Damian Bussemaker’s latest creation to hit the taps at South Perth's Windsor Hotel, home of the fledgling Ogdens Brewery, is a red ale. Apparently, it's his first such creation but, judging from the initial reception from Windsor regulars, it’s unlikely to be his last.
In keeping with the approachable mindset that has defined his beers to date, Ogdens Red Ale keeps to the lighter end when it comes to both colour and ABV. Copper orange in the glass, with a light red tinge, an Altbier style malt base was laid down before a duo of classic American hops – Simcoe and Cascade – were deployed. As a result, light grapefruit-leaning citrus leads the way with sessionable bitterness and a clean, dry finish following.
It’s exactly the kind of pint beer many will be sipping during a mild Perth winter.
- Red Ale