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Ossian - Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The

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very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

Available throughout the year, this superb golden ale continues to win awards. A pale, golden coloured brew with a full bodied fruity flavour with distinct nutty tomes and a hoppy, zesty, orange aroma, derived from First Gold and Cascade hops. Excellent brewing resulted in Ossian being judged the Champion Beer of Scotland.
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Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 72
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3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great beer. Plenty of life on pouring which produces a lovely creamy head which disperses to a lacy foam. Honey coloured body makes this an appetising drink. Smells of yeast and soft malts with a faint undertone of fruit. The taste is dynamite - very drinkable and instantly thirst quenching, and not bitter as the smell may have suggested. A nuttiness comes through with the malts which linger on the tongue to give a very smooth finish. I like this!

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4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Served from 0.5 bottle

A - Dark golden color, a bit hazy, centimeter of head resides to a short lacing after a short while

S - In the front are toffee and caramel flavors, some more nutty and other toasty malt flavors in the background. lightly fruity. Hop aromas are spicy and flowery.

T - The caramel and toffee are also here in the front, and is really well balanced with a firm bitterness which is fairly pronounced in the middle of tasting it. The finish is fairly dry, and the bitterness is not as pronounced.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body. Bitterness is a tiny bit harsh for my taste.

O - Awesome beer, could drink lots of pints of this. I really like this way of balancing a malty beer, though maybe the bitterness is just slightly too much for me. Great as a session ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is quite hazy pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation and lots of particulates floating in suspension near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of buttery malts are present in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the fruity flavors are stronger and more balanced with the malts. There are some hints of floral hops and no bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium- bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and quite sessionable. It would make for a really nice choice for someone who doesn't like bitterness.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mick303
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice tight head of foam which shows pretty good retention and lace, colour is a brown honey gold, no carbonation.

Nose has caramel malt, slight pineapple. Overall quite fresh, but pretty restrained.

Taste is quite sweet, pretty malty, caramel toffee is present, some bread flavour and tart berries. Light lemon and honey notes. Finally a bit of bitterness of the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, toffee sweet, smooth and light, finish is a bit drier. Drinkability is okay, found it a bit much on the sweet side though.

Overall, a light session ale, without noticeable flaws, quite good balance, but a bit simple and on the sweet side.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Ossian from Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.