Brewed by Ossett
Style: Bitter
Ossett, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular (formerly Occasional).
A full bodied ruby red ale with subtle chocolate malt character. Inital maltiness leads to citrus, spice and bitterness at the end. A rare Slovenian variety of hop provides both bitter finish and the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2011
Cask (Euston Tap, London)
6 Slightly cocoa aroma, masked by the sparkler.
4 Red, sparkler head.
6+ pleasant full malty taste.
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish a little grainy, but quite brief.
12 Competent but not exciting. Better than I expected from a ’red’, as it wasn’t stupidly sticky sweet with caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Reddish brown clear with lasting beige head. Nicely bitter on the finish. Touch of dry ashy malt. It’s ok. Just a touch harsh. Some fruit. It grew on me and outside the hoppy blond Ossett normal terriotory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours clear amber with a soft, white head. Aroma holds some toasted malts, light berry fruits and some twiggy, earthy hops. Moderately sweet, with faint hints of caramel and toffee, some lightly toasted malts, followed by earth and grass bitters. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly dry, earthen hop finish with off-setting, malty sweetness. Nicely balanced all around. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
From cask at University Arms. Pours deep amber with a small, tan and creamy dense head. Aroma is roasted malt, breadish and slight caramel. Smooth malt flavour, caramel to toffee and with a subdued sweetness. Light bitterness showing through. Ends dry and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Crown and Kettle, 2 Oldham Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester England.

ABV. 4.0%. Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dusty, berry, coffee - chocolate malt notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, coffee - fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100425]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Pig’s B’ear Festival ’10 at The Pig ’n’ Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Amber. Earthy malt aroma and chocolate malt taste. Mid bitter finish. Strong, tasty and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Cask handpull, The Swim Inn JDW (I think), Sheffield. Bright Ruby red with a creamy tufting head. Biscuit and demarara aroma. Cherries, Benelin in an old running shoe, biscuits. ’Sweet malt’ says Jenner. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
Cask, Telegraph Inn, New Brighton. Mid toned copper colour with a thin tan head and some lace. Subdued sweet malt aroma with traces of dog blanket and spice. Flavour had some fruit in evidence and was on the thin side with mild bitterness towards the finish. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Crown & Kettle, Manchester 25/04/2010 Hop aroma. Amber coloured fruity hoppy and a little spicy with a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
A wet barnyard nose gives way to an interesting spicy flavour in the mouth. Intriguing but not necessarily worth a re-go.

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