Serve in English pint


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle into glass.. dark red pour with thin white head.. arona is prune and grape..taste us similar just ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdixon77 (1694) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Not a great amber. Reddish colored. Big malts, some diacetyl, some general fruitiness, lightly bittered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Clear sienna appearance with a medium size, off white head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and molassas. Earthy, sweet malt taste, modestly hopped, with hints of soft fruit. Easy drinking, medium bodied, with average carbonation and a short lived finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1583) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy brown, with a small, tan head. Immediate aroma of caramel and cardamon, with some ripe bananas, pecans, and light toasted coconut. Sweet flavor, with some light hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body, silky, and a little chalky. Overall, this is a surprisingly flavorful and tasty beer. Nice...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1517) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark reddish amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste similar w nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle. Made quite the pop when I opened it. Pours reddish amber with a very big off white head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, roasty malt with a spicy hops edge to it. Flavor begins sweet and slightly spicy, finishes almost like a dry stout. Some metallic notes. Good balance. Body is fizzy and a bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1346) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Dark red,short head,more than average carbonation.Clear.Nice looking. Aroma is malty ,dark ,some mineral. Toasted Oatmeal cookie. Almost burnt toast,probably the dark carmel malt. Heavy toasty grainy. Strong toasted nutty cookie .Dusty. Taste is pretty good,distinct grain maltiness(maybe german or english)with dark burnt carmel sweetness,some hoppiness but mildish. Nutty toasty.Fairly slick but smooth creamy with a fullish body. Not too hoppy it has bigger malt presence. Pretty good balance in taste with a nice conditioned or mildy complex taste. Smooth mellow mild peppery bittering finish that melts away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cereal and caramel malts, floral hops. Medium red/amber hue with a small foamy off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a decent Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - MAR 17, 2015
Reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly musty malt. Flavor is big malt with a very mild hop profile. A little nutty with some toffee and caramel. A little toasted in the finish. Wife: 3.7

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50