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Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 328
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: 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)
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-21-2013 03:46:04 | More by xbrettfavrex
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

11-19-2013 09:27:23 | More by Noelito76
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Druss157

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-17-2013 06:22:57 | More by Druss157
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-07-2013 00:38:36 | More by buzzy
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2013 21:15:09 | More by AngusOg
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-30-2013 13:32:40 | More by dgherm
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2013 17:48:38 | More by kingmaker
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LCB_Hostage

Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
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
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2013 21:44:01 | More by LXIXME
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-27-2013 23:05:13 | More by prdstmnky
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kb2250

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-13-2013 01:08:11 | More by kb2250
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-12-2013 21:36:04 | More by twenty5
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-09-2013 13:11:00 | More by TheNightwatchman
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tom91281

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-24-2013 19:55:53 | More by tom91281
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eabarth

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-21-2013 21:46:43 | More by eabarth
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

03-20-2013 01:44:12 | More by TheBigBoy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-10-2013 00:46:11 | More by ejimhof
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pma7779

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-02-2013 02:10:56 | More by pma7779
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-02-2013 01:17:20 | More by calcnerd
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mkh895

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-19-2013 01:46:00 | More by mkh895
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-12-2013 15:08:43 | More by chrishensley
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-29-2012 14:05:48 | More by Sipchue
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark orange with two fingers of head

Smell is really malt forward. Sweet nutty caramel and brown sugar.. Hopa are really restrained

Taste also lacks hops but offers more sweet bready malts. Very little bitterness.

Medium bodied and easy to drink

Decent beer but not much of a pale ale

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 05:11:09 | More by TheMultiYeast
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to a promo at Exton Beverage, Exton, PA I came home with a variety pack of Lancasters, along with a Winter Warmer (which I've also reviewed) pint glass! So, a few more Lancaster reviews soon to come.

Poured into a tumbler from a 12 oz. bottle.

A- nice burnt orange, with a light haze, and a creamy two-finger, just barely off white head. Retention fantastic, seemingly being able to stick around for days, if I'd let it. Lumps of foam stick around the glass, and even a pile of the head lies at the bottom when I'm finished.

S- Strong malt and grain, which was expected. The thing that really struck me was the aroma of the mashing process, a homebrewer's kitchen on brewing day. It's great. Sweet, breadlike, but distinct to the brewing world. Hops aren't very apparent, maybe a little dryness.

T- Up front with the malt again. I think it is a good balance sweetness, then a bit of a rye bite to spice it up. Again, hops are well hidden, but I can sense them in there somewhere.

M- Smooth, medium-light body, good light carbonation.

O- This beer is damn good. It looks, smells, and tastes great. Emphasis on the smell. I like how the mash has converted all the way to the end. Sometimes hops spoil the smell and flavor for me, but they don't here. Seasonally, I would drink this in the late summer/early fall; kind of a farewell to summer beer. It's a crisp smooth ale, but the grain gives it a light heaviness that welcomes cooler weather.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 21:30:44 | More by BWED
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jschwamb

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-18-2012 20:41:34 | More by jschwamb
Amish Four Grain Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.