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


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, some mild hops and leathery notes. flavour is much the same with some rubber added.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13599) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle, 4.9%. Weak metallic aroma. Clear amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is a little roasted, has a bit of rough hoppiness. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010
Clear amber with a tiny white short lasting head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour had toasted malt, caramel and spicy hops. Finished dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2010
cask at standing order JDW ... creamy tan head ... soft malty fruits nose ... very fruity ... blackcurrant ... little ovaltine malts ... little vanilla ....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Reddish copper with a thin cream head that laced the glass nicely; sweet, malty, aroma; sweet flavour, but light and floral, with some chewy malts giving body; the finish is clean and lightly bitter. A refined bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2010
Cask @ Society Room, JDW. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grain, some hops. Flavour of caramel malts, hint of toffe, sour fruits, cream , roasted malts. This is good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bernardhutch (3) - USA - JUL 21, 2009 does not count
Great beer. Has to be a favoutite (even though it is not my highest score... go figure?) Could stay on this all night... but shouldn’t. At 4.9% dangerous strength with sessionable qualities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Market Porter, London</i>
Amber color, no head. A good Ale with sweetish caramel, soft mouthfeel, correct bitterness, a bit perfumy too, too light aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Red brown with white head. Rich dry bitter, fully flavoured, hoppy with fuller roasted malts. Some malt sweetness in the body delivering a touch of alcohol. Good bitter finish.

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