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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
82
good

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 10-26-2006)
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Reviews by MarvinTheMarzen:
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MarvinTheMarzen

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The first thing you notice about this beer is the note - a malty bliss with only a slight presence of hops. The rest of the experience doesn't quite live up to this prelude.

The beer pours an undistinguished cloudy brown with a slight head. The taste is pleasant but as it warms you notice the alcohol more (which our bottle lists as 9%). Overall I would get this beer again - while not the best Olde Ale but definitely better than average.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 00:03:30 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first encounter with this style of ale. It pours a handsome mahogany color with an overly abundant off white head(and I do mean Overly abundant). It leaves a silky lacing and nice legs. The aroma is boozy, reminds me more of scotch or bourbon than beer. Notes of wood and vanilla and peat abound. The mouth is sticky and very coating. One of the thicker beers I've tried. The flavor is complex embodying many of the notes of a well made whiskey. It is very sweet at first but gives way to a pleasant depth of flavor that is warming for the body, mouth, and soul. Very nice beer. Can't wait to try more of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage enjoyed on 05/03/14 in a snifter

Appearance: Hazy, light caramel color. A one and a half finger head lingers for a few minutes after pouring. This looks like a barleywine/old ale style beer, that is for sure.

Smell: Caramel, chocolate, malty sweetness. I then get a dominant apple cider smell. There are a lot of sweet scents that have melded together.

Taste: My initial reaction is that this beer tastes like a caramel apple. The taste then goes into a leathery, oaky finish. The caramel and toffee notes meld well with a slight toasted bread note. Molasses rounds out the flavor.

This apple flavor was so unexpected, but I am loving it. The oak and molasses flavors linger for a while after a sip. As the beer warms up, I am met with a licorice flavor, along with some earthy and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium-thin. The mouthfeel does not interfere or detract from this beer.

I thought I had purchased a more recent vintage, but was quite happy to find out that my bottle was 4 years old. I wish I could find a fresher bottle to see where this beer started. At this age, it has an unexpected apple flavor, which I assume is acetaldehyde. It works for this beer.

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Pours a dense, creamy 2.5 finger light cream colored head with great retention. Beer is a cloudy brown mud. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. Color is terrible but its otherwise nice.

Nose is caramel, raisin, brown sugar, molasses and other dark fruit. Enticing and pretty deep.

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Arcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.