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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: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.7%
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:
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(Beer added by: Norfawkers on 05-08-2010)
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Reviews by VncentLIFE:
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks LambicKing!

Bright golden body with a steady stream of bubbles feeding a creamy white ring on top.

The smell is grain forward for sure. Lots of grain, with an earthy thing really taking over. A bit more sweet than other middle-tier blondes.

The taste is a bit sweeter and more slick than the average Blonde. I dont get a load of hops, but I dont mind. Its drinkable and sweet. It goes down easy and tastes good. Id drink this if it were hyper local to me.

VncentLIFE, Sep 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Mantooth, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of syntheticwings
3/5  rDev -12.3%

syntheticwings, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of crwrunner
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

crwrunner, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Sammy, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

avisong, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

jeffy_two_times, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rvajohn, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Beer-A-Lot, Nov 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -2.9%

Ryanpro, Nov 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Mattyb79, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of mralphabet
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
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...

mralphabet, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

JayQue, Aug 06, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

BrandtG, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

DefenCorps, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

StaggerRollRoll, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

TappaKeggaBrew, May 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ThomWade, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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