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Red Rose Amber | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-06-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of abcramer
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Phatz
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Served amber copper color with ivory head and great lacing.

Smell & Taste: Caramel red amber malts trickle through the nose and then the palate as well. The Malty sweet flavor is clean and crisp with a hint of candy syrupiness and fruit preceding the light hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body lightlly chalky in the mouth.

Drinkability: This beer is a bit simple in the flavor but it is certainly sessionable.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of mjc410
2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an American tumbler pint @ LBC

Slight lacing remains after the head fizzles out. The body of the liquid is ruby amber - almost glowing.
The nose is comprised of a very slight pine scent, and light biscuity malt. Very weak.
Tastes again of biscuit, but also of caramel. Very much American hops and malts.
The mouthfeel is smooth and light, perfect for easy drinking. The carbonation is just right, too.
This is enjoyable, but too mild. The beer menu billed this as a British style ale, but it certainly doesn't live up to that. Even if it weren't, it would still be too mild.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

growler purchased at the beer pub. Poured a medium red-copper coper with moderate white head that fell to a long-lasting ring. Smell is caramel, toasty, and slightly hoppy. Taste begins very dry but notes of caramekl malt begin to come through. Finished a bit too dry for my liking. Overall a pretty good beer.

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Photo of weeare138
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a reddish brown with a small white head and medium carbonation. Hearty, spotty lacing can be seen.
The smell is of a malty aroma with a distinct caramel and crystal malt present somewhere in there.
Taste is good. A definite malt happy beer with a floraly hopness towards the back.
Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied with everything leaning towards the maltiness of the brew.

It's ok, dog.

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Photo of Gavage
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruby / amber in color with a 1" head. Nice lacing develops through the drink. The aroma is mild and only some malt tones are picked up by the nose. The flavor is on for an amber ale as decent malt levels are balanced with caramel, very quiet and mild nuttiness, some bitterness, and a bit of fruit.

Mouthfeel is smooth at the start and finish. Medium bodied. Carbonation levels are light but are just right for this ale. Serious session brew here.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer arrived as a beautiful copper-colored red. The glass contained a decent, if not substantial head, which was retained well over the course of the glass. There was obvous effervescence which lasted thorughout. There was a very sweet scent on the nose, but not unpleasant nor unexpected for the style. I detected a very creamy mouthfeel, followed by a fruity, almost strawberry-like flavor. The lingering aftertaste was also fruity and berrylike. An interesting beer.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish amber color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent with some hops present. The taste is good as well. It has a fine malty flavor with a smooth sweet malt finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking amber ale. It has a good malt palate as well as a smooth finish.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Red Rose is named for Lancaster, while York remains the white. But there's no war going on here; everything is in-tune and checked. It's a brilliant version of an English very-best bitter that deserves more attention than it gets. It's quite solid in all areas while never overstepping the bounds, and it's easily accessible to the beginning drinker as well as satisfying to the initiated. Very well done, and certainly worth trying!
Its crystal-clear body displays bronze highlights when held to the light; and it rests beneath a solid inch of rocky off-white foam. The retention is decent, and it slowly drops to a creamy collar that leaves some very nice lace as it goes. The nose is distinctly caramelish and nutty with a touch of fruit to liven things up and some background hops. The body is medium-full and creamy-smooth across the palate due to its very fine, restrained carbonation. A berry-like fruitiness appears in the flavor up-front, before warming to reveal light caramel and a touch of nuttiness. The bitterness is subdued and it leans towards maltiness although some floral and grassy hop flavors do make a walk-on appearance. It finishes drying with some fast dissolving malt that fades to reveal a residual bitterness and some fruit. It's not really complex, but it is intriguing; and it's very well-brewed. Certainly worth trying!

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Red Rose Amber from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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