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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Poured an amber red color from the bottle with aromas of malt, caramel, vegetables, and some light dyicatal. Flavors follow suit, a little off putting with some off flavors. .. Not sure about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5207) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Winter Beer Fest, Philadelphia: Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is toffee, malts, and some hops.This doesn’t really have all that much hops. feels like a light amber ale. I wouldn’t immediately associate it with an Irish ale, but the characterization makes some sense. I thought it was pretty well-balanced and drinkable. Quite light, but still flavourful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5054) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Pours a deep, barely translucent reddish sable with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma is strong, spicy and surprisingly hoppy. Flavor is quite hoppy with strong tones of cloves and cinnamon and a hint of honey sweetness. Texture is sassy, fizzy and lively.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4777) - Woodstock, 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 (4358) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
From an old tasting note. On tap at the brewery/restaurant. Deep red pour. Roasted malt aroma. Taste - sweet malt, caramel, earth. Nice medium texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4205) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12oz bottle, unknown date but recently acquired, served in a pint glass. Pours a fine looking deep red-brown, clear, with a tan head: moderate size with very good retention and lacing. Aroma: roasted and caramel malt with some spicy hops. Hints of dark fruits. The flavor follows, although it is stronger and richer than the nose suggests, with a bit darker roast in the malt mix. Only a faint suggestion of dark fruit. finishes semi-sweet and a bit watery. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium-high carbonation O: quite good and tasty Irish Red Ale. Recommended.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Homer321 (4177) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Big huge nose of diacetyl and diaper. Pours a dark red to brown. Flavor is awful and full of butter, sewar, and burnt rubber. I hope for everyone’s sake I got a bad bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, 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.


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