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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Celtic brewers used caramel malts and roasted barley to impart a deep red color and rich malty flavour to their ales. Starting with this historical style, we worked for over two years developing and perfecting our 21st Century version. After countless tastings and adjustments, we arrived at O’Dempsey’s Big Red. It’s Big. It’s Red. An Irish-Style Red Ale with a North American attitude. All the body you want with just the right amount of hoppy goodness. Enjoy.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1537) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2013
Clear dark cherry amber color with a bubbly off-white head, streaks and dots of lace. Taste semi-sweet caramel malt that grows into bread and dates as it moves to an oily carbonated finish. Loads of flavor, not always in harmony with each other. Good, not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Red-amber with a tan head. The aroma is grass, toffee and a light amount of funk. Flavor is heavy on the caramel and toffee. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Toasted malty and breadish. Dry malty and light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a nice sudsy white head. Aromas of malts, spices, and bread. Flavors pretty much the same with some fruit coming through and the spices are pretty dominant. A lot of earthy hops also and pretty prickly on the tongue. Overall not bad but my chub can point me elsewhere for a better offering next time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a smallish off-white head. Nose is rather malty with caramel notes in there. Taste is much the same, yet has a bit of a bite to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamP01 (514) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours reddish amber with a medium slowly fading beige head. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, yeast and fruity notes with some mild floral earthy hops. A medium bodied palate with a sweet mouth feel mad god carbonation. Finishes with a sweet caramel malt, yeast and fruity flavor with some moderate earthy hops and nutty flavor. A good session brew.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle: (Labeled as brewed by Thomas Creek...Greenville, SC) Pours clear, red-brown...thick tan head. Scent is caramel, nuts, bread. Taste is rich, sweet...malty...chocolate.. Pleanty of breadiness, strong nut flavours...caramel-toffee.. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of earth, caramel, toffee, and some nuttiness. Tastes of earthy, caramel, some bread, nuts, and some chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Dark red colored ale, slightly sweet, balanced hops and malts, a good ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (5967) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap at Taco Mac. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has some light citrus hops with a good amount of sweet grains underlying. Flavor has lots of sweet grains throughout with just a hint of citrus hops.


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