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Rusty Red - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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76
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 19.33%
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:
28 IBU

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-23-2008)
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2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

TMoney2591, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Near inch tall fizzy off white head on a murky reddish brown body. Cap and collar throughout, minimal lacing.

Smell isnt off-putting but not desireable to me. A little like copper pennies.

Caramel and toffee notes from the malt. Low hop presence. Would guess at lower that 6%abv

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

I think the 6%abv works against this beer. For the most part it's an easy drinker and most would treat it as such...the higher than perceived alcohol really limits its drinkability. Overall, an average somewhat flavorful beer.

Duff27, Nov 21, 2012
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Rusty Red from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
76 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.