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Arcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale

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BA SCORE
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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: mcallister on 10-26-2006

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Photo of Winston3737
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold. The aroma is almost as if it's a barrel aged beer. There is no hint of hops. The first impression of its taste is its sweetness -- almost too much -- with some maltiness and slight funk and hops. Unlike the aroma, there is no barrel aged character in the taste. The beer has a full body and light carbonation. Overall, it is a good beer but not likely one that I'd go back to often.

Photo of PaulyB83
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Served at the Kalamazoo brewery in a snifter.

Alright aroma but the flavor just wasn't up to the level of something like Third Coast Old Ale. Had a hop bitterness on the end that I thought didn't mesh well with the malts.

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of booga73
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of moshea
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ejmw
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GregSSSSS
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of midlifec
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/30/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, cherry, apple, herbal, grass, light leather, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, cherry, apple, herbal, grass, light leather, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, cherry, apple, herbal, grass, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice old ale style. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Gryphon69
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Arcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.