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

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BA SCORE
76
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
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:
Beer added by: ibashmuck on 05-11-2008

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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 -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh. One dimensional. Too much lemon. Dumb name for a beer. (Seriously. Let's get our hands off our genitalia and sincerely try to come up with something original, unique and creative. Not just the sexually toned stuff that makes people giggle.) Very acidic this beer. It kind of works, in its own way, but I am uninspired. Eh. I dunno. This is a decent beer. I think the neanderthal beer name might be what turns me off.

Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of deebo
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden yellow with a thin white head. Fairly cloudy
S-zesty grapefruit aroma is dominant light clean barley malt
T-very tart citric and lactic acids upfront with a clean malt yet fairly weak backbone that finishes sour
M-lots of carbonation zing. Light bodied
O-an unusual beer. A bit heavy on the sour. Refreshing on a hot day. Recommended for sour fans. Not for the typical blonde fan

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of slavall
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of pweis909
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A=brilliantly clear with little head.

S=slightly soapy, faint caramel

T=Slightly sweet up front, dry finish, but, well, bland.

M=Feels about right, except carbonation is low. Could use a little more fizz.

Overall assessment - The lable says zippy, crisp, tangy, luminous, subtle, sunny, unique, jubilant. This is way overblown. A simple blond beer that should appeal to the masses is what this beer is. I appreciate the need for such a beer. I don't even dislike it. But I do feel like they should advertize it a bit more truthfully by mentionin a style that best fits the beer. BA says American blond, which seems about right,

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of adman08
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours cloudy pale gold with a moderate amount of fluffy white head.
S-Crisp sweet aroma with a slightly bready aroma. Slight citru aroma.
T-Balanced light flavors of hops and malt. Mostly sweet amlt flavor with a slight citrusy hop flavor.
M-Smooth, fairly sweet overall. Carbonation is a little low.
Overall, a very refreshing, lighter beer. Something really well suited for a warmer day. Nothing all too interesting but a slightly citrusy, very refreshing beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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1/5  rDev -69.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 26 Oct 2010. Courtesy of R&S, thank you! Served in the Lakefront shaker pint.

Smallish bubbly beige-orange head. Moderate carbonation. Cloudy orange yellow in color. Aroma is orangey, tart and buttery. Tastes of orange flower water, tangy, juicy. Not sweet orange, but orange essence (A says this). finish is lightly tart with with lingering fruit and yeast aftertaste. Medium to light body, mild ethanol.

Somewhat like overripe oranges.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was not expecting much from this blonde ale, but was pleasantly surprised. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, the ale revealed a golden straw color with a fair amount of head. A soft peppery and somewhat Earthy aroma tickled the nose, noting this to be beyoond the average blonde ale.

The initial taste was mildly hoppy which gave way to a soft peppery flavor in the aftertaste. A mild sourness was present in the aftertaste. It was a crisp flavor that leads one to believe a lot of thought went into making this brew special.

The Big O from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
76 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.