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RATINGS: 66   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17535) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010
Name: O’Dempsey’s Big Red
Brewery: O’Dempsey’s
Date: October 11, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, 5 Seasons Prado
Appearance: hazy dark red, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light balancing earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light caramel sweetness, breadyness comes out as it warms adding to the richness, plenty of balancing earthyness, light bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: O’Dempsey’s Big Red
Brewery: O’Dempsey’s
Date: April 25, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear deep red, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, nice bready character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light breadyness, just enough earthyness for balance, slightly metalic
Overall: good job reproducing from carboy to brewpub to production batch

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a clear vibrant red-copper color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Nice looking beer. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, faint herbal and citrus hops. The taste is toffee malts with herbal, earthy hops and a bit of toastiness. Medium bodied. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6357) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
10/2/10. 12oz bottle. Chocolate and roasty aroma and chocolate flavor as well. Not great, but better than the ipa.


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