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


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle: best before the end of Feb 2013 and poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 10th June 2012. It’s name suggests it might be red and as the bottle was clear it showed that colour! The head was a cream coloured affair of tight bubbles. Malty and fruity in the nose and taste with a mini-hop finish. Fairly sweet feel in everything: the alcohol is nicely hidden and overall it gets a ’thumps up’ from me without waving my arms around excitedly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Medium ruby amber with an edge head, no lace. Another weak entry from Lancaster. Nothing wrong here because there is nothing here to be wrong. Light malt to begin, with a tiny amount of bittering at the finish. That’s it. I got this from a friend - he’s in a mail-order beer club. Most of the club’s selections are scarce, but scarcity doesn’t make them somehow better. Re-visit 8/5/12: I’ve had a bottle that is apparently more fresh than my earlier sample. Better aroma, better look, more caramel malt in the flavor. It continues to be average, but 2.1 to 2.9 is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1051) - ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Deep rust brown with a generous tan head. Nice smells of malt, toffee and rich caramel. In the mouth, the sweet caramels come to the fore with a slight metallic tang and some fruitiness. Picking out plum and a little apricot. The finish is mild, but pleasant and leaves behind a lasting sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from my beer of the month club. Pours a clear copper with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, and fruit. Taste is similar with some hops presence. Nice.

   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 (7767) - 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 (1124) - 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 (1741) - 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 (5832) - 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 (5646) - 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 :-)

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