Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2017 Cakes (493) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub and served in an imperial pint glass.
A high quality Irish Amber Ale.
Bottle to mug, the appearance was a dark copper/amber color with a steady foamy white head that fell off at a decent pace. Sly messy lace. gripweed57 (2910) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2017
The aroma had a nice arrangement of toffee/caramel malts blending nicely with some earthy hops, came across also with a slight floral to spicy note.
The flavor had the spicy to earthy to floral to sweet quality melding together fairly nice. With a nicely blended aftertaste between all of the previously mentioned tastes, the finish was malty with a little bit of that spicy note.
The palate was about medium bodied, sitting perhaps just a touch under and complimenting the carbonation pretty nice. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice Irish red ale that I would have again.
From old tasting notes. Labeled as "Lancaster Red Rose Amber Ale". Bright copper colored brew topped by a bubbly beige head. Spicy, fruity malt aroma. Crisp, dryish malt flavor hints at peppercorns and toffee. aumentm (750) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Loved this beer. Excellent overall aroma and appearance. It was a bit dark and the palate was smooth. DocLock (11106) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy coppery toward reddish with khaki head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit. Tastes caramel malty, fruity, mildly hoppy. Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2006 Total Score: 3.8
Draft. Not sure who listed this beer, or how I became the first to drink it, but here goes. Deep coppery pour with ruby edges, and a great creamy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, vinous fruit, cherry, red grape, even some blueberry hints. The taste is caramel malty, fruity, vinous, with nice complexity and a nitrogenated mouthfeel. Very smooth and quaffable, I would have called this a red ale based upon its fruitiness, but lets compromise and call it a damned good brown ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/10/2006 Total Score: 2.9
Draft at brewpub. Coppery brown colored with some aroma of caramel malt, almonds, and sligh brown sugary fruit. The palate is medium to light, with malt, caramel, nut, and some brown sugar hints.
Draft. Clear amber color, off white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lightly floral caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel. Plain.
sonnycheeba (6437) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear light amber with, thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, floral hops, light dates, and faint biscuit malt. Flavor is sweet malt forward with some dark fruit esters and faint floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13869) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters with light cookie malt and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation. alobar (3940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Clear amber pour with an aroma of caramel, cereal, and hops. Grain, caramel flavor with a quick hop bite at the end. Good beer. jsmerig (1699) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a rich brown taste is roasted malt and mild hops. Finish is clean. On tsp at the Harrisburg store
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft sampler at brewery in Harrisburg. Amber color, small thin off white head, not much aroma. Medium body, fruity, malty flavor. Taste has some bitter hops, hoppy finish. Not a bad Irish Ale.