Lancaster Amish Four Grain Ale

RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Sweet malty ale, complex blending of four different malts, as the name indicates.

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Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Aroma of banana bread and caramel malt. Taste of bready yeast malt and a light ending bitterness. This was fair. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Atom (2594) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
12oz bottle pours a bright amber orange with a medium tan head. Aroma is floral, honey, and caramel, four grain eh? Taste is slightly sweet but overall bland and no where near "complex." Forgettable.

matthewjk (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Via Microbeer of the Month Club - Sorry friends, this doesn’t work at all. Wet biscuit. Bland malts. no fly zone.

bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Botttle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy orange amber with little head. Aroma is roasty/bready with something that suggests hop. Med body. Flavor is slighty roasty bready with a suggestion of bitterness that might be from hop or grain. It has so much malt that it drinks like a beer with a heavier ABV. So it’s finishing sweet, but not so sweet as to be sickening, and the bitter is building with time. Some might call this balanced. I’m not always good at that determination, but it looks like it’s not a drain pour. Surprised about that.

Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2012
You know, the Amish only go around once in life so they have to grab for all the gusto they can, even in the beer they drink. And when they drink beer they reach for a Lancaster Amish Four Grain Ale.

Bottle pours medium copper with faintly yellow foamy head with good persistence. Aroma sweet malts and fruits with some citrus hops. Sweet taste, kind of a corn-like adjunct effect but I have to say overall I like it. Finish minimal hops, not what you’d expect from a APA.. Palate slightly sticky and syrupy. Alcohol not apparent.

I didn’t expect to like it but I did.

soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
12 oz bottle. 3rd of 4 beers in my "beer of the month/season" shipment. Pours a copper color that catches the light well, with no real head to speak of. Smells of sugary gum-like aromas, maybe some vanilla, and malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with a lot of wheat thrown in too (note: I hate wheat flavors). Very light mouth feel, and a bit watered down. Swing and a miss, I’m afraid.

Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, light-medium orange with a tall, whipped off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet honey, bready notes, and wet grains.. quite sweet overall.. just a little citrus and fruity hop presence around.. decent balance, and no real complaints. The flavor found honey and doughy sweetness at the core with fruity notes and assorted grains around.. some vanilla around there too.. again very sweet, with little hop presence. Light-medium bodied and sweet as mentioned on the palate.. just a touch of grainy sourness.. OK and very drinkable overall.

zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a white head and malty aroma. Taste is of sweet malts, hops, grains, and fruits with a sweet, long finish. Nothing special about this brew.

jjgmd (2289) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours a rusty cooper color, with light carbonation. Aroma is grassy and malty, and quite pleasant. Taste is bitte and complex, but do not like the flavor or appreciate the four grain mixture.Taste is piney with hints of fruit ( banana) and just not there for me. Finish is medium and astringent. Quaff Score ( drinkability especially with hearty enjoyment ) 3 / 10

HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 I liked this. It was a fine pale. Wasn’t too carbonated and had a great flavor. It wasn’t complex, but simple. If you see it, it is worth a try. Best Pale I’ve had

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