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Rusty Red - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-23-2008

28 IBU
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5/5  rDev +52%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my favorites by O'so. The use of Carmel malts is very pronounced, so if you like that deep and semi sweet caramelly cherry taste, you will dig this beer. It tastes like no other red I have ever had, which illustrates the inventiveness of this brand new brewery.

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4.16/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this beer on nitro (hence the higher marks) at Guu's, downtown Steven's Point. Would like to try it side by side with normal Rusty Red to compare.

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4.1/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Akrueg7272
4.08/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First try from O'so brewing. Crisp, clean, and very tasty. I want more!

Photo of robbyc1
4.04/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear amber red pour, with a fizzy off white head.

Caramel, malty, nice nose with round grassiness like a good Irish red. Not a sign of hops.

This is my style of red, soft, and flavorful, with a a good bready, grassy malt with a balanced finish. Very easy to drink, I'm thinking it's very sessionable, with abv below 5% for sure. Good food accompaniment. Very well done if you like this style. I can think of a few others I've had, Central Waters version comes to mind, but if you can find this worth laying down a 6er for the weekend.

Good heavyness, again round and full. Not overdone. Very drinkable, a session beer for sure, better than I would have expected from the look.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. No date or info. "Ale" on the label.

A - A tall but quiet pour released a three-finger, bone-colored head with great retention and thick root-beer float-like lacing all over the glass. The color is a lightly hazy dark, or "rusty" amber.

S - Toasty, bready malts come out right away on the nose. A bit of caramel sweetness too with a low dark fruit ester presence. The finish has a well-balanced, earthy hop scent.

T - Rusty Red is deeply rooted in toasted maltiness with a slight biscuity flavor with a teeny dab of butter. Despite being deeply rooted in maltiness, the finish is a dry, earthy hop flavor that's very well balanced.

M - Surprisingly soft on the palate with a good smooth and almost creamy feel. A little low on the carbonation at the finish but it goes down nicely.

D - One of the better reds I've had. It is very well balanced and the mouthfeel is also very good. A great beer I'd love to get a six-pack of and one I could have all night.

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Strix
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rusty brown, decent head that leaves some lacing.

Malty and bready smell, slight hint of hop earthyness.

Bready, malty, earthy, and balanced. This is quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel creamy and full.

I was surprised this is rated so low, because I thought this beer was quite well done. Perhaps they were/are having bottling consistency issues early on? I see they have a new label, maybe they've got their act together. At any rate, I'll be back to this and looking to try whatever else O'so has got.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep garnet in color with a simple foam collar, no lacing. Nice creamy and smooth medium-bodied texture, perhaps just slightly undercarbonated for the thickness. Aroma contains a smoked peat presence on top of a nice blend of caramel and toffee maltiness, tastes of the same malty blend and a somewhat lighter smokey element than the nose hinted at. Also, the finish of the sip contains a certain dry nuttiness. I really like this one. Although, IMHO, it presents itself as more of a Scotch Ale at times than the Red Ale it claims to be.

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3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewer's Description: A smooth malty Red Ale with hints of carmel and roast. Inspired by the beers of Vienna with a added twist of American style. "Rusty Red, this ones for you!"

Presentation: Dark brown 12 oz bottle with a black cap and a blood red label.

Appearance: Atractive orange amber with minimal carbonation but a healthy off white-khaki head that clings to the edge of the class for the entirety of the beer.

Aroma: Sweet caramel, roasted malt, toasted English muffin.

Taste: Caramel, toast, marzen-like nutty/fruity finish. Toffee.

Mouthfeel: A touch on the sweet side but not cloying at all. Slight carbonation bite at the end but otherwise pretty mellow. On the light side of medium bodied. Very light side palate bitterness in the finish.

Drinkability: Very good. I could session this.

Describing this as a cross between a Vienna Lager and an American Red is quite accurate.

Photo of billyzoom666
3.76/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a brownish color that when held to light allows me to see my fingers through it. Really nice lacing, with a non existent head on a slow pour. Not much smell here, a little bit of earthy feel to it. Wow, yet another creamy beer from O'so, the feel of the beer that comes from this brewery is consistently great. Great sweet beer taste here. This is the kind of beer I'd like to have with a meal pairing. This is a great amber and you could drink a bunch of these. This won't win any awards, but it's a good fish fry friday beer and that goes a long way with me.

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