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

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ibashmuck on 05-11-2008

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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of bootsdomino
1/5  rDev -69.6%

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

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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Photo of WJVII
2.15/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass this brew is very pale yellow colored with less than a 1/4 finger white head that was gone before I could put the bottle down. Very active carbonation visible. There wasn't much aroma to this. Some slight malt and a little orange. My first taste of this was horrible. I have really tried to get on the local bandwagon for O'so but it just isn't happening for me. They have a few brews that are exceptional, but most of their line-up is not even worth trying. The taste was flat and bland. No hops present, slight malt to this. Just a pale poor beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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 Czequershuus
2.34/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This beer pours a clear straw with a small head. The aroma, is light, with notes of raw grain and underripe banana. The flavor is vanishingly light, with a raw grain and cracker malts. The mouthfeel is very light, with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall this is not what I would call a good beer - vanishingly light, with nothing to grab on to. Not a success in my book.

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of cdkrenz
2.6/5  rDev -21%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Zero head. Not looking good so far. The body is a hazy orangish-yellow.

S - Sweet malt aroma with hints of mango.

T - Let me start out by stating it will be very difficult to get a real gauge of the taste here because this beer is completely flat. I will however do my best to distinguish that flavor ever though the texture is awful. It has a sweet malt flavor followed by a finish of hops.

M - Like I said, there is nothing here that helps this beer. It is flat and I'm not going to finish it.

~ I will get another and hope that it doesn't fail me again.

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Photo of MidwestBA
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of hilgart1
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of KTCamm
2.78/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours an orange tinged light gold color with quick foam that dissolves into nothing. No lacing.

Citrus smell with light malt. Mild spice.

Taste is a slightly sour orange rind. Finish is orange. Very prominent. Lightly carbonated.

Drinks easy, but a little heavy on the fruit.

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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 DMarlinJ
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Tastes more like a lager. Not what I expected from description. This is not a good craft beer. It's drinkable if you like common macro lagers and pilsners.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a clear dark orange body with a pale white head of bubbles that boils into a thin ring. There is a quick carbonation of bubbles pushing to the surface.

S- The clean aroma only has a slight tart note when it warms.

T- The gentle taste of dirt and pale malt lead to a faint corn hint with some green hop hues in the finish. There is a cream note in the finish and some sweet tart flavors come through as it opens but it is very clean in flavor.

M- The light mouthfeel has a soft fizz prick in the finish.

O- The crisp clean beer doesn’t have any off flavor and unfortunately has very little flavor at all. It went down fast but not enough character to reach for another.

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The Big O from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 119 ratings