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RATINGS: 69   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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2.7
rdixon77 (3066) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Not a great amber. Reddish colored. Big malts, some diacetyl, some general fruitiness, lightly bittered.

3.2
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Dark brown-red, beige tan head. Toasty and sweet malt aroma, grassy hops. Taste is sweet, grassy hops, toffee, caramel, apples, lightly bitter finish.

3.4
GTAEgeek (2457) - 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...

2.9
boozedude (2229) - 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

4
ordybill (1815) - 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.


3.4
guzzler67 (1696) - 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.

2.7
JHeath99 (1680) - 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.

3.8
geologyguy (1670) - 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

3.7
jmohno (1670) - 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.


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