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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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3.5
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle. Made quite the pop when I opened it. Pours reddish amber with a very big off white head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, roasty malt with a spicy hops edge to it. Flavor begins sweet and slightly spicy, finishes almost like a dry stout. Some metallic notes. Good balance. Body is fizzy and a bit on the thin side.

3.2
jw0406 (1299) - 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.

3.7
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

3.2
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cereal and caramel malts, floral hops. Medium red/amber hue with a small foamy off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a decent Ale.

3.3
Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
I’ll call it a copper pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is all malt with an overall earthy aroma. Nice malty flavor with some caramel, bread and some toasted cereal malts. Finish is crisp and has a lingering malty aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.1
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.

3.2
mixmasterob (1058) - 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
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
Hank1980 (966) - 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.


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