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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Photo of Knapp85
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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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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Photo of Slatetank
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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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Photo of tempest
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
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 WesWes
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a tame pale and light crystal malt scent. It seems a bit grainy. It has a mild hop aroma that really rounds out the nose. The taste is decent as well. It has a light, malty flavor with a dry bitter finish. Again, there is a grainy element, but nothing too bad. The hops are light, but welcome in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This a decent amber ale. It's light and easy drinking; nothing too complicated.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of akorsak
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Lancaster Brewing's Harrisburg shake-down cruise benefiting the Children's Miracle Network.

A: The ale is a light copper color, clear save for the rampant carbonation. A decent sized head quickly dissapated, leaving no trace.

S: The nose is full of mild grains, bready without an aroma that really stands out. Hops are there, but add little beyond bittering.

T: The beer is strong on the malts, grainy with toast flavors appearing prominently. The malts are strong but a little shy of the Irish ale that I envision as the target. Some hoppiness mid-sip adds a nice diversion, but as quickly as it appears it is gone. The beer is solid but does not stand out.

M: Graininess abounds, creating a chewy mouthfeel that finishes long.

D: The abv is reasonable, low even, and the flavors are strong enough that I'd belly up for a few more.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a cold growler picked up at the LBC on eisenhower blvd in Harrisburg.
Sampling with a pint glass the beer pours a clear amber hue with creamy beige head of 3 cm even with a gentle pour, almost overflows the glass. The keg did kick at the brewpub so maybe contributing to the foaminess?
The beer aroma is relatively mild but pleasant with mostly grainy and husky malt and a bit of caramel. I also get some earthy hops but in the background.
First sip reveals an average body with medium carbonation. The beer goes down very easy with each sip.
Flavor is similar to nose with grainy malt and a bit of caramel, again just hints of earthy hops come through but the beer finishes pretty clean and is enjoyable.
I like this brew and found it easy to drink and refreshing, I would order a pint of this if I was sticking around for a meal too.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of tgbljb
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub.
Served as a reddish colored beer with moderate slightly off-white head.
Smell has notes of caramel and some sweet malt.
Taste also shows the caramel, but the hops that come through are a bit tto strong.
Finishes a bit too dry for my pleasure.
An OK beer, but there are better beers at the brewpub to select from.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of DaveHack
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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