Ossian | Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The

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Brewed by:
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle from Aldi supermarket, drank at home:
This one was a very easy to drink beer that went down a treat & came through with a good balance but at the same time nothing really stands out for me. I liked the beer, it was a smooth one with nice touches of sweetness & good bitterness throughout; good stuff from Inveralmond but not quite great.

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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased and consumed in Fife, Scotland. BB date stamp of July 2016 (more than 1 year away). (Rating slightly increased upon tasting of cask version near th brewery in May 2016),

Appearance: true to style, this is very pale golden with plenty of visible carbonation and a white head. Exceptional sticky lacing.

Extra hops add spicing to this ale that also has more malts than expected for style. Mild caramel and vanilla notes. Easy drinking with plenty of flavor.

O: recommended. Not entirely true to style, this version is more flavorful, appealing and interesting than average.

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3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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 -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Ossian from Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
3.79 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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