Celtic Rose | Lancaster Brewing Company

73 Ratings

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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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of TLove
2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(From Notes)

On tap at the brewery.

Unfortunate. My mom seemed to like it. Probably because it had the name "Celtic" on it. She likes anything Celtic or alcoholic.

Most of the body is comprised of a thin, sourish malt with a light yeasty, floral aroma. It was too light to really extoll many of its virtues or vices. I did notice a little bit of light spice, lemon, haw leaves, and a club soda carbonation.

Watery finish and barely noticeable carry-through. Very dry finish, leaving me with a bit of an over-roasted grain dryness.

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2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Translucent, copper color. The head is a bright, clean white.

S: Slightly nutty, but not a very strong aroma overall.

T: Light wheat, not too strong. Hoppy finish.

M: Smooth, almost caramel.

D: Okay, but the flavor is a bit too bland to want a second.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served cold in an imperial pint at the Brewery.
A - Deep copper w/ good clarity and a thin off white head.

S - A malty aroma w/ subtle hops, generally light w/ the smell of yeast.

M - Fizzy, light and slightly dry w/ a bit of hop spice.

T - A malty feel w/ out much depth at first, plenty of carbonation makes for a gassy taste - Crisp w/ minimal sweetness, there is a light lactic quality and mostly seltzery in flavor until it becomes warmer and the malt is allowed to make its presence known. A full dry effervescent ale that is on the lighter side.

D - Not my favorite beer from Lancaster, more of a palate cleanser, it lacks what I consider drinkable qualities. Too much gas and it a long while for the malt to even grace my tastebuds. I will skip this in the future.

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3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an easy-drinking red ale. And by easy-drinking I mean it's smooth but lacks much flavor. I think there's a little bit of crisp and spicy hops, but it mostly throws off an otherwise creamy mouthfeel. It kind of reminds me of Killian's Irish Red, even thought that's a lager. Oh well.

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Photo of odietrying
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in a 5 oz. sampler.

A: Dark copper, clear. Thin head and lacing.

S: A little hoppy, but nothing else note-worthy.

T: The hops certainly have a kick, a spiciness, bitter aftertaste.

M: Smooth and well-carbonated.

D: I probably wouldn't reach for another right away.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with about one finger of white fluffy head with good retention.

Then scent is of sweet caramel malt. Notes of sweet fruit also.

The taste is of toasted malt, sweet caramel presence and some fruit.

Medium body, very smooth, low carbonation.

This was tough to rate since it is categorized as an American Red Ale, which it doesn't really present itself as. In which case I thought it was a below average American Red Ale, but a very good Irish Red Ale.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken visiting the brewpub this past summer. Hung out in Hershey Park, ate some chocolate, dealt with having to buy cases only when looking for beer and hit up this brewpub (not the one pictured, the other location).

poured a deep amber. it was bittery and hoppy. smell was not really all that upfront. lively. this one was an ok drinker too hoppy for my tastes, but a great try for the hop heads.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at ? (maybe Johnny Brenda's)

A simple, well-balanced choice from LBC. Poured a clear, copper brown, with a thin white head and noticeable carbonation. Mild malts and grains in the aroma, and a hint of hops. Toasted grains and malts on the tongue, nutty, and again, just a hint of hop bitterness. A little stale in the aftertaste. Medium-light mouthfeel, not too flavorful, but drinkable overall.

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3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours dark cherry brown with a small foamy white head
S - Smells of sweet sticky malt, a little sourness
T - Taste is very mild malty sweetness with a tiny amount of bitter at the end
M - Creamy very drinkable

Poured from a growler I got 7 days ago from the brewery. Seems that 7 days may have been a little much? This seemed to have more sharpness to it last week but maybe ti was the food I was eating? Nice middle of the road sweet beer

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3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Lancaster Brewing Company

A- pours a nice deep, dark chocolate color. A huge 4 finger head overflows my weizen glass. Nice and burnt siena brown color to the head.

S- bready malts and dull hops. Nothing more to smell.

T- a burnt and roasted caramel hop flavor. Also i can get some hints of coffee.

M- creamy and chewy but grainy as well.

D- The flavor was good bit some times overwhelming. A nice beer to have on occassion but not something i would drink every day or every week.

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Celtic Rose from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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