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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Plum brown with with a small beige ring of lace. Nose is grainy and cereal. Flavor is grainy, sweet, light hops. Pretty good malt flavor but not all to enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to blutt59. Reddish brown pour with some off-white head. Nose is sweet with caramel malt and some grassy hops. Flavors of herbs, burnt caramel, and cardboard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Malty and fruity aroma with some light toasty notes. The flavor has lightly toasted malts and caramel sweetness, with fruity berry-like notes. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours cloudy reddish brown - gusher that slowly settled. Some paper and faint funkiness in the nose, but mostly malt, woodsy and sweet fruitiness. Highly carbonated - light to medium body w/ some good dryness in the finish. Flavors are sweet caramel and malt. Some spice like ginger and pepper. Pretty balanced. Not bad, but it doesn’t really come together for me. I didn’t notice much to suspect infection other than the gush. I tried the entire 4-pack and flavors were the same, it’s just OK to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Pours a dark coppery red with a tall, long lasting off-white head. The aroma is nutty malts and bread yeast. Some fruit but little or no hops. The flavor is sweet and nutty. OK for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (672) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12 oz bottle pours a dark amber/brown color with a nice tan head. Aromas of caramel, bread, dark malt and chocolate in the background. Medium bodied, malty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) red/amber color with a few bubbles of dank tan head around the edges. Nose of caramel, paper, light hops. Taste of paper, cracker, medium sweet caramel, a bit of umami. Well carbonated body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, bread, and nuts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Not much aroma in a brown-colored ale with just a hint of a red tint. The flavor is a red cherry and sweet apples with lively carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty and slightly watery caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.


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