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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottled, pours a red amber color, didnt think this was nearly as bad as it could have been , malty , red caramel and cocoa notes

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft pint at the Prado brewpub. Very dark red with a head that’s a bit watery. This packs a nice aroma of roasted malt and the first taste follows suit. Sweet and malty, his has a solid caramel character. Bit thin. (#3722, 10/26/2009)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5705) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, slight off-white head, decent lacing. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Flavor has some toffee and caramel notes, a hint of chocolate, some earthiness. full bodied and flavorful. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared with Linh. Pours a copper amber body with thin off white rings of lacing. Aroma is malt and apples. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of spice and malt. Tastes like a pumpkin beer gone wrong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5144) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5101) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2010
16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours from the wall-o-taps a clear, reddish-amber body with a scant, white head. Smell: A scent of toasted bread crusts and burnt sugars with a pervasive, though light waft of harvested berries and some background, minuscule notes of earthy herbs and spice. Taste: Toasty, bready maltiness with a sweet flourish of caramelized sugars. Hint of berry-esque fruitiness. Modestly earthy hops with an additional zip of complimentary spiciness. Medium-low bitterness. Smattering of fruitiness on the bittersweet, drying finish. Mouthfeel: Hovers comfortably around medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: A smooth, pleasant brew to pair with watching the Masters this past weekend. Best of luck to Dempsey and here’s looking forward to his forthcoming RIS and IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4190) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
Tap @ TacoMac, John’s Creek. Dark copper color, light tan head. Slight bubblegum aroma. Big flavors of toasted malts, honey & molasses. Finishes with a nutty granola character. There is also an earthy honey flavor. Smooth and creamy texture.


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