Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by thebrood1987:
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Smells nice with some grains, a little rye, and caramel. You can also smells some spicy floral hops. Taste is similar with the thick malts hitting revealing a new flavor with each sip. You can get the slight hop citrus in the beginning then get the oats rye and caramel rich sweet malts in the middle and then with some wheat and a slight flash of citrus hops in the back. Perfectly balanced and good mouthfeel and rich malt taste for it being only 5.3 percent. Perfect for a session beer with some solid balanced taste. I love that this brewery is all natural no preservatives and don't use any of the gelatin or another animal related products that some breweries use for filtration. I'm a vegetarian so this is very nice to know. Especially knowing they got all the malts from the Amish country it really reminds me of being there whenever I drink this top notch beer. Definitely try this one if you like Oktoberfest's or the Samuel Adams Oktoberfest.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2011 23:21:48 | More by thebrood1987
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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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