Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beer Review: The Big O, O'so Brewing Company

Tonight I'm having the Big O by O'so Brewing Company.  

The bottle is pretty standard for O'so.  O'so labels are all different colored versions of the same basic label.  "O'SO BREWING COMPANY" over and over in the background with adjectives about the beer on it.  Decent, but nothing special

The beer had a sweet, orange aroma.  There's a little bit of a malty touch to it, but no real hop flavor.  That held true with the taste too.  The beer is pretty light and sweet with a hint of malt.  While that had a lot of people on Beer Advocate complaining, I don't think that this style of beer is supposed to be hoppy.  It's supposed to be a light, drinkable beer.

In my opinion, it's more of a summer/early fall beer.  Drinking it now is a little odd, but overall it's not bad.

If you're a fan of Blue Moon, this is a beer you should test out.  It's not a style that's for everybody, but it's a definite step up from the more well known "Micro".  While it's technically a Blonde Ale, I'm going to group it with Belgian Whites that it shares flavor with.  Personally, I liked John's Celebration Ale and Avery White Rascal better, but it's not bad.

I give it a C+.  It's definitely worth a try if you're a fan of Blue Moon and that style of beer, but it probably won't be a regular purchase.

Have you had The Big O? Do you agree with my take? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Info:
The Big O on O'so
The Big O on Beer Advocate
The Big O on Rate Beer

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