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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

330 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 330
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: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid $24.50 for the mixed case in Lancaster County...

The appearence is very pleasing to the eye, an amber meets golden color with a medium white head, nice retention and lacing as well. The aroma is a bold one to be modest... a bunch of grainy smell mixed with hops, quite unique.

No surprise here, this one remains steady as the smell gave away, the grain flavor is quite unique, a very one-of-a-kind taste that I've never deal with; the mix of the grained beer (malted barley, wheat, rye, oats). The mouthfeel remains on hold with the rest of the beer, good in the palette and not as strong as a 5.6% might give, however the drinkability is average in my opinion for one strong reason, it's very heavy and sweet, and I can't imagine doing this one in a session, it's good for a #2 out of 4+ beer session...

Final Thought: This one tasted better as I drank it, doesn't compare to the quality of Milk Stout, but this one has WAY more personality...

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2004 01:58:51 | More by mobyfann
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Amish Four Grain Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.