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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Cloudy red-caramel color, thin off-white head. Light aromas of caramel, bread and baking spice. A little thin on a medium-bodied palate. Good effervescence. Candy/caramel flavor with a hint of metal close to the finish, which is medium-long. Above-average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1063) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Not much aroma in a brown-colored ale with just a hint of a red tint. The flavor is a red cherry and sweet apples with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Draft at Prado. Poured a dark clearish red, with a white head, and some lacing. Aroma is malty and a little roasty. Taste is is similarly dominated by malt, with some bready and roasted notes. A slightly bitter finish gives the beer a little hop to balance. Mouth is pretty well carbonated and medium bodied. Overall, a decent ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixmasterob (959) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle, nice deep red pour with a tiny white, faded to a thin collar quickly. Aroma was nice and rich caramel malts, some sweetness, and a bit of roastiness. Flavors are straight up malty, lots of caramel malts give it a bit of sweetness although it finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was decent, not watery thin but not as full as I may have liked. Not a bad local red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (949) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 A solidly good beer, smell is strong darker sweetness with bit of apple, good heaviness, flavor, palate and aroma could drink a couple of these! X2

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (903) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Big and red. Nutty taste and overall smooth. Good brew but I’m an IPA guy.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (677) - 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.


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