5 Seasons The Big O (Certified Organic Beer)
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Big O is an organic version of the traditional English Strong Ale style. While not at the high end of this style in alcohol content, it boasts a respectable 6.8% ABV. It has a bracing hop bitterness balanced by mild alcohol warmth and a rich roasted malt character. New Zealand Pacific Gem Organic Hops were used for bittering with English Organic East Kent Goldings and Organic Cascade Hops from the Pacific Northwest provide hop flavor and a very mild earthy and citrus hop aroma. An ample amount of dark roasted malt of English and Belgian style (all organically grown) give this brew a deep color and slight toffee and coffe-like finish. This is definitely a brew to be savored with good food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Pours dark reddish amber with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of toffee, pine, hops, toasted grain, and raisin. Taste is grainy, toffee, plums with dark Belgian malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slighty sticky with moderate carbonation. Not too strong, but the dark malts threw this one off for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Draft @ the 5. Clear amber color with a hint of red. Small off-white head. Malty aroma with a mild earthy hop. Fruity malt flavor with hops mixed in. Nice bitter finish with a light warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Brownish color. Smells piney and citrusey. Flavor is malty with some sweet tones and lots of piney hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
This has a light, clean maltiness with a touch of peppery hops. It pours a dark tea color. This isn’t all that interesting of a beer, but it is quite refreshing. Seems like it’d be a great summer beer for hanging out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Nice red color with white head. Nice citrus aroma. Nice but complex flavor hard to pick out what the flavors were. Good beer with nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
on draught. Big O pours a deep blood red with a slowly fading white head. The aroma is strongly of roses accented by brighter citrus notes. There’s a very complex, deep flavor, but I’m not diggin’ the leathery notes in it. On the upside, there’s plenty of tasty woody notes, bright hops, earth, pine, some peach, and a fine toffee foundation. Pretty unique brew.

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