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Lancaster Amish Four Grain Ale



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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Sweet malty ale, complex blending of four different malts, as the name indicates.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerguy717 (20) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 Excellent balance... subtle nuances of malt, honey and musk lead to a crisp hoppy finish. Like a fine French wine subtle yet complex and oh so very satisfying & food friendly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - FEB 25, 2001
Crisp, clean ale with distinctive hop aroma and flavor. Like drinking a pils.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 This beer is hoppy sweet and fruity, and is a true pleasure to drink. It is alot better on tap than in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Whoa, what a surprise as I sip this stuff out of a sampler case purchased at a local beer outlet for July 4th. Guy working at shop insisted that I try the sampler, saying that the owner had just been to the brewery itself and sampled the beers. He was impressed of course and here I am impressed equally and understand what this guy s insistence was all about . A beautiful light-amber colored brew with a slightly sweetish musky heavenly grain fragrance and mouthfeel. My red wine tasting instincts kind of activate as I quaff this stuff ... funny . "Amber waves of grain". I now am challenged with having to obtain a full 24 bottle case of this stuff, have never seen anything but the sampler . At any rate, this one is one of Pennsylvania's best and must be tried A.S.A.P. There is a real magic(k) about it. (read my rating of other Lancaster brews)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Cloudy orange with a good poofy and sticky head. It has an airy aroma. This has a great texture. It's slightly malty and almost like an Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Puddleglum (16) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2005
I had this on tap at the brewery and what a floral and fruity experience. I though this was a great Ale making use of the wheat to create esters that played off the malt and hops. Extremely well balanced. If you are in Lancaster take the opportunity to stop by the brewery and try this ale fresh it is not to be missed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2004
grainy pale. Darker, citrus peels, toasty, nutty. Above average. Some hops and oil in there. Not your British pale, more a blend with an American IPA. I notice the more experienced raters rate this higher and therefore can appreciate it. Thanks Mr_kimchee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Orange/amber color with a modest off white head. Slightly hoppy but mostly characterized by sweet caramel malts. A decent beer, and I really like the idea of using lots of different grains which gives it some character and uniqueness. I think by using the rye they get some nice dryness and crispness that rounds out the beer well, while the wheat and oats lead to its nice head retention and sweet smooth mouthfeel. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 From a trade, thanks Doclock. Spicy aroma with a muted malty sweetness. Translucent amber in color. Big malt taste. Sweet caramel overtones. I love malty beers so this hit my palate just right. Perfect mouthfeel for a basic ale. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shanekrout (7) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005 does not count
One of my favorites of all time! Smells moderately hoppy with a clear reddish bronze color. Flavor is slightly bitter and acidic. Body is medium. This beer is excellent at the brewery! Very fresh!

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