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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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drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
10/2/10. 12oz bottle. Chocolate and roasty aroma and chocolate flavor as well. Not great, but better than the ipa.

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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.

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thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) red/amber color with a few bubbles of dank tan head around the edges. Nose of caramel, paper, light hops. Taste of paper, cracker, medium sweet caramel, a bit of umami. Well carbonated body.

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Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to blutt59. Reddish brown pour with some off-white head. Nose is sweet with caramel malt and some grassy hops. Flavors of herbs, burnt caramel, and cardboard.

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yespr (45425) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Toasted malty and breadish. Dry malty and light bitter finish.

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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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anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty and slightly watery caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

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OscarFalls (52) - 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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boozedude (2228) - 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

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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


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