Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by TinusTime:
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy copper colour with a decent white two fingered head. Smell is rich and grainy. Some spice from the hops. Definitly a lot going on from the rye and the wheat. Taste is interesting with a nice mix of maltiness and hoppiness. The rye tends to add a bit of spice and make it seem almost a bit more hoppy than it might be. Mouthfeel is a bit more full bodied than most Pale ales. Carbonation is nice and keeps the richness in check. Overall I would buy this again as it is an interesting twist on a pale ale. I enjoyed the additions of the other grains as they added a little depth to what could have been just an other ordinary pale ale
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2005 18:46:07 | More by TinusTime
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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 328 ratings.