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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


viktorvee's rating

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1450) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask at JDW Playfair. Pours ruby with white head. Nose is malts, resin, bitter berries, caramel. Taste is bitter, berries, caramel malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear copper amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is similar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask at the Sun. Lancaster. Reddish copper/brown with a sizeable off-white head. Malt aroma with a hint if berry. Straightforward bitter taste with an assertion of sweetness from the heavy malt. Ok, but I wish it was more exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Cask at the Sun, Lancaster, 01/03/15. Rich reddish amber with a decent light beige covering. Nose is biscuit malt, caramel, earthy hop tones, light fruit. Taste comprises red berry notes, spice, toffee, biscuit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent gear.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2942) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark chestnut coloured beer with a rich red fruit, malty and burnt toffee flavour followed by a nutty, fruity and warming almond finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5668) - 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 (4393) - 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 (1608) - 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.


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