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


on tap

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at Ye Olde Mitre, London. Red amber color. Aromas and flavors of dark caramel, wine gums and nuts. Lots of dark caramel, which is not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2011
Light brown with thin white head. Toffee aroma. Light watery thin body. Toffee, coffee, and a sweet caramel ash finish. Blackberry. Light bitter start with a sweet end. Yummy sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Tawny red with an off-white foam. Aromas are earthy berries with light toffee and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet biscuit with dry, earthy hops and mild blackberry. Yeasty with Trace chocolate milkshake. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask@Ye Olde Mitre, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, raisins, some wood, spruce and mild earthyness. Flavour is roasted malts, some grassy notes as well as mild caramel and some maltyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
Cask (gravity) - The Murderers, Norwich. Fine & mostly disappearing off-white head leaving some lacing atop an unclear deep red body. An uneventful, muddled & fruit-forward bitter with a low bitterness. A hint of toasty dryness in there on the palate. A bit flabby all round. Stale fruit lingers in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (1038) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Wetherspoons, Water House, Durham, Dark red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, bitter freuit taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14098) - 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 (17352) - 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 (18711) - 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 (40837) - 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.

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