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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
bottle - Pours red and is filled with big suspended yeast particles. Theres minimal head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel. It tastes of sweet caramel malt and a touch of hops bitterness. Easy drinking and smooth on the palate, its an okay if uninspired brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Lovely initial aromas out of the bottle. Dark chocolate, Espresso and cranberries on the nose. Palate pretty feistily bubbly but overall well balanced flavours taling off with slight hoppiness, digestive biscuits and a lovely bitterness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (6005) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was of Vienna malt. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of red malt and hops. Not one that I would likely buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (377) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
i actually enjoyed this immensely. Lovely red. Taste improved as well, as it heated up. Jolly nice. Bottled from Asda.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (700) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a ruby red color. Zero head. This thing has so many floaters It looks like a weak oatmeal. It looks a bit syrupy too. Aroma reminds me of a malty barleywine. Malty and fruity with a somewhat dry finish. Without even knowing where this was made my initial thoughts were, "It tastes English."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11993) - Troms, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2012
Half, well kept cask at Horse & Jockey in Chorlton. Bright golden-brown body covered by a tiny, beige head, blanketing the glass. Smell of mid-sweet malts and oranges. Mixed bag of red oranges, ripe fruits and caramel malts. Rounded bitter endnotes. Satisfying partner to the mushroom pie (Greater Manchester, 06.07.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (6016) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
Red brown colour. Aroma has some sweet red fruit. Flavour is fruity and malty and has a light smokiness. Shame about the slightly metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6897) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle: best before the end of Feb 2013 and poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 10th June 2012. Its name suggests it might be red and as the bottle was clear it showed that colour! The head was a cream coloured affair of tight bubbles. Malty and fruity in the nose and taste with a mini-hop finish. Fairly sweet feel in everything: the alcohol is nicely hidden and overall it gets a thumps up from me without waving my arms around excitedly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (4335) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Medium ruby amber with an edge head, no lace. Another weak entry from Lancaster. Nothing wrong here because there is nothing here to be wrong. Light malt to begin, with a tiny amount of bittering at the finish. Thats it. I got this from a friend - hes in a mail-order beer club. Most of the clubs selections are scarce, but scarcity doesnt make them somehow better. Re-visit 8/5/12: Ive had a bottle that is apparently more fresh than my earlier sample. Better aroma, better look, more caramel malt in the flavor. It continues to be average, but 2.1 to 2.9 is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1173) - ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Deep rust brown with a generous tan head. Nice smells of malt, toffee and rich caramel. In the mouth, the sweet caramels come to the fore with a slight metallic tang and some fruitiness. Picking out plum and a little apricot. The finish is mild, but pleasant and leaves behind a lasting sweetness and bitterness.

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