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


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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.

PlinyHarris' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 18, 2012
Itís big, itís red, it might make you good in bed. But Iím not sure, because Iím more focused on real ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Handpull cask at the Salutation, Doncaster. Dark brownish red, very clear with a white head. Lots of lacing. Not much scent. Some malt, berry, forest floor... noticeably metallic. Taste is an acrid bitter which later softens to a pleasant fruity sweetness. But itís too late. A lingering acrid note at the end. A real let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Tried at the cardinals hat, Lincoln. Reddish Amber colour with an off white head. Aroma fruity malts, taste has more citrus sweet. Nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Cask @ Flowerpot, Mirfield. Golden-blonde with a creamy-smooth head. Lightly malty in both aroma and taste with a few darker tasting malts involved.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theprof (455) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Cask. Pleasant fruity scent. Red chestnut body. White top thins to lace. Good malty flavours in the foreground but with citrus hops stretching the taste on the palate. I could get used to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2579) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Cask black bull liversidge. Great ruby colour great thick long lasting beige head. Aroma is fruity toffee malts. Taste is same nice bitter finish. Medium body. Great looking yorkshire bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at The Three Pigeons. Pours clear reddish-brown, thick off-white head. Big fruity aroma, touch of toffee. Quite chewy, texture-wise, but in a good way. Light spice at the end. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory/tan head. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, pine, resinous, musky, chocolate malt and fruity. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, low/average carbonation, lingering grapefruit, chocolate, malty, toffee and pine note. Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for cask version 4%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (1199) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask handpull at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Ruby red/brown colour with a small white head. Malt chocolate evident, mixed with citrus and somewhat too bitter. I found this beer a little too muddled for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1832) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
Cask @ brewery tap brentford. ) ok a shit-tune of malts..big rich and also chocoalty suggesting bitter roast. Some dry golding hop notes....rather syrupy textured. its not bad ...would rather be drinking Chiswick in a Fullers pub though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
cask Kings Head Carlisle. Deep red, dry and hoppy, slightly tart with some biscuit. Short finish, but a good full flavoured session beer. Very enjoyable

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