on tap at ? (maybe Johnny Brenda's)

A simple, well-balanced choice from LBC. Poured a clear, copper brown, with a thin white head and noticeable carbonation. Mild malts and grains in the aroma, and a hint of hops. Toasted grains and malts on the tongue, nutty, and again, just a hint of hop bitterness. A little stale in the aftertaste. Medium-light mouthfeel, not too flavorful, but drinkable overall.

05-13-2011 15:52:24 | More by Rifugium
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

poured from a cold growler picked up at the LBC on eisenhower blvd in Harrisburg.
Sampling with a pint glass the beer pours a clear amber hue with creamy beige head of 3 cm even with a gentle pour, almost overflows the glass. The keg did kick at the brewpub so maybe contributing to the foaminess?
The beer aroma is relatively mild but pleasant with mostly grainy and husky malt and a bit of caramel. I also get some earthy hops but in the background.
First sip reveals an average body with medium carbonation. The beer goes down very easy with each sip.
Flavor is similar to nose with grainy malt and a bit of caramel, again just hints of earthy hops come through but the beer finishes pretty clean and is enjoyable.
I like this brew and found it easy to drink and refreshing, I would order a pint of this if I was sticking around for a meal too.

07-03-2011 17:22:26 | More by sulldaddy
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-09-2012 04:15:55 | More by Rojada1988
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-19-2011 00:39:38 | More by VikeMan
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Celtic Rose from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.