Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrinkyBeerBoy:
4/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'll start by making a comment on the bottle.
I love the kinda old fashion plain label with the Amish buggy on it. Its from Lancaster, and its local.
Pouring this great lookin APA in a weizen glass, I'm impressed already. Holding my glass up to the light seeing its white/gold frothy head, and the first lace taking position.
Nice on the nose with a orange/grapefruit hop aroma. Under the citrisy hop aroma I can detect the nice smooth sweet malts, and the rye, and wheat grains.
The taste is a very well balance of bitterness, and sweet malts. First the bread crust with a little caramel malt sweetness, and then the (not over done) hop finish. Creamy medium mouthfeel, and as this one goes down I'v got great lacing, and still a quater inch head.
Overall this is a very drinkable APA, and Lancaster does a great job pleasing my palate. Well balanced, smooth, and refreshing.
If anyone cares "I recommend this one"
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2005 04:53:52 | More by BrinkyBeerBoy
More User Reviews:
2.71/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
This is my second Lancaster Brewing beer I've had off the premises, and so far, I'm not a fan of their bottled product. The other was their Hop Hog IPA and between that one and this, I'm convinced that someone hid the hops over in Lancaster.
This pours an almost reddish amber with a substantial head that dissipates quickly. Both the aroma and the taste are far maltier than I'd expect in a pale ale, without so much as a hint of hop bitterness to cut through the sweetness. If this had been presented as a classic British ESB, I'd probably rate it much higher, but it's far too malt-forward to qualify as a Pale Ale in my book.
As for the rather unique 4-grain grain bill, it didn't seem to make much of an impact that I could detect. I generally expect rye to bring a bit of a rough edge, yet this was smooth as could be. And the wheat did nothing to crisp it up. I'd be really interested in knowing what the proportions of the various grains were.
Like I said, had I been in the mood for something sweeter, I might have enjoyed this much more than I did. But the utter absence of hop character made this a disappointment as a pale ale. I'm not surprised they decided to retire this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2013 20:06:29 | More by LCB_Hostage
Amish Four Grain Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.