Arcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale | Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale
BA SCORE
3.63/5
280 Ratings
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 10-26-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,739
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
280
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.51/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage; drank 1/6/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured form the bottle into a glass.

Opaque orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a minimal off-white head; minimal lace.

Raisin, caramel & autumn leaves in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Raisin, caramel & autumn leaves in the flavor; a hint of booze emerged as this warmed. I have no idea what this is like fresh, but 4-5 years in it's a delicious, sturdy beast.

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

Photo of SerialTicker
2.69/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I shouldn't be reviewing what I'm just about certain was an oxidized to hell bottle of beer... but here we go. Note to self: RE-TRY THIS BEER!

This beer poured beautifully, and even had a nice aroma to it -- for the most part. I got an underlying cardboard sort of smell that made me super nervous. Putting this beer to my lips, I just about cringed. Bitter, tasting of old, old hops, and filled to the brim with waterlogged cardboard ... not at all pleasant. I let it warm up, and it helped nothing. The feel was decent despite this big disaster, but I couldn't get past the flavor.

Needless to say, I drank an ounce or two, and drain poured the rest. Will need to give this a fair shake again soon.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carrollmel7
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snoopy5023
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big Dick's is ok for a sipping beer....its high in abv which makes it more for winter...not one for having more than one. The beer pours a nice amber with white head that is not lacing. The scent is mellow...some bread. The taste is bitter and slightly sweet...almost borderline barley wine. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with subtle carbonation. Overall its worth a try....but I would buy a six or four of it.

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Photo of Eric1Mess
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.45/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of booga73
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of moshea
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ejmw
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GregSSSSS
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 280 ratings
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