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Rusty Red - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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75
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
28 IBU

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-23-2008)
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
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BoitSansSoif

France

3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured a ruby-orange-amber w/1 finger off-white head that faded into a thin, spotty cap that lingered.
S-Apple, sour cherry, malt, light nuts (bitter almond and walnut), caramel.
T-Slightly sweet caramel malt w/apple, sour cherry, and a pleasant nuttiness. The finish is of slightly bitter pine resin. All in all, a nice marriage of flavors.
M-Lighter-bodied with restrained carbonation, but the flavors are well-balanced and harmonious.
D-Good...I'm not big on the sour cherry, but it's easy to drink, enjoyable, and definitely sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 19:58:31 | More by BoitSansSoif
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-19-2014 16:07:23 | More by green_plastic
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My fourth beer from O'so Brewing. Expectations are pretty good, since I remember liking O'so Dank Imperial Red quite a bit.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - Pours a dark muddy brown-hued "rusty" red colored body. About a finger or so of fluffy khaki head that falls to a ring quickly. Lots of active carbonation is noticeable. Looks pretty good.

S - The smell is typical of the style - dry earthy red malts, twiggyness, faded herbal hop presence, some caramel / toffee, and some light cola.

T - Taste follows the nose - bready caramel malt, earthy red / amber malt, twiggy, herbal hoppiness, and some cola sort of flavors.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, crisp, and drinkable. Very light bitterness on the palate. Very nice finish.

Overall, it is an about average red ale from O'so, but it definitely hits all the right marks. Worthy of a try that's for sure, but it probably isn't a beer I would seek out again often.

O'so Brewing Rusty Red ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 22:59:08 | More by mfnmbvp
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.76/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours slightly hazed dark amber to reddish with an off-white head that settles to a lasting thin cover. Ample lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel with an unfortunate touch of sour apple.

The taste is malty caramel with apple juice and a vague bready touch. The sour apple throws off the flavor. Alcohol is noticeable in a somewhat distracting way, as it doesn't blend in so well. It has a sweet and sour finish.

It is too sour for the style and the alcohol level is slightly too noticeable for the general character. It does have a smooth malty backbone, but the two detractors, especially the sour apple take too much away from this brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:15:55 | More by jwc215
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2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

But I don't necessarily want my red ale to be rusty... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear bronze-copper topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted biscuit, light hazelnut, sweet flowers, and a vague berry-like aroma powerfully pervading the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the toast is a bit darker (and lurking more prominently in the finish) and the berry character now resembles some funky, old cider,or maybe mild orange juice, acid and all. It's definitely off-putting. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I think this had some promise, but the berry smell and apple/orange flavor just don't do the beer any justice.

Serving type: bottle

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Rusty Red from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
75 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.