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


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1531) - London, Greater London, - NOV 14, 2009
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, London on 13th November 2009. Amber with diminishing off white head. Grassy hop aromas are tempered by a cookie biscuity maltiness. The two do not fight or cancel each other out, but flavour the beer harmoniously side by side to give a delicious easy drinking ale just over session strength. pleasant, slightly zingy mouthfeel and a hoppy finish. A good pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - 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 (5159) - 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 (720) - 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 (1502) - London, 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 (1633) - 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

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Cask. Red rusty ale with a thick offwhite head. Malty, straw and lemongrass nose. Rich full-bodied mouthfeel with bags of malt, some light chocolates, cereals and lemon. Really nice and robust.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2012
Cask at the Red Lion in the Jewelery Quarter, Birmingham. Reddish brown clear pour with a thin white frothy head. A hint of spicy hops in the aroma which pretty much dominates the flavour too. I'm not a fan of red ales, but this example was more than drinkable by virtue of its spicy liqourice palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11104) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12. Clear russett brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Biscuit malts on the nose and a hoppy aroma. Tastes of caramel, biscuit, light grapefruit notes, hops. Medium bodied with a bitter dry finish.

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