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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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 73
Photo of odietrying
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
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 HopDerek
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at LBCs Harrisburg brewpub

Poured a clear deep amber/red color with a good 3/4" of bubbly off-white head, good lacing. Smells are of very grainy malts with just a touch of hops. Tastes very sweet and malty, like caramel and bread, with a bitter hop finish. Medium in body with good carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. A very sessionable amber ale to enjoy while at Lancaster Brewing.

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Photo of akorsak
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of Slatetank
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
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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Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev +7%
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 WesWes
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Photo of tgbljb
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of tempest
3.13/5  rDev -9%
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 cichief
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Photo of BeerIsland
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well, the Celtic Rose has made its debut and it's kind of interesting. It tastes somewhat like the Red Rose although, I admit, it's been quite a while since I had a pint. Matter o' fact, it even looks a little like the Red Rose. Check it out, new batch on tap!

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