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The Big O - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ibashmuck on 05-11-2008)
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3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours gold in color with a half finger white head that dissipates instantly

Nose has large wheat and grain character that smells extremely sweet with a musty hint of sour orange.

Taste is better then then smell. Large amounts of grain and wheat are overlayed with a sweet and sour flavor that doesn't overpower the character of the grainy malt. A musty orange flavor also is present.

Mouthfeel is good, medium body with mild carbonation.

There's something off about this. I'm not sure what but it feels like corn.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a clear dark orange body with a pale white head of bubbles that boils into a thin ring. There is a quick carbonation of bubbles pushing to the surface.

S- The clean aroma only has a slight tart note when it warms.

T- The gentle taste of dirt and pale malt lead to a faint corn hint with some green hop hues in the finish. There is a cream note in the finish and some sweet tart flavors come through as it opens but it is very clean in flavor.

M- The light mouthfeel has a soft fizz prick in the finish.

O- The crisp clean beer doesn’t have any off flavor and unfortunately has very little flavor at all. It went down fast but not enough character to reach for another.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Tackling a new-to-the-area brewery with their blonde ale. It pours a lightly-hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises coriander, light wheat, cardamom, flowers, and very light biscuit. The taste holds notes of light lemon zest, grass, and light wheat. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, crisp-ish finish. Overall, this stuff is the epitome of average, through and through. It's not bad, per se, but it doesn't lend itself to any real praise of any kind. Yup, I'm bored...

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

The Big O from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
77 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.