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Green Can Gold Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Green Can Gold Ale
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Norfawkers on 05-08-2010)
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Reviews by Norfawkers:
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Norfawkers

Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -7%

Not too bad for the first attempt. Support your Local! This lighter ale is drinkable but a bit cider-y. I will continue to support this local tidewater brewery and I'm looking forward to more offerings from O'Connor.

Appearance: Clear golden; bubbly; lightly foamy

Smell: A bit cidery; some malt

Taste: Light and a little cidery; it may need to condition a bit longer. Good potential

Mouthfeel: Light; CO2 noticable

Drinkability: Drinkable en masse or with a meal

05-08-2010 21:48:55 | More by Norfawkers
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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.

08-24-2014 14:18:11 | More by tigg924
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-08-2014 17:58:41 | More by Mantooth
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syntheticwings

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-11-2012 14:13:52 | More by syntheticwings
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crwrunner

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

08-25-2012 14:56:50 | More by crwrunner
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

07-08-2012 03:03:13 | More by Sammy
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-17-2012 02:00:26 | More by avisong
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jeffy_two_times

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

10-12-2013 19:19:46 | More by jeffy_two_times
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tanner1980


4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-31-2012 01:19:48 | More by tanner1980
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rvajohn

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-04-2013 01:29:07 | More by rvajohn
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-19-2014 05:31:27 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-23-2013 15:50:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-30-2013 03:47:28 | More by Mattyb79
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17%

03-03-2012 23:35:02 | More by Hanzo
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%

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...

11-07-2011 05:09:39 | More by mralphabet
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JayQue

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

08-06-2010 20:56:41 | More by JayQue
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BrandtG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

11-17-2013 20:00:24 | More by BrandtG
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

On tap at Still in Portsmouth VA

A clear golden pour with a dense, white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks pretty good. The nose is solid. A moderate hop character is present, very Cascade like with citrus and a little chalkiness, and the malt character is mild and surprisingly dense. Along with a pale base malt, I get some honey, butterscotch and a little toffee. Still, this does smell fairly light. The palate mirrors these flavors, with the hop flavor being moderate, hop bitterness being ample, both of which work quite well with the malt flavor. The butterscotch does seem a little bit higher on the palate than on the nose, but not obtrusive. In fact, it pairs reasonably well with the toffee and citrus, making this seem like an blonde ale that was partly inspired by an English Mild. Light in body, drying on the finish with some hops, this beer feels good on the palate, and is quite refreshing. Solid stuff, I would drink it again if someone gave me a glass.

07-06-2012 03:58:06 | More by DefenCorps
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StaggerRollRoll

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17%

04-02-2014 00:14:34 | More by StaggerRollRoll
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Pale, golden straw, with a slight haze. 1/2-inch head, fair lacing and linger.

S: Aromas are fairly weak. There's a touch of floral and citrus hops, maybe some cut grass, but that's about it

T:The best description is a weak IPA: faint malt, medium hops, and not much else. Lingering, faint bitterness not bad.

M: Actually quite nice, crisp & carbonated while refreshing.

O: Decent, but not memorable. Not really worth buying another

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ThomWade

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-20-2013 14:39:25 | More by ThomWade
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Zraly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Frank_TX

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-25-2014 15:44:08 | More by Frank_TX
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LordTorgamus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-14-2013 05:22:18 | More by LordTorgamus
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QueerBeer

Colorado

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Green Can Gold Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
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