Mcleary's Pub Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phatz on 07-11-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mcleary's Pub Ale is brewed by Lancaster Brewing Company *only* for Mcleary's Public House in Marietta PA. Mcleary's is well worth visiting. I wish it were actually worthy of a BA BeerFly but it is sortof on the fence. The place is a great Irish Pub but not quite a "Beer Destination."

Mcleary's Public House
130 W Front St
Marietta, PA 17547
(717) 426-2225

They claim the Mcleary's Pub Ale is an APA. Well I have a message in to the brewer to confirm that because if it is it would be the most dark and malty APA I have had. That said; It taste GREAT! I wish is was available at Lancaster. I had to come all the way out to Marietta to try it. Well, I'll be back. Mcleary's opened a new patio in the back and an outdoor bar. Very nice place. Here’s the break down.

Appearance: Served a translucent amber color with an off white head and a little lace.

Smell: a bit reserved but camel malt and bread, with a touch of toffee and some hops. It makes me think more of an English brown ale than an APA.

Taste: The taste follows in suit with the nose. Malty and amber, not quite brown but not real APA either. It is hard to put in a style but they call it APA so be it. Sweet bread malts. touch of fruit and certainly hops. Yum.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body. Rich and malty.

Drinkability: This is a session beer for sure. I really enjoyed this and I will be back for more.

Hope this is helpful.

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Mcleary's Pub Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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