Doe In Heat/Buck In Rut | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Doe In Heat/Buck In RutDoe In Heat/Buck In Rut

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BoitSansSoif on 10-28-2008

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of flyersfan900
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of LeRose
2.06/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottled at The Branding Iron in Wisconsin Rapids. Nice golden color, half inch head that does not last long, no lacing. Grainy, corn, but slightly skunky aroma. Tasted clean, nothing special. Easy drinking, but suspect a few might leave a pretty good headache the next day. Clean enough, no mouthfeel, no aftertaste. Pretty average (or less) and underwhelming, but not much choice at the time.

Review from notes.

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Photo of drpimento
2.65/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not sure what the plan is here. Trying to outdo the absolute masters of the spot market beers? Impossible, except if you get really lucky, win the lottery. Aroma is odd fruit and grain. Appearance is nice head/lace, but pale yellow color. Flavor is grain, corn, carbonic tang some bitter. Body is a bit thin. Forgettable.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.73/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
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A - Clear pale straw yellow in color, Doe in Heat looks the part of a pale lager, complete with the towering white head. Lower retention results in a skim of foam and specks of lace on the glass.

S - Stinky Swiss cheese usually smells great, but not when it's coming from a beer, and Doe in Heat has plenty of it. Grainy pale malts follow up with next to no hoppiness. The cheese swallows the rest of the nose whole.

T - Grainy pale malt is quite simple, allowing flaws to show in this light lager; cheese isn't quite as bad as the nose but it's still present as is a light cooked corn flavor. This doesn't much surprise me considering the style though.

M - Sharp carbonation starts off and continues through the light body and crisp, slick body to the dry finish.

O - Aside from the abundant and pungent cheese aroma, Doe in Heat is a fairly acurate representation of an American Pale Lager with harsh graininess, crisp and dry feel, and a sharp carbonation finish. Though, considering other reviews, maybe I have a bad/old bottle. Knowing O'so's reputation, I'd certainly try again.

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Photo of Hendrick24
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a clouded straw color with two fingers of white froth that lasts for about two minutes with some minimal lacing that gets left behind on the glass. Body is on the lighter side of medium thickness, and carbonation is a little bit lackluster.

Smells oddly like a -very- faint blend of bananas, vanilla, and sulfur. I'm not really digging the nose on this one. Maybe the sulfur is supposed to represent the musk emitted by the doe in heat? I don't know. Thankfully, it tastes of wheat bread with dry bananas, ghostly nuances of grassy hopping and no real off-flavors from the nose actually translate through onto the tongue. Still... that nose is a real problem.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winter
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden in color with a short-lived white head. The aroma has some caramel, vanilla, and a touch of oxidation. The mouthfeel leans a little on the this side with a slight carbonation. Sweet malty body with a cherry-like fruitiness. Some vanilla that was noticeable in the aroma also carries through into the taste. Overall, this is a pretty average ale.

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Photo of JeffSK
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of italianstallion
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear light pale yellow body, looks like very light, fizzy lemon water. One finger white head, fair retention, bits of lacing. Smells of bread, light grassiness, touch of pineapple juice, biscuit. Nothing too complicated. Flavour is a fairly bland biscuit and touch of grassiness; a mildly sharp grassy bite on the finish. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, grassy bite on the finish. Nothing special, a fairly bland pale lager.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pooogy
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of McHenry
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of elcrawl
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of crossovert
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at Doe in Heat.

Pours an extremely light gold with a short lived white head. Tiny bubbles are going crazy in the glass.

Has a sugary malt scent, not much by the way of hops.

Taste is list ang sugary with a hit of lactose. It is very carbonated.

It's hard to find words for this brew, it is ok but nothing exciting really.

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Photo of enelson
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of facundoCNB
3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a slightly cloudy light yellow in color, TONS of visible carbonation.. seriously there's clusters of carb bubbles shooting up like a geiser, 2 fingers of foamy white head creating a great amount of lacing.. not for nothin' but i've never seen a lager of any kind look this damn good.
the smell os the tradition american lager smell of sweet malt and gym socks. i know it sounds weird, but you probably know exactly what i'm talking about. seriously, this is almost smelling like a dirty diaper in the background. aside from the shit stench, you can smell sweet malts and hints of lemongrass. thankfully it tastes nothing like the dirty diaper smell! a very sweet beer, bready, light citrus notes, sweet grain bill, kind of a plastic taste in the finish.

a lighter medium body beer with tons of carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. drinks real easy.

i'm trying to put aside the 2 negative things (weird feces smell and weird plastic taste) but it's still pretty hard to get them off my mind. not a bad lager, but not as good as the better ones i've had.. if that makes sense. trust me, there's not many good ones i've tried - so this isn't a "turn your back on this one". try it, you may enjoy it.

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Doe In Heat/Buck In Rut from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.27 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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