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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
osobrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ibashmuck on 05-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,683
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
117
pDev:
16.41%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of farrago
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very thin dusting of bright white foam which disappears quickly, no lacing at all. Semi-hazy golden liquid, slow moving beads of larger bubbles, what color is there washes out at the edges. Sweet nose of honey, cereal, corn and mild pepper to clove spice, lemon peel and apple to apricot pit fruit, ends with a metallic earthiness. Medium-bodied plus, kind of thick in the middle without much activity created by the lazy carbonation. Not as sweet here, as much wheat as sweeter grains and the lemon to orange citrus lends both sourness and dryness. Feels malted without over vanilla or cocoa type flavors. Lower level of corn like flavoring. Vague apple, pear, peach flavors of minimal depth. Nothing wrong with it but does not separate itself from the pack.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, served in a pint glass. Light yellow-golden body with one finger white head, short retention, bits of lacing. I won't get too much into the details, but this smelled pretty bland and mostly bread and biscuit with a similar flavour profile which is mostly grain and bread imparting a decent malt presence, light spice, and not much else. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, nothing particularly earthshattering and in fact, downright pedestrian.

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Photo of Krusader
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LostHighway
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of k-bess pours an overcarbed, slightly hazed gold color with a massive cap of stark white head. Waaaay too much bubbles here.

Nose is a combo of spritzy citrus (orange and lemon peel), honey and grainy malt. Interesting aroma and reminds me a bit of Oberon.

Taste follows the aroma well, with the citric peel flavor on the front and a malty sweetness in the middle. Finish is a little fruity and a little grassy. Not bad, I dont know if this beer is usually this carbonated, but I think it is affecting the flavor of this particular sample. Its ok, nothing I would come back to if the carbonation issues are common.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor brought this back from his Wisconsin trip. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had slight lemon. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was touch of bitter citrus. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of npendres
1.73/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dtanner00
4.15/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewmanBrewski
2.26/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours Clear very golden color maybe just the slightest haze with a white foamy head. On the nose definitely smell the wheat Some citrus and very hoppy aroma. Taste was very disappointing like alot of people i failed to taste the strong citrus flavors i was to believe id find a little bit of the wheat came through and some nice malt. Mouthfeel was very pleasant. Overall though a disappointment especially since this is a 2015 Great American Beer Festival gold medal beer. I wouldn't give it a participation award.

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Photo of jakea
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d5001986
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZEB89
3.72/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bingja18
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juicelaw
2.81/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheSSG
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soft, soapy white head. A really nice, grainy hop aroma with citrus notes lingering behind it all. Straw color with a chill haze. Starts with a citrusy and malty spiciness. Then comes a nice wall of smooth malt. The finish is slightly citrusy, a little malty.

This is an odd one; not in a bad way, but not necessarily in a good way. It's totally drinkable, and quite pleasant, but it's just an interesting experience.

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Photo of TooGood
3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with white head. Light fruits and a little spice with some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a good mouthfeel, and lingering wheat and light fruit notes.

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Photo of brewolero
1.81/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Really quite disappointing. Aroma hints at wheat and maybe an intrigueing yeast note, but tastes of nothing until the aftertaste when some small hint of bread comes through. But I can't find any of the citrus bragged about on the label. Has the mouthfeel of a wit but less taste than a macro lite lager. Bummer. I would guess this had to do with freshness but there's not date listed to tell.

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The Big O from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 117 ratings
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