mrjaxson (624) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2017
A super summer ale that can disappear quickly. Shades of Wheaties and lemons in the aroma, with a sweet and sharp taste to match. Enjoyed recently at both the brewery and from a bottle. Aggiebob (1322) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Bottle. Thanks to Randy on his retirement. Pale yellow in color with a white head. It has a malty aroma with notes of cereal and light citrus. It is a little watery. undercurrent25 (2223) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Pours a hazy blonde colour. Taste is of mango, marmalade and some Belgian yeast. Ok Towey1989 (3326) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. MetalNHopHead (2218) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Aroma of grain, some vegetable, slight cereal and subtle lemon. Taste of grain, some cereal, slight vegetable, a little lemon and subtle herbal hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, grainy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. More like an lager than a bitter, grainy and slightly vegetably. Dull.
Maybe the name The Big O teased at a kind of euphoria this Blonde Ale couldn’t quite deliver. In any case, O’so’s brew was underwhelming for me. Gold color. Cereal grain nose. Cereal Grain flavor. The slightest hint of orange peel. Virtually no hop presence. It’s inoffensive and plain.
BlackHaddock (7746) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
12 oz bottle on 30th Sep 2016 at The Crown Inn, Oakengates. Cloudy, dull lemon body, no head, not even a collar and wisp. Luckily the aroma and taste compensated for the ’poor look’ of the beer. Zesty, orangey and fizzy: I liked it. bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Wasn’t that impressed with this one either. It is a drinkable beer but mostly just forgettable. minutemat (6133) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy yellow, thin white head. Aroma is cereal malts. Taste continues with a smooth, malty sweet character. Like the other O So’s I’ve tried this lacks a nice crisp bitterness. MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Grain and cereal malts, orange. Clear, light gold, tiny head. Light sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, light molasses, sweet orange again, soft carbonation. OK Golden Ale, slightly light, bit nice orange present. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 (October 2016) Probably a fresher bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit; this one had none of that vegetal quality and was much fuller in the body. Still not great but pretty drinkable. Rating is for this sampling.
(July 2016) 12 ounce bottle from some fairly generic grocery store in Wausau, WI. Golden-amber, translucent with a bit of fizzy head that dies away...malty, grassy, reasonably fresh aroma, reminds me more of a helles actually than most golden ales I’ve had, nice but rather indistinct....body is fairly sweet at the front, drier towards the finish, moderately carbonated, a slightly vegetal quality coming through around midpalate, not enough to completely destroy the experience but definitely a flaw worth noting to my taste...a bit on the thin side, and definitely not improving as it warms. Eh... 6-3-5-2-9=2.6