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Red Nun Red Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: Norfawkers on 06-15-2010)
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Reviews by KomodoDragon:
Photo of KomodoDragon
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - yep - red. About as red as I've seen a red ale

S - Earthy sweet caramel malts.

T - Caramel goodness and a sour cherry blast gives has to a hoppy finish with lingering sweetness. Leaving you with the feel that you just ate a big cherry cheesecake in a glass

M - While a bit of fizz, overall it's creamy smooth

If you can take a little sweet, this works well as a superior clean crafted red toned dessert brew.

KomodoDragon, Sep 21, 2012
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Beejay, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: served in a shaker pint glass, medium amber in color, light layer of carbonation and some spotty lacing

s: sweet caramel malt, quite biscuity, mild grassy/herbal hop aromas

m: carbonation light-moderate, body the same with a slight sugary slickness

t: opens with sweet caramel, some flavors of sugary light fruits, crackery/biscuit malt, hops mild with a dry grassy flavor

o: certainly pretty plain but not a bad option, the biscuity malt is nice and the beer drinks well as a whole

draft at Taphouse Ghent, Norfolk

blackie, Jun 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice session beer or one to have with food. This one was a brew of the month selection at the Green Parrot in Va Beach VA. Good hazy reddish/amber color. Medium size white head, fades fast, minimal lacing.

Smell is mild - sweet caramel and bready malts. Taste features sweet malt with a little bitterness at the end.Overall nice blend of flavors and a great partner with seafood.

Mouthfeel is average, a little rich and a little crispness. Drinkability is good, well balanced - not too sweet and low enough abvto enjoy with food.

Nioe to see a local brewery featured in a Tidewater VA establishment. A pretty good beer!!!

JayQue, Jul 25, 2010
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3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish-copper, with a hint of haze. Head was 1-finger of off-white foam that faded quickly, leaving just a hint of lacing.

S: Bready malt, with just a hint of citrus in the background. No complicated aromas here.

T: Sweetness surprisingly strong up front, yielding quickly to a tart, citrus flavor. Hops makes a strong and lasting appearance in the finish, with a bitterness like grapefruit rind. There's a faint fatty acid taste in the finish as well, detracting from the experience somewhat.

M: Nicely carbonated, with a slightly dry finish.

O: Just so-so. Not what I was expecting from a red ale, especially the bitterness (I can't believe it's only 35 IBUs, as the bottle lists). I'll pass in the future.

TappaKeggaBrew, May 05, 2012
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MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I have had many of the O'connor products here in the Hampton Roads area, especially on draft at local bars. A strong but not bad malt flavor with little hoppiness. Red Nun is almost as easy to drink as their Green Can (personal favorite). The Red Nun seemed a bit flat but overall not a bad beer and could easily finish the 6-pack due the 5.5% ABV. Wish the price was closer to the adjunct American brewers.

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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.