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Green Can Gold Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Green Can Gold Ale
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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tanner1980


4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Beer is a wonderful summer time session beer. Very nice mouthfeel, light bodied, mild bitterness and hop aroma, all the things an easy drinking beer should be. Not to light or mild though. The malt and hop character are present but not overwhelming. Very clean and crisp. Appearance is golden and just a small fine head on top. All in all, a very drinkable session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2010 14:54:50 | More by Jimboozle
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-02-2014 00:14:34 | More by StaggerRollRoll
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-20-2011 17:30:12 | More by DoctorB2B
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drt72

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-11-2012 00:49:55 | More by drt72
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jeffy_two_times

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2013 13:34:20 | More by Zraly
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Frank_TX

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2014 15:44:08 | More by Frank_TX
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Charliehogarth86

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-30-2014 01:07:47 | More by Charliehogarth86
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VTWicked

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2013 16:07:43 | More by VTWicked
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JayQue

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The brewery is still not open for tours and tastings so I had to hunt this one down at a local restaurant/pub.

Had on tap at A.W. Shucks in Norfolk, VA

A- Golden yellow color with a good carbonation to it. The white head dissipates fast and there's not alot of lacing but the champagne style bubbles continue for as longs as the beer is still left in the glass.

S- Had a dark purple fruit like smell. Take your choice between figs, grapes, raisins, plums. it's all a mesh of these aromas.

T- Has like an apple cider taste to it. Light hops with a slight bitter hint on the finish.

M- Light with a good carbonation and a crisp creamy finish.

O- Not a bad beer. Good drink for the early summer/spring time. It gets better as you let it sit so don't drink it too fast. Give it time to fully develop as you sip it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 18:04:44 | More by stckhndlr
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

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

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-04-2013 01:29:07 | More by rvajohn
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 03:53:20 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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ThomWade

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-11-2014 03:33:09 | More by AMCPhD
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Nave

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-16-2013 20:22:34 | More by Nave
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 02:30:49 | More by VncentLIFE
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light gold body with two finger head that died quick with a little lace retention. The smell is airy, not a complement, with some decent bitter citric hops and some grainy malts. Beer is light bodied, not watery but very light, smooth, easy to drink, balanced but very simplistic as I get a smattering of hops and some minor sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 17:02:04 | More by clayrock81
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