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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3774) - - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle. a clear red beer under a medium sized, frothy, beige head. aroma of sweet caramel malt, lots of juicy red fruits(apples, pears), and maybe even a hint of toast. nailed it...the flavor is a full of the toasty caramel malt blended with lots of refreshing fruit esters and yeast. i keep imagining there is a tiny hint of cinnamon. mostly creamy palate. medium body. i have been very impressed with ABC lately. that re-incarnated laughing skull was awesome too.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burg326 (3704) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3703) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle: (Labeled as brewed by Thomas Creek...Greenville, SC) Pours clear, red-brown...thick tan head. Scent is caramel, nuts, bread. Taste is rich, sweet...malty...chocolate.. Pleanty of breadiness, strong nut flavours...caramel-toffee.. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3339) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3151) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3127) - Montana, USA - APR 23, 2010
A deep red pour with tiny cream head. Roasted scent of malts dominates. This stuff is very tasty and just enough bite. I will get more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3087) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Very clear, but very dark ruby. Served with a large faded khaki head. Thick foam holds craters from larger burst bubbles for a while. Crisp hops in the flavor. Some candy caramel flavors but not really a sweet beer. Greay balance of flavors without being bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Dark brown-red, beige tan head. Toasty and sweet malt aroma, grassy hops. Taste is sweet, grassy hops, toffee, caramel, apples, lightly bitter finish.


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