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

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RATINGS: 61   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - NOV 18, 2013
Decent strong/best bitter. Predominant malt, a sweet touch of caramel then a drawn out bitter finish, with a fruity grape note.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Booths Penwortham. At 4.8%. Pours clear copper, thick, bubbly off-white head. Aromas of red fruits and nuts, lightly metallic. Taste is more of the same. Medium body, sweet finish. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Backlog rating on 9-12-2012. This beer has a medium sized ivory smooth head with a short retention, transparent copper body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, hops, suggestion of fruit, and spicy. The flavor is caramel malt, semi -sweet, lightly bitter, suggestion of fruit, and spicy. This beer has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink, but it lacks much depth and character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. This bottle was 4.8%. The colour is bright amber, with a tan head. Malt and yeast are prominent in the aroma, and the taste, with slight carmel, and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 26, 2014
This ruby ale is a good session bitter ale filled with hop and malt flavours, a benefit of this style. The malts play a key feature in the aroma of this beer, biscuits and nuts are detectable to the nose and the hop brings a citrus bitter flavour to the table. The blend of the two is well planned and reduces the bitterness of the hops but still leaves some zing to keep you interested. A good session ale, slightly strong.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask at the Magpie, pours a dark red-brown with a fast-settling head, chocolate and a little red wine aroma, palate is initially lightly sweet, fruity and malty, but then a rather unpleasant acrid bitterness sets in, along with a dry woodiness. A bit odd.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
caramel, bread, amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6888) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5536) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2391) - 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.


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