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Big Rock McNallys Extra

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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Irish Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Full-bodied, smooth with a buttery maltness which is balanced by a restrained hop.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bahumat (122) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: 4/10. Aroma slightly reminiscent of stale bananas. Caramel, hops, a grapefruit sour note. Not really pleasant. Like a grapefruit-scented cleaner. Appearance: 3/5. Pours a pretty honey brown with a thin white head and light, creamy lacing. Taste: 4/10. Meh. Sour attack with some caramel notes, too much hops in the flavoring, and overall, just not a pleasant beer past the first few sips. Palate: 4/5. Actually not at all a bad palate; smooth on the tongue and teeth, and with a pleasant crispness and astringency to the beer itself. Shame about that nauseatingly hopped finish though, but that’s a weakness of Irish style beers as a whole. Overall: 10/20. If you like irish style beers you’ll probably enjoy this a lot more than I would, but overall I just found there wasn’t much to love in this one. Pass.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (745) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Aroma is caramel, roasty malts and slight floral notes. Taste is rich maltiness with caramel, fig, and plum. Finishes with a slight bitterness that isn’t overbearing. appearance is a clear dark amber with a medium white bubbly head that retains fairly well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at The Greedy Pig, Vancouver
Hazy amber color with small head. Sweet malt aroma with a toffee touch. Round mouthfeel, sweet malt flavor with some toffee, cereals and cookies; delicate fruity touch; correct bitterness.
Simplistic but pleasant hybrid.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Coppery with a thin white head. Caramelly nose. Malty flavour with butter, perhaps a little too much for my taste. Bitterness is found in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1295) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Bottle at the Voyager Bistro.Clear medium copper, small foamy off-white head fades fast. Smoky aroma of caramel malt. Rich and buttery caramel / toffee malt taste. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Sweet malty finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Not bad, not amazing. Lots of caramel flavour, almost overburdening. Bitter, but surprisingly quite drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zimbo (595) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Always wanted to try this and when I did I was diappointed at how linear and filtered this was as if all the character had been sucked cleanout of it. Didn’t even get much of that supposed butter malt quality. Needs more hops or anything to make it more distinctive.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reimer96 (1311) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a frothy off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet caramel on the nose. Taste is sweet and bready at first then finishes with a smooth boozy taste with some hop bitterness. If the hopps were cranked up on this it would be so much better.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3441) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle, brought back from Canada by Jim - thanks! Pours clear reddish amber with a small white head and effectively no lacing. Aroma is light caramel and a floral note. Flavor is caramel, nuts, a bit of metal, and a light bitter finish. Boring.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1826) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a clear amber. Smells like grains and apple juice. Slight sweet apple flavours up front. Watery, bitter finish. Not that great.


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