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


on tap


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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.

RichardGretton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a strong white head. The aroma is lightly caramel, and the flavour is bitter with a mellow toffee'ness. Overall a good premium bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1925) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. 4.8% ABV. Pours a clear deep ruby amber colour with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruit, some red berries, slight chocolate and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, fruit, slight chocolate, a little red berries and some spicy, grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, toffee and a soft spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A nice, pleasant red ale, smells and tastes similar to a Cadburys eclair sweets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (350) - - NOV 5, 2015
Enjoyable bitter, malty biscuity aftertaste. Deep red in colour. Very easily drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PDrain (1) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
A nice ruby pint rich and smooth, poors well a nice clarity and good head easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from asda. Drank in a field. Murky copper amber coloured pour with a thin lasting off white greyish head. Aroma is sweet, toffee apple, unrefined sugars. A but of treacle on the nose as well. Dried fruit and caramel. Flavour is fruit and but. Caramel and toffee. Palate is sweet, toffee, moderate carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Ruby color with a creamy off white head. Solid caramel nose, and light fruity. Fruity and tad sweet caramel malty flavour. An ok session ale at the pub.
[On tap in Preston, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1013) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Decent enough bitter nice colouring and head some roastiness almost like a porter wutha bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Cask @ The JDW Grayhound Bridport . A good soulful red ale and chugged it fast as it was Friday ....Biscuty bready malts , notes of caramel , roast, licorice . It has a rich potent character that makes it hard to put the glass down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7848) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 15, 2015
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a woody hop bitter, over ripe fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Cask, probably in a Spoons. Eponymous with a well-retained vanilla foam. Nose chestnut, lactic hints, dates, a dosing of fine choc. Mellow, malt-driven, lightly nutty, creamy and roasted. Hops for bitterness only. Solid brew from solid brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (2989) - 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.

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