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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a very minimal fizzy beige head that vanished quickly. The aroma is sweet and husky grain with some light dark fruits and a little bit of a burnt note. The flavor is really husky and grainy with some sweet caramel and a thinnish finish. Not a style that ever excites, but this one is especially bland. Lighter bodied with a slight cling and minimal soft carbonation. Meh, not one to seek out.

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ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a great roasted malt and caramel aroma. Appearance- Pours a dark amber color with a small beige head. Taste- Awesome flavor of roasted malt, top notch Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate to high carbonation. Overall- A really good beer from O’Dempsey’s, this is highly recommended.

2.7
rdixon77 (2835) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Not a great amber. Reddish colored. Big malts, some diacetyl, some general fruitiness, lightly bittered.

2.9
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Pours a kind of hazy red brown color. Minimal ring of off-white head, almost no head. Medium body. Very light carbonation. Light slick texture. Caramel malt, kind of toasty. Touch of oxidization in the nose, but not much in the flavor. Bit of dark fruit. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. An OK red ale. Not so bad, for being undercarbonated.

3.7
Gachupines (1252) - 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

3.4
mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Winter Beer Fest, Philadelphia: Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is toffee, malts, and some hops.This doesn’t really have all that much hops. feels like a light amber ale. I wouldn’t immediately associate it with an Irish ale, but the characterization makes some sense. I thought it was pretty well-balanced and drinkable. Quite light, but still flavourful.

2.4
burg326 (5482) - 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.

2.7
JHeath99 (1678) - 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.

1.2
Homer321 (5072) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Big huge nose of diacetyl and diaper. Pours a dark red to brown. Flavor is awful and full of butter, sewar, and burnt rubber. I hope for everyone’s sake I got a bad bottle.

3.4
GTAEgeek (2219) - 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...


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