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RATINGS: 64   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
12oz bottle, unknown date. Like the IPA, this pours relatively thick, murky, and hazy, reddish/copper color with a small one finger tan head that leaves some light lacing and holds a small cap. Aroma is heavy on caramel malt, sweet bread, brown sugar, some dark fruit notes, light chocolate, toffee, good strength. Flavor features caramel malts, biscuits and sweet bread, a little dark fruit, some citrus hops for balance, finishes semi-sweet and a bit watery. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Pretty darned good Red Ale, the aroma in particular is my favorite part.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12 oz bottle pours a dark amber/brown color with a nice tan head. Aromas of caramel, bread, dark malt and chocolate in the background. Medium bodied, malty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Pours a clear deep red-brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some chocolate, and fruit. Flavor of caramel malts with some citrus hops with a slightly bitter finish. A little thin and watery on the finish, but it is very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
12 oz bottle, quite a dark ruby pour, a little lacing, I’m not getting much of an aroma, no hops, no malt, nothing, boring. First sip is watery, not sweet, not bitter, not hippy. Boring.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (629) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
A solidly good beer, good heaviness, flavor, palate and aroma could drink a couple of these!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Smells malty and sweet. Looks a deep amber red and pours with a nice frothy head that lingers a couple of minutes or so. The flavor is quite good at first, though it might get old before long. Crisp, somewhat subtly hoppy finish. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with this Irish Red.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Big and red. Nutty taste and overall smooth. Good brew but I’m an IPA guy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamP01 (537) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours reddish amber with a medium slowly fading beige head. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, yeast and fruity notes with some mild floral earthy hops. A medium bodied palate with a sweet mouth feel mad god carbonation. Finishes with a sweet caramel malt, yeast and fruity flavor with some moderate earthy hops and nutty flavor. A good session brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Dark red colored ale, slightly sweet, balanced hops and malts, a good ale.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Pours dark, reddish amber with a quick off-white head. Nose is weak and fairly uniform sweet malt. Taste is roughly the same. I’d be more detailed but there’s not much to comment on....typical single dimentional Irish Red. Boring.


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