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Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Amish Four Grain Pale AleAmish Four Grain Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jarod on 12-05-2002)
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Todd

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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Bright and tawny, topped with a foamy white head that settles to a wispy lace. Grainy, spicy, floral with a pungent grassy, resiny, and hop oil pack hop aroma. Smooth and medium-bodied. Crisp wheat character and a nice rye spice in the initial flavor. Sweet, toasty, thin caramel malts and fresh bread crust. Hop are a briefly tangy and resiny with a thin grass bitterness. Finish has some lingering toasty notes and goes grain dry.

Rye usage is just enough making for a most tasty, interesting. balanced and complex brew. Don't expect it to wow you though. It's a solid choice for session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 05:12:13 | More by Todd
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Jason

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4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: The head last quite long with some sporadic rings of lace on the glass. The bright tawny hue shows good clarity.

Smell: A mélange of spicy sweet hop oil and sweet toasted grains intoxicate the nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Lots of flavor packed into this pale ale, the hops taste extremely fresh with woody and spicy notes as well as a clean bitterness. The rye and wheat come forth with a spicy twang of fermented grain with a malted sweetness to keep things in check. Finishes slightly sweet with a long lingering fresh hop bitterness.

Notes: If a brewery could ever find a perfect balance in a beer this would be one of them, the blend of hops and four different grains keeps your palate awake with its subtle complexities.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2004 10:56:55 | More by Jason
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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.

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Amish Four Grain Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.