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Picnic Ants | 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: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BoitSansSoif on 10-20-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
87
pDev:
17.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of einman
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OsoRojo
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing easy drinker, didn't feel like 8% ABV (?) would drink again...

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Photo of d5001986
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeer
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scooter1027
3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting take on the saison/farmhouse style. Pours cloudy/yeasty as you'd expect, and has a sort of off-smell that frankly isn't overly appealing. However, the taste does not follow suit, with nice flavors of banana, lemon, a little clove, and some breadiness. The addition of brett gives it a slight sour characteristic that works pretty well. Overall, fairly enjoyable, a good summer drink.

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Photo of jwc215
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From growler purchased the day before from Brass Tap:

Pours golden with thin white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of tart lemon, grass, some sour fruit, bread.

The taste is of lemongrass, sweet bread. Refreshing sweet and sour a bit bitter finish. Some black pepper comes through in the aftertaste.

A nice, refreshing brew. Interesting take on the style.

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Photo of enelson
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjryan
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A true to form saison in a historical sense. It's funky, like saison once was, and still sort of is. Strange nose, banana, and clove. Slight though. Belgiany, like a Tripel I would say, but with a sour note. Also, cut grass, hay, and a bit of ground black pepper. Ah ha! There's that saison I'm searching for. Sweet malt flavour, like fresh backed sourdough. Ripe banana, and faintly tart. Tannic, and hoppy in the middle, woody even. Finish is off dry, with a lingering tart, banana thing going on. Gorgeous clarity, and a beautiful golden hue. Seems to me like the love child of Westmalle Tripel, and Saison DuPont. Really well done.

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Photo of drpimento
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. Aroma is bread and fruit - not saison like. Appearance had a small off-white, quick to fade head, hazy dirty, amber color. Flavor's a bit on the tart side and not too much like aroma. Body's a touch thin.

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Photo of ShawnL
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blackburnhouse
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Picnic Ants from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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