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Big Red - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 03-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 3
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3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a murky brown with a large and dense khaki colored head that took forever to fade into a greasy film. Sticky sheets of lace were left down the glass.
S: Sweet candied fruits, brown sugar, honey, caramel, sweet gummy candies. Definite vinous quality. Mild blueberry and blackberry.
T: Definitely a vinous beer. Red wine is noticeable and pleasantly smooth. Candied dates, dark berries, slight caramel, and a touch of grape come through as well. The finish is semi-sweet and fruity, and the aftertaste is vinous with a hint of lingering toffee.
M: Medium-full body, tingly and splashy carbonation. Slick mouthfeel, kiss of booze, touch of bitterness.
O: Great wine flavor. An interestingly flavored beer, definitely unique.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

A-Clear amber ruby, not much carbonation, one finger head that linger.

S-Some caramel, a lot of grapes and a wee bit of oak.

T-Poor balance. Starts with some caramel and red ale flavors then the grapes and a little bit of oak but nothing comes together well.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-A miss by Deschutes, the balance is not there at all, the flavors are all over the place.

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Big Red from Deschutes Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.