5 Seasons The Big O (Certified Organic Beer)

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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (6099) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2007
It was great to see this ones evolvement firsthand. Samples from the fermenter on one trip to Atlanta, fresh from the tap faucet on the following trip up north from Orlando. Translucent mocha pour with a thin light beige head, creamy, well-retained. The aromas present are baffling in combination. notes of blackberries and huckleberries are inextricably intertwined with herbs and English malts, moderate fruity hops and fresh grassy notes too. A very perky aroma. Alcohol is nearly indetectable. chocolate malt is introduced in the flavor, but English malts with loads of toffee and herbal qualities still reign supreme. Sweetness and bitterness duel for power but settle into a soft complacency. The finish is lightly bitter and slowly drying. Malt glides smoothly across the palate, a medium body and sturdy carbonation stream amplifying the drinkability. Very good and extraordinarily unique, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
This is an american version of a strong ale. Very hoppy nose and flavor profile. Nice nutty maltiness to complement the hops. Some blackberry notes also. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pours a deep amber red color with a off white head. Aroma is malty caramel with hint of bitter hops. Flavor is malty with very bitter grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5662) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - SEP 19, 2006
Weird, my sister likes lagers I love ales and we both super enjoyed this beer. It was as the pub recommends good to savored with their food.

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