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

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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
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
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0
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15
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Lucular
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Danmullens1
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MillerMan16
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MegaHurricaneDitka
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

awesome little blonde here, loaded with citrus flavor, candied orange and hops, its real robust for a blonde, and i like it a whole lot. looks unimpressive in the glass, a real short loved white head on a rich sunny golden colored brew. the nose is a more grain forward than most blondes, a little heavier for sure, but clean too, it fits. there are some hops on this too, citrusy and minimally bitter. flavor is candied orange, but not sweet and not too heavy, still predominantly flavored by the grain. finish is long lasting and the body is bigger than the style usually calls for, but on an early fall afternoon, i can think of nothing better. a little heavy in feel though, it could stand more carbonation for sure, but thats really my only complaint. best beer from a brewery i never heard of in awhile. thanks to the beer census crew for this one!

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Photo of kevbie
4.64/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of Tone
3.05/5  rDev -10%

Pours a clear gold color. 1/6 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of coriander, hint of wheat, slight citrus, and a hint of honey. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation. Fits the style of an American blonde ale. Tastes of pale malt, orange, slight coriander, hint of sweet malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of honey. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma, decent body, resembles a witbier more than a blonde.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jwc215
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clouded orange-ish amber with a thin white head that soon becomes a lasting ring, leaving some lacing.

The smell is floral, tangy/sour. Different. Pleasant enough.

The taste is more sour than tangy. There is some some sweet malt mixed in. Orange tang in the finish.

There is an initial fizz, which I suppose is the "zippy" part. Light-bodied. Pretty smooth. Odd aftertaste.

Well, it is a unique blonde ale. There is a component that reminds me of the powered orange Tang drink that I had as a child. The sour notes almost come across as an "infected" bottle, but not quite (thank goodness) and mild floral notes give it a dryness. Decent enough to drink the 6-pack, but I wouldn't run out for more. Sometimes "unique" is good, sometimes "unique" is just "different".

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Woodmans mix-a-six... "3226" inkjetted on the bottom. July 2013?

Murky orange pour, not much foam in the rinsed glass, soon the surface is still and glassy.

Smell is a little yeasty with a noticeable tang of wild yeast or bacteria, smells like Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca or a Berliner Weiss.

Taste is moderately tart, and it says "tangy" on the label so I'm guessing it's intentional. Lactic farmhouse funk, clean and dry finish, somewhat one dimensional. Light bodied and somewhat thirst quenching. Overall it's okay, almost seems like it was infected, but wasn't affected in a bad way. I've tried this before and don't remember it being this tart.

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Photo of Florida9
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Light yellow in color. Hazy, but not to the point where the beer is pastel. Forms a modest-sized creamy white head. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is fruity. Apple and apple sauce. Light wheat notes with a little bit of yeasty spice.

T: Taste is a mix of apple and lemon. Slightly floral. Slightly sour. A bit of wheat. Finish is thin. Taste is more like a not-very-good Saison than a Blonde.

M: Light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Dry on the finish. Virtually non-existent bitterness.

O: I believe the main problem with this beer is that it doesn't know what it wants to be. Overall its not necessarily bad. It's certainly drinkable. However, it's not necessarily all that great either. Not much more than average I guess.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Strix
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange, decent head.

Not too much going on with the smell, slight citrus note as it warms.

Crisp grain, hint of lemon or orange, toasted bread or cracker. Sort of an Octoberfest hop note.

Very crisp, smooth mouthfeel.

I thought this was very tasty, and a nice light option.

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The Big O from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.39 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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