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Memory Lane - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 2
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

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Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 11-10-2012

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 10
Photo of Razorback09
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of steveh
3.72/5  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.

Photo of barnzy78
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of elcrawl
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Dactrius
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Woodman70
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Larrygto
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mkennedy119
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MarshMan71
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of richkrull
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

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Memory Lane from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
82 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.