Ossian Ale

The Inveralmond Brewery Ltd

Scotland

This Scottish pale ale was rated "Gold Medal Champion Beer of Scotland" by the UK Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which is a pretty prestigious honor. It's named after Ossian, the 3rd century bard/warrior (picture Bruce Springsteen being an honored soldier...not bloody likely; our modern bards tend to be not too tough, even the ones who destroy hotel rooms). Pretty good, it had a dry taste, but fairly bold. Hard to put into words (picture a dry wine, this ale had a similar characteristic). Overall, I highly recommend. I'll have to look for a six pack of this.

Reviewed: June 19, 2004

Rating: 7/10

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