Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
4.35/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is a deep, rich reddish amber ale that pours out with a thick creamy head that soon dissipates into a lacy ring around the glass. It possesses a sweet, buttery nose with a small presence of floral hops. The flavour and mouthfeel is very robust and well-rounded, with a complex concentration of malts, a caramel/toffee
aftertaste evened out by the hops. This is a very fine specimen of the Irish red style.
Let's not beat around the bush, I like this ale a lot. It's very smooth
for a 7% alcohol content, and will warm you up nicely any time of the year. What is considered by many as the flagship offering of
the Big Rock brewery, it is most definitely my favorite of their's
(especially after they discontinued their fantastic Magpie rye ale).
Something that must be tried at least once in a lifetime if you get the chance.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2003 19:16:36 | More by IronDjinn
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
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...
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 02:50:33 | More by chugalug06
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
10-08-2013 10:29:08 | More by kindacold
Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale from Big Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.