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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Big O (Certified Organic Beer)
Date: March 31, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear dark brown, thin fine beige head, tons of lace
Aroma: light malty aroma with a earthy presence
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice chocolate character, no sign of alcohol, light hop flavor and bitterness in the finish

Name: Big O (Certified Organic Beer)
Date: August 03, 2006
less chocolate and more carmel sweetness, well balanced hops

Name: Big O (Certified Organic Beer)
Date: July 20, 2008
well balanced between the chocolate and caramel with the earthyness keeping it mostly dry

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Sampled on tap on 8/3/06: Pours a transparent mahogany dark copper with a thin wispy white head. Aroma has a sweet toasty earthy caramel maltiness with some floral hops and baked sugar cookie character. Body starts with an earthy sweet bready dark caramel maltiness and some earthy piny bittering hops. Nicely balanced and unique.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 5, 2009
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated and a very good lacing. The aroma was a malty old ale like one. The mildly vinous smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The old ale flavor contained notes of malt mild hops and vinous. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Draft @ 5 Seasons Brewing Company. Small tan head that mostly diminished, transparent reddish orange body with no visible carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. Malty, bitter and citrus hops, and toffee aroma. The flavor mimicked the aroma along with being earthy, hints of coffee and some alcohol warming. A smooth mouthfeel and light bodied. Overall, an easy-to-drink beer, but I just could not get into the taste of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Tap. Dark brown, tan head. Big lacing. Nutty aroma. Nice toast. Flavor is malty. Very sweet. Very balanced. Nice hop bitterness on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3504) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2007
A nice strong ale with a beautiful dark amber-brown color and a strong hoppy smell. Taste is rich and hoppy, with smoky undertones and just a tad of bitterness. It feels smooth in the mouth and when going down the hatch. I have yet to be disappointed by any offering at 5 Seasons, and this met my expectations of their excellent brews.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3138) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2809) - 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.

3.3
   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.


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