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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.


2.2
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (376) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a nice sudsy white head. Aromas of malts, spices, and bread. Flavors pretty much the same with some fruit coming through and the spices are pretty dominant. A lot of earthy hops also and pretty prickly on the tongue. Overall not bad but my chub can point me elsewhere for a better offering next time.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle poured at club w. red amber pour. Light head. Red ale taste lil metallic flavor. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours cloudy reddish brown - gusher that slowly settled. Some paper and faint funkiness in the nose, but mostly malt, woodsy and sweet fruitiness. Highly carbonated - light to medium body w/ some good dryness in the finish. Flavors are sweet caramel and malt. Some spice like ginger and pepper. Pretty balanced. Not bad, but it doesn’t really come together for me. I didn’t notice much to suspect infection other than the gush. I tried the entire 4-pack and flavors were the same, it’s just OK to me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OscarFalls (45) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Decent red with a bubbly finish. Was this brewed in a three hundred foot sequoia? Maybe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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