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Green Can Gold Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Green Can Gold Ale
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 60
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Norfawkers on 05-08-2010

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 60
Reviews by Cubatobaco:
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Photo of tigg924
2.5/5  rDev -26%

A below average blonde ale. Has elements of pilsner and flavors of what I typically associate with an alt bier. The net result does not come together as cleanly as it could. For me this is a pass. (197 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of syntheticwings
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of crwrunner
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this beer at the grocery store so I thought I would give it a shot.

A-Poured a decent head with a nice golden color. It also had a good amout of tiny bubbles risng to the top of the glass the whole time i was drinking it.

S- When I smelled this, the first thing that came to mind was nuts. It had a slight nutty smell with a hint of hops.

T- Again the first thing that came to mind was something nutty. It finished with a qucick burst of light hops.

Overall, this beer was just ok. It's something else to drink with some friends other than bud. I don't think I would buy it again. (590 characters)

Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

As hardly drinkable as possible, if they made this at 1% abv it would be something. 16 IBU is a good indicator of any flavour. Middling mouthfeel, light coloured body, a wisp of a head. Neutral aroma. Light honey and malt, a faint drop of hop. More hops would make a difference. (278 characters)

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jeffy_two_times
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of tanner1980
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of hophugger
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kmlund
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Lagerish. Perfect palette cleanser beer. Could crush a ton of these in the summer time. (87 characters)

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of mralphabet
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Hell's Kitchen in Norfolk VA. Great place...

A: Clear golden yellow with a small head that settled to a ring and let a little lacing. Pretty average looking

S: Good balance in the smell... Sweet malt up top and a hint of citrus hops.

T: I'm getting the sweet malt upfront, mid palate has a nice hit of citrus hops... Finish is clean with very little aftertaste... Pretty well balanced.

M: Somewhere between mid and light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and clean

D: Very drinkable beer, went very well with my Cheese Steak sup. With a 5.5% ABV you could have a few of these... Worth looking into... (621 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited the brewery yesterday, had a good chat with the brewer/asst brewer? They are only selling to local establishments in kegs at this point, building up a solid clientele before doing anything else. Tried the Gold Ale in a TexMex restaurant afterwards. Solid gold color, small white head with average retention and significant spotty lacing. The head might have been better if it wasnt served in a frosty beer glass. Smell of grassy hops and mild bready malt. Tastes like a good lager - grassy hops malty backbone, slightly sweet - no hint of rice or corn. Mouthfeel is rich for this type of beer and drinkability is good. Not an exciting style but a good solid beer that I would call sessionable. I like the more robust Red Nun better, but this is a good summertime beer. (776 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this out of a pick six picked up from the brewery in Norfolk. A good, but unsurprising gold ale. The sweetness isn't overbearing which is nice. Clean feel, dry finish. Overall a good beer, but nothing to write home about. (225 characters)

Photo of Csikic93
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green can is O Connors cheapest beer. It's a little bitter, but so are a lot of their beers. If you are at the brewery ask them to mix it with an el guapo, it's called a redneck, not terrible and believe it or not evens things out. (231 characters)

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Green Can Gold Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.