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


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
040212: Clear dark amber color with small off-white head. Very typical english taste. Good flavor but too thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle. Low fluffy quickly disappearing white head. Clear dark red brown body. Caramell seet powerful roasted malt aroma. Caramel spicy pepper roasted malt flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste. Seems a bit thin bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kronebryg (1123) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
No head. Red amber. Ligth nose. Medium body and short. Dry. Caramel. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Bottle - Brownish red opaque with an average off white head. Strong malt with overrip fruit smell with a light roast and alcohol, A little too strong, almost rotten. Leather medium oily body, rough. Taste of brown chewy bread, caramel, malt and alcohol with some red overrip fruit. Bitter-sweet with a strong alcohol bitter finish, but smooth. It would be better if the ABV wasn’t so high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5336) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
Sweet tasting ruby ale with an excellent finish in the palate - very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5264) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 On tap in Preston. Ruby colour with an off white head. Solid caramel nose, and light fruity. Fruity and sweet caramel malt flavour. An excellent choice :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle. Spiced, peppery, red berry flavours, crisp and fizzy. A good brew .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
At Bo, DK. Bottled, 130811. Red with off-white head. Aroma of malt and red berries. Flavor with some caramel, spices and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Had it on cask at Wetherspoons in Manchester (Seven Stars), decent ale, a beautiful red colour to it. Nice malty taste, fine finish, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2403) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Pretty good brew. I let the bottle warm up a bit out of the fridge first. Poured an average sized, light tan head that settled down quick and a little lace. Color is a clear red amber with plenty of active bubble trails. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel, some milder dark ripe fruits, a little hop. Flavor’s almost exactly the same with some bittersweet flavors coming out. Good body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and is extended. Session beer.

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