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Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sweet and hoppy, caramel and dark fruity plum notes.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2002)
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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%

330 ml bottle poured into an English pint glass. Dark orange amber in hue with minimal white head, just a smattering rimming the edges of the glass. Aroma is sweet caramel malts with a little toast ... dried fruit, butterscotch chips, walnut, with some earthy tea-like hops. Indeed, hoppier than expected, with some heavier grass and resin notes accompanied by lighter citrus. Dried plum and caramel as advertized, with some brown bread. Alcohol faintly detectable. Moderately full bodied and carbonation on the low end, rather buttery and smooth yet tannic in the finish. Does suffer from a little of the classic Big Rock caramel malt overdose syndrome but all in all a well-executed and satisfying Irish red.

CalgaryFMC, Yesterday at 01:41 AM
Photo of MicroBrewOrDie
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Mild and full-bodied Irish style Ale. Slight indication of Nugget Nops. Warm toffee and caramel aroma, slight notes of plum. Copperish-Dark Red coloration. Very smooth. Definitely the best Irish Style Ale I've tried in Canada. 4/5.

MicroBrewOrDie, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Dan1759, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

schopenhauerale, Aug 12, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -26.8%

Snappy two-finger head rises from a brown/red brew. Nothing overly noteworthy, no lacing.

Caramel, mild spice, zero presence of hops... Pretty mild.

Very hot, not much blending happened here... Boozy, boozy, boozy. Loads of cinnamon, glazed caramel, ginger, spicy... Way wet, super dry, harshly drinkable, carbonation is too much for me.

Errr... This is CraftBeer, Canada, eh? Can a guy get a better beer next time he visits a foreign country? This is a boozy, hot, caramel/spiced mess. I had very high hopes for this one, but it falls short. It's ok and not nearly a drainpour, but could certainly be improved, IMO. Seems like something massed produced...

chugalug06, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Jeff8ham, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Slongie, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Tivlavrie, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ZachT, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Saskadan, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jcubz, Mar 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DamageCase76, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

wertschy, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of kindacold
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

From the tap, pours nice amber with rich, creamy head that lasts a bit.

Smell is neutral, a bit of grains, but mild.

Light, balanced flavor. Caramel, make presence, a bit of bitter hops, some alcohol burn on the finish, but only mildly.

Easy to drink, light and crisp, clean finish.

kindacold, Oct 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

NickSMpls, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KStark, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

schnarr84, Nov 10, 2012
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Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale from Big Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.