Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by meathookjones:
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle with no date on it. This poured out a deep orange color with an inch high off white foamy head that left minimal to no lace through the session. A very different roasted grain aroma rose from this pale ale that was quite interesting. There was a good sweet malt presence as well as earth toned hops providing some familiarity to the scent. A bit of sweet and doughy malt is first tasted before the roasted grains kick in with a strong flavor. There are notes of earthy hops through out and an after tasted that is roasty and bitter to finish this one out. A very different overall take on the pale ale that is refreshing and welcome. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean with about a medium body. Drinkability is pretty good overall but the grains do become tiring after a while. I will definitely have more of this in the future but really cant down more than 2 or 3 in a sitting without the taste becoming old.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2004 16:36:26 | More by meathookjones
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2.71/5 rDev -24.1%
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
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