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Big Dick's Olde Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company

Big Dick's Olde Ale

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Overall: 8.2/10 by 2 dudes

Dudes: 8.0/10

Trend: 8.2/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 8.20%

IBU: 36

Season: November

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.3 average
  • 8.3/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Deep Amber
  • Pours a deep amber color with a one inch creamy white head. Good retention on this beer with spotty lacing.

    Aroma gives off dark fruits, maybe raisin or plums and sweet malts.

    Taste is very similar to the aroma. Lots of dark fruit and sweet malt flavors are well balanced and enjoyable. I am getting some warmth on the backend as the higher ABV is showing up.

    Medium body with medium carbonation. Sweet and sticky on the palate.

    A very enjoyable beer. A bit over the top on the sweetness, but still enjoyable. Nice complexity in the dark fruits! I'll take another bartender!
  • Reviewed: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 00:12:15
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1,145 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 8/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Deep Amber
  • 2009 bottle.

    Pours cloudy with a big, two inch , frothy, tan foam. Retention is above average while the lacing is minimal.

    Aroma is big on the sweet malts. Slight alcohol with a side of dark fruits that are a pleasant addition to the caramel and toffee sweetness. Wood, like oak, come through faintly.

    Taste follows the nose with a bit of hop resin and bitterness in the finish. Sweet malts abound from the beginning through to the end. Booze touches the back of the throat and continues to warm. A swarm of dark fruits add complexity.

    Medium body with a medium carbonation in spite of being two years old.

    The alcohol comes through enough to make this one a sipper. The sweet malts are high, taking away from the drinkability too. Possibly on the thin side for the style. I guess it sounds like I am beating the beer up, but it is above average and something I would like again. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Monday, January 17, 2011 at 22:26:34
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