Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by pvsob:
3.75/5 rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Deep amber/rust color with a half inch head. Fades quickly, leaving a thin film and some lacing.
S- Toffee/caramel, earthy English hops, light wheat and rye. Very subdued, but also enticing.
T- Malts are the star in this beer. Starts off with a nice bready malt flavor mixed with some toffee. Spicy rye and a sharp twang from the wheat come in at the end. A nice earthy/mineral flavor from the English hops and the Oats is every present.
M- Very smooth with medium carbonation.
O- This one won't satisfy hop heads, but if you're craving a interesting malt forward beer, this could be the one for you. In my opinion, an underrated/overlooked beer from Lancaster. Recommended. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2012 20:41:13 | More by pvsob
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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
81 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.