Brewed by Lancaster (UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Lancaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
Lancaster Red is a premium strength, ruby red beer, fired by plentiful amounts of Goldings and First Gold hops to give a wonderfully spicy but sweet fragrance. Using a blend of Maris Otter, Crystal and Dark Crystal malts, Red offers a robust malt-dominated body finished with a splendid bitter note. Red is an impact bitter designed to leave a lasting impression both visually and on the taste buds." Robust ale with a malt dominated body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8156) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head. Malty aroma, Light roasted and faint herbal hops. Flavor starts sweet, moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6313) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Cask (Montagu Pyke JDW, London) - Copper coloured. Dried fruit and marzipan in the aroma. Fruity taste with caramel, fruitcake and marzipan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3495) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark reddish brown beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of dark malts and toffee. Taste is dark fruits, dark bitter chocolate hints and treacle malts. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
Cask handpull at County Hotel Ashford. Deep russet clear colour lasting thick cream head. Very decent dark ale some good dry malt. Good condition. Yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (5469) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear red/brown pour, off white head, slight spice and malt aroma, malt taste with dried fruits and a hint of coffee, a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4525) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a strong white head. The aroma is lightly caramel, and the flavour is bitter with a mellow toffee'ness. Overall a good premium bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4206) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear amber brown, medium off-white head, sweet malty aroma, good lacing, toffee, bit of fruit, sweet, mild malty aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3827) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
bottle - Pours red and is filled with big suspended yeast particles. There’s minimal head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel. It tastes of sweet caramel malt and a touch of hops bitterness. Easy drinking and smooth on the palate, it’s an okay if uninspired brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Lovely initial aromas out of the bottle. Dark chocolate, Espresso and cranberries on the nose. Palate pretty feistily bubbly but overall well balanced flavours taling off with slight hoppiness, digestive biscuits and a lovely bitterness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was of Vienna malt. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of red malt and hops. Not one that I would likely buy again.

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