Arcadia’s Big Dick’s Olde Ale (365 Day 48)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Arcadia Big Dick's Olde Ale

When I tell people that I am doing 365 different American craft beers in 365 days, they give me this look of oddity. I haven’t decided if those looks are those of skepticism or drunkard. I guess the average person believes that having a beer a day isn’t normal. Obviously those people don’t hang out with anyone I know, where a single beer per day is on the light side. As for the skeptics: I don’t think they know more than about 10 different macro beers exist, so where would I find all those beers? Germany?

Beer number 48 come from Arcadia Brewing Company in Michigan: Big Dick’s Old Ale. I had a 2009 bottle with hopes that this would be a really solid beer; I needed something to sooth my 13 hour work day.

I won’t say that Big Dick’s Olde Ale was what I was looking for, but it was a solid offering. Not that I really care, but the name sort of bothers me, so I guess I do care. Maybe if their beer was as big as their dick’s, then I wouldn’t have been disappointed. Oh, man, that sounds awfully weird.

Sweet dominates the beer with it coming in caramel and toffee waves of malt. Hop aroma, if any ever, has gone south after two years in the bottle, just leaving behind some bitterness for balance. Dark fruits are pleasant. Probably a bit light in the mouth for the style but still a sipper. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 8, Look: 9, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 8.1

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