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Memory Lane - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

Not Rated.
Memory LaneMemory Lane

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12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 23.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 11-10-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 59
Reviews by WastingFreetime:
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like 5% of the profits from this beer are going to an Alzheimer's charity. As if we needed more excuses to drink good beer.

Pours out a hazy yet bright and sunny yellow color with two fingers of white fluffy foam that lasts for about two minutes but only leaves behind minimal lacing. Light yet crisp body and good carbonation levels.

Smells of musty earth and herbal light hop tones over medium strength apple and pear skin fruitiness and grainy cereal aromas. I'd pull back on the apple and pear esters just a touch if it were up to me, maybe by about 15%.

The flavor is (thankfully) much drier than the nose. I get husky cereal grains first, followed by just a tiny pinch of citrus peel but mostly herbal and grassy hopping in a solid hit of bitterness framing a blend of Munich and Pale malt flavors. The bitterness tapers off gradually in a nice, long finish. Refreshing and quite sessionable.

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Photo of Itsjustbad
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- A slight haze to the deep golden-yellow body supports a sticky snow white head that last a full glass and a gentle meandering carbonation works to the surface.

S- The cinnamon hue to the green Noble Saaz hops has some dry unripe stone fruit hints to it that has a faint malt hint underneath.

T- The nice crisp pils malt is fresh and full with some faint stone fruit ester notes and a pungent green Noble hop snap in the dry finish. There is a nice club soda note with the malt as the beer opens.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The nice rich flavors of the classic Pils malt with some nice unique hop character makes this beer intriguing with each sip and it is very sessionable.

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Photo of richkrull
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kristenrae8
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Billowing voluminous head of foam in the glass, white and soapy, sticky around the edges, leaving sheets of lace behind. The skim eventually parts after the glass is half gone. Bright sunny orange coloration.

Soft and cleanly bready pilsner malt aroma, simple and to style.

Crisp and dry noble hop bitterness, slightly herbal and grassy with a bare hint of bitter citrus oil and dry crackery pilsner malt. Extremely dry and smooth, crisp and very sessionable. Dry aftertaste with a light lingering breadiness, so easy to drink.

The bonus donation to Alzheimer's research is a great cause to support, glad it's also a top quality pilsner that's a repeat buy for me.

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Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GrahamDN
2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A steady--but controlled--pour from the bottle yields a mountainous white head. From the bottle, Memory Lane pours an off-putting purple color. In the glass, this purple hue is mostly--but not entirely--diffused into the over-all golden color of the beer. Still, it has a deep rosy haze with plenty of sediment, including some unsettling large dark purple chunks at the bottom of the glass. The bottle gives no indication of what might cause the purple color and sediment, so I can only assume (and hope) that it has something to do with the purple-ribbon on the bottle, and the Alzheimer's Association contributions O'so says are made from this beer's proceeds.

Faint pale malts strike the nose, along with a whiff of grape juice--perhaps that explains the color. Turns slightly wine-like as it warms.

The more-than-ample carbonation robs the beers of its flavor at first, but settles down to where it ought to be a little while after pouring. A very pleasant sweetness rounds out the husky-grainy malt flavors nicely, and some fruity and faint herbal notes add character. Given the underwhelming nose and flat-out unappetizing appearance, the beer's taste is its strong point. The finish transitions a little harshly to dry malt, and loses its previous balance.

As it approaches room temperature, Memory Lane doesn't hold up, becoming stale-tasting very quickly. Its sweet spot is somewhere between fridge temperature and cool, and it's fleeting.

Unremarkable. Unlikely to buy again.

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Photo of Riik3
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of pweis909
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleased to see this on the shelf. I always welcome a new pilsner, which is really one of my favorite styles right now. This did not disappoint me. Sweetness and bitterness is well balanced, with a dry bitter finish. Noble hop flavor connects the sweetness to bitterness. Hop aroma initially is quite pleasant, but hard to detect once I start drinking. I feel like this one is right up there with some of the German lagers from New Glarus. This is highly drinkable.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

I remember when a new subdivision was built a few years ago and I was called in to inspect some homes for the quadrennial report. In the process, I literally took a stroll down Memory Lane. True story.

Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat (well, a general sense of grain, anyway) and light flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some grass and an added sense of flowers. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, an okay pils at best, one that hardly even tries to build an expression of hops (noble or otherwise). Kinda boring, but not altogether bad.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Memory Lane from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.