Celtic Rose | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Description: Our version of a traditional Irish Amber Ale, Celtic Rose combines the richness of malt and spicy British hop taste. This delicious beer delivers a taste worthy of the Red Rose City.

Added by BeerIsland on 03-09-2007

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brew pub. Served in a pint glass. A beautiful rich amber color with a nice one and a half finger head on it. The aroma was nicely developed and not overwhelming to the point where it overpowered the beer. When I drank it I could taste the richness of the hops and malts which made the beer that much better. If you can get this on draft get it! I said to the bartender that they should bottle/can this brew, and the bartender said that he would pass it on.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to mug, the appearance was a dark copper/amber color with a steady foamy white head that fell off at a decent pace. Sly messy lace. The aroma had a nice arrangement of toffee/caramel malts blending nicely with some earthy hops, came across also with a slight floral to spicy note. The flavor had the spicy to earthy to floral to sweet quality melding together fairly nice. With a nicely blended aftertaste between all of the previously mentioned tastes, the finish was malty with a little bit of that spicy note. The palate was about medium bodied, sitting perhaps just a touch under and complimenting the carbonation pretty nice. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, pretty nice Irish red ale that I would have again.

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3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a big mug.

A- pours a nice amber shade with a one finger white head. Looks nice enough.

S- smells very sweet...almost like raspberries? Not at all like what I usually get from an amber.

T- has a mildly hoppy floral taste to it...not bad, just not what I was expecting.

M- good feel, albeit very malty. Nice and light.

D- its good drinking, but probably shouldn't be considered an amber...was talking to the bartender, and they apparently qualify it as an Irish Red. I'd say that would be a little more apt.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at Friscoes Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- A deep ruby-red amber, with a thin off-white head.

S- Not much there, slight malty scent.

T- Bready, sweet, with hints of fresh fruit, with a decnt dry finish.

M- Smooth, medium body, well done.

D- A good beer all around, balanced.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This arrived with a decent, bone-white head that had decent retention throughout. The color was rust-red with NE-quality clarity. The nose was lightly sweet with malt. The mouthfeel was slightly thin and had a mild hoppiness to go along with the sweetness. The finish was mildly bitter, but it also had enough sweetness to keep the malt set happy. This was another red which did not overwhelm me with its sweetness. I may have to rethink my stance on red ales as a result.

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Celtic Rose from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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