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Big Red (Imperial Red) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

394 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 394
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 07-03-2006)
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-14-2012 22:10:53 | More by btesta
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Nezzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-11-2012 22:05:40 | More by Nezzy
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-10-2012 01:40:32 | More by mattyrubes
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KarlSpackler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-08-2012 03:32:35 | More by KarlSpackler
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Rob315

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-06-2012 13:19:05 | More by Rob315
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MikeDATL

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-31-2011 16:16:08 | More by MikeDATL
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-26-2011 21:46:50 | More by rxthree
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-24-2011 07:37:21 | More by jophish17
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-21-2011 17:38:00 | More by dowen44
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k3v1k

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-21-2011 02:54:15 | More by k3v1k
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SteelCityHops89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-14-2011 17:38:08 | More by GrindFatherBob
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mylar

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-13-2011 23:37:45 | More by mylar
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hdelavega

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-13-2011 04:06:59 | More by hdelavega
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%

Hazy apricot color with a nice 2-finger head, great retention, and excellent lacing on the glass. The nose offers primarily sweet cedary tones, some floral hop notes, and some alcohol. The flavors are sweet and malty and there is a noticeable presence of alcohol throughout, giving the beer that medicinal taste that I associate with barley wines. The hops counteract it some, but more are needed. There is a light, semi-dry finish and a good firm mouthfeel.

Not a bad beer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. The slight booziness is a bit of a turnoff for me, but fans of barley wines might really like it. I also feel that this beer would benefit greatly from additional hops.

12-10-2011 23:30:28 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Big Red (Imperial Red) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.