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Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company

Amish Four Grain Pale AleAmish Four Grain Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 326
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by thebrood1987:
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

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