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Restless Soul - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A bold and hoppy Imperial Red ale secondary fermented 8 months in oak barrels with several strains of Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-02-2014)
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
Photo of Fcolle2
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with some slight red hues little to no head and a fair amount of sediment.

Smell is great. Rere are some nice tart aromas of sour cherries and brett funky barnyard note forward. Some slight grain and hops come along with a bigger oak presence.

Taste follows nose with some fleeting fruity sour flavors forward before a little bit of herbal hops and a fair amount of brett barnyard flavors. Finish is dry with a heafty amount of oak.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied mildly carbonated and refreshing.

Fcolle2, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Gonzoillini, Aug 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Brocklanders34, Jul 13, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +5%

Rborre321, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into an O'so snifter.

Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2" head that is tan in color and leaves decent lacing on the glass.

First smell is wood and funk, followed by tart cherry like notes. Some sweetness present as well, but any trace of hops in this Imperial Red Ale is absent, the funk overwhelming any traces.

First taste is bitter, fading into tart and funk from the various strains of Brett in this beer. Cherry like tartness noted in the aroma is present as well. Sweetness and dry red wine notes follow as well as the ever present oak, bitterness is present but not from the hops which are hard to find.

Mouthfeel is nice with good carbonation, not lingering too long on the palette and in the mouth, but pleasant tartness and quite dry on the finish.

Overall a solid sour beer from O'so hopefully just the beginning of the quality of sours from their sour program. Not overly sweet but not overwhelmingly sour, a good balance that works well. Some complexities, but would have liked more presence from the hops to come through. A great sour beer at the price point.

beersdmf17, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

just_in, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml into a flute.

A: Pours a dark murky red with a small off-white head.

S: Lots of funky brett in the nose: pineapple, cobweb, cidery, vinous.

T: Taste brings moderate lactic acidity, a bit of tree bark/resinous hop bitterness that comes off as almost smoky, fig, lemon, caramel.

M: Medium-bodied with light carb.

O: I think they got the barrel aging and brett fermentation just right on this, but I have a feeling it would be a bit better without the hoppiness of the base beer. Still well-executed and another enjoyable wild beer from O'So.

Etan, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev +7%

poured 750ml into snifter.

A - A darker amber/orange with a 2 finger dirty white head. Very think collar and vertical lines of lacing on the glass.

S - Aromas of a dry red wine with musty sour cherry, funk and wood. Difficult to find the base imperial red ale and hops. A careful sniff will find the delicate, sweet malts also present in this beer.

T - Pretty dry and bitter followed by a good amount of tartness and funk from the Brett. I find the hops right away that are bright and bitter followed some sweet caramel and what seems like a dry red wine. The finish is tart cherry with brown sugar and caramel sweetness. It is not a sweet beer by any means.

M - Medium body with nice carbonation. Quite dry and tart on the palate.

O - If I didn't know that this was aged in oak, I would have guessed red wine barrels. The aroma and flavor suggested that this had a wine like taste and I sure thought it did. Another nice offering from O'so.

Ri0, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

hansenm72, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

crobinso, Aug 09, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

memphischas, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of d5001986
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.

A: Clear red, much like cranberry juice. Small khaki head.

S: Tropical fruit along with cranberry and apple. Also some vinegar, oak, and a trace of alcohol.

T: Blah. Too much going on. Up front there's lots of tropical hop flavor. Then I get a vinegar-y, funky, cranberry and oak. Finishes with a fair bitterness that hangs.

M: Medium body. Wish there was more carbonation. Clean and bitter.

O: There's a lot going on here, but it just doesn't come together at all for me. The funky, tart aspect clashes with the bitter hops. I'd leave this one on the shelf, especially for the price.

d5001986, Thursday at 02:38 AM
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WCW, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

ajzy, Jul 10, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

Pours a hazy amber.

Nice, subtle-funk aroma. Expected more/stronger smell. Some funk and sour notes. Aroma and taste are similar. Getting a sweat and old cheese flavor with bitterness.

Tart dissipates quickly as bitterness builds. Funky notes remain.

I really like this. Good Brett. Can see why many would prefer without the hops, but I enjoy it. Will purchase again.

TwoPack, Today at 12:27 AM
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MSG0125, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

green_plastic, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tgates, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Duff27, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

spycow, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Restless Soul from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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