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Green Can Gold Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Green Can Gold Ale
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by Norfawkers:
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3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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.

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of syntheticwings
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of crwrunner
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -13%
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.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jeffy_two_times
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of tanner1980
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Kmlund
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Ryanpro
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.88/5  rDev -15%
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.

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of mralphabet
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
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...

Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of Csikic93
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of BrandtG
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at O'Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA. Pours a golden, well-carbonated light body with a small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is grassy with some hoppy accents on the edge. Taste is dry hops with some maltiness on the back end, fairly heavy carbonation on the tongue. A mildly above average blonde ale.

Photo of StaggerRollRoll
4/5  rDev +18%

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Green Can Gold Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
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