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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
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.

3.6
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2007
It was great to see this one’s 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.

3.4
pintocb (654) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.4
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.

3.3
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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