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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


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   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 (6483) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OscarFalls (36) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Decent red with a bubbly finish. Was this brewed in a three hundred foot sequoia? Maybe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7694) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours clear reddish with 2-finger clingy off-white head. Nose is vinous fruit, resiny hops, malt. Tastes malty, with fruity and hoppy notes. Medium palate heft and smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. A rich brownish red colored brew with a thin light khaki head. The nose has some malty caramel along with some peach pancakes. This tastes like cheap brown pancake syrup on some pancakes. Notes of caramel and almonds come through in the long finish. The caramel gets stronger as you drink. I think that this could easily be called an ESB. The body is slick and thick at the same time. Actually, this is a nice drinker with just enough sweetness and hints of roast to keep it interesting, I dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1045) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Dark red,short head,more than average carbonation.Clear.Nice looking. Aroma is malty ,dark ,some mineral. Toasted Oatmeal cookie. Almost burnt toast,probably the dark carmel malt. Heavy toasty grainy. Strong toasted nutty cookie .Dusty. Taste is pretty good,distinct grain maltiness(maybe german or english)with dark burnt carmel sweetness,some hoppiness but mildish. Nutty toasty.Fairly slick but smooth creamy with a fullish body. Not too hoppy it has bigger malt presence. Pretty good balance in taste with a nice conditioned or mildy complex taste. Smooth mellow mild peppery bittering finish that melts away.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (631) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
A solidly good beer, good heaviness, flavor, palate and aroma could drink a couple of these!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Big and red. Nutty taste and overall smooth. Good brew but I’m an IPA guy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2463) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours a deep dark red. Lots of caramel and a little candi sugar. A touch of nuttiness and a littl further down the sip you get some cocoa flavors. Candy sugar aroma. Finish is a touch of bitter hips. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2012
It’s red. More of a mahogany, actually. Yeah. Go with Mahogany, although "O’Dempsey’s Big Mahogany Ale" doesn’t roll off the tounge as well. So, it’s very malty, with a lot caramel and molasses. Flavor is caramel and molasses, as well, plus a slight hop bite at the end. . Kind of run the mill, but not bad or anything.


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