Oast House Ale - Wellington County Brewery
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3.68/5 rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On cask pour at the Wellington 25th Anniversary party, then again at the Waterloo Grad House.
An anniversary brew, which utilizes the hops that grow around the brewery's entrance and surrounds (you can see them just above the door to the retail store). Named after the oast house building of the brewery itself.
An ale served in the traditional English cask style, Oast House pours a slightly opaque amber-brown, with big bubbles of carbonation, leaving (not surprisingly), little head or lacing. Served at just under room temperature in a Welly 25 Years glass.
Nose is sweet malts, apple, a touch of pear, hoppy bitterness. The hops are hard to place, might be Kent.
The taste is quite malty and sweet, with some of those fruit notes peeking through. Reminds me a bit of their cask Arkell Best Bitter, but with a little bit more hop profile. I'm sure the hops given more presence because of the fact that the hops came from their own backyard. Made for a pleasant finish.
Medium-bodied, slick, very low in carbonation, even for a cask. Certainly feels like the kind of ale CAMRA is all about, but for my preferences, a little more carbonation would have been grand.
For those looking for a local representation of the traditional English cask ale, Welly's put forward an interesting brew here. Fun to try, I'm not sure what the future will hold for this brew - might end up being a special occasion brew. If you can catch it, give it a go.
Serving type: cask
10-20-2010 01:07:47 | More by JohnnyBarman
Oast House Ale from Wellington County Brewery
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