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Memory Lane - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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81
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 11-10-2012)
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-27-2012 03:18:02 | More by richkrull
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 00:22:57 | More by pweis909
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Park Tavern, - Rosemont, IL

Pale golden straw color with a creamy white head that holds great retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. Biscuity, nutty, and grassy aroma. Sharp grassy hops complement the biscuity and nutty malt characteristics. Moderate bitterness on the finish of a lighter bodied beer that has pleasant carbonation. Overall, excellent representation of the style with a bonus in the fact that a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Alzheimer's Association of Wisconsin. I may go find a six-pack of this if I can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 20:08:56 | More by barnzy78
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 03:20:08 | More by emerge077
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 04:13:29 | More by rhoadsrage
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

03-25-2013 00:56:15 | More by brandoman63
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

02-27-2013 11:41:34 | More by Gotti311
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czfreeman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

03-03-2013 00:03:53 | More by czfreeman
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bgoblue2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

03-07-2014 04:13:21 | More by bgoblue2
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

02-01-2014 19:44:11 | More by mfl620ks
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

05-08-2013 15:25:21 | More by RichH55
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-03-2013 00:19:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-08-2013 12:53:17 | More by enelson
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-12-2013 18:23:17 | More by Zachtheporter
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2013 01:29:43 | More by bigpoppa67
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-31-2013 06:36:40 | More by Localdrinklax
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-06-2013 19:13:08 | More by imperialking
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steveh

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Being on the Pilsner kick I've been on, and never really giving full attention to any O'so beers in the past, this one caught my eye.

Based on the name I thought it was going to be a throwback lager similar to Capital's Supper Club, but I was glad to see it was a Pils.

A -- Slightly hazy, straw to light-gold in color with a dense, firm head that settles very slowly.*

S - Spicy, herbal hop nose, more character than a few Pilsners I've tried lately.

T -- Same herbal, spicy hoppiness right up front. Mellow, grainy malts on the follow-through, and a lingering, sort of mildly solvent -- near to harsh -- spiciness in the finish and aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a medium-light body.

O -- If it wasn't for the solvent-like harshness in the aftertaste I'd give this beer more points to style; the harshness detracts from the clean finish a Pils ought to have. Otherwise, this isn't a terribly bad take on the style from a small brewery.

*End note: much residual yeast in the bottom of the bottle indicating bottle-conditioning. I'll pour more carefully with the second bottle to see if it helps clarity and maybe even the harshness.

While the more mindful second pour is still somewhat hazy, the harshness isn't as pronounced and the body is softer too. I'll give this a bump in points for that, but they ought to warn of the bottle-conditioning on the label.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 20:56:43 | More by steveh
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 01:40:06 | More by WastingFreetime
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright and clear hay, yellow color. Sluggish bubbling beneath a nice head and film of foam after the pour.

Lightly toasted and unmalted barley mixed with a balanced and earthy, grassy hop aroma.

This beer makes me think of a card game with friends. Light crackery malts mixed with hay and grassy hops. Refreshing, well balanced, and crisp palate. This beer makes you come back for a nice long session.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 14:07:22 | More by scruffwhor
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-28-2013 02:39:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-10-2013 14:12:31 | More by MarshMan71
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-10-2013 01:29:12 | More by ruckus232
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-26-2014 04:01:20 | More by jgunther71
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-05-2014 21:51:31 | More by KingBiscuit
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Memory Lane from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.