Red Nun Red Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Red Nun Red AleRed Nun Red Ale

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81
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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 74
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Norfawkers on 06-15-2010

35 IBU
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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 74
Reviews by Norfawkers:
Photo of Norfawkers
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O'Connor's best beer of the three they offer so far. Support your local brewery, Tidewater/Hampton Roads!

Appearance: Reddish copper with a thin white head

Smell: Mostly malt with some earth and a bit of apple

Taste: Toasted malty goodness and almost stout-like with its earthy undertones

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a lingering finish of smokiness

Drinkability: A very drinkable stout/ale hybrid and worthy of try at your local watering hole (available at Cogan's and Jack Quinn's) (492 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of HopticalDeployment
2.77/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lawn mower beer. It's okay. (28 characters)

Photo of mjh0527
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Mazarate
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter from my doctor friend---Thanks Chris!

This ale pours a medium ruby red with a beautiful head of foam that dissipates to a thick layer and ring with excellent lacing. Nose if weak---a dash of sweet malt, some grains, and a touch of hops. Flavors follow the nose with a medium hopped lightly sweet ale with a lightly bitter hop and grain flavor to the aftertaste. Solid and sessionable, especially on a hot day, but nothing too outstanding. Crisp and highly carbonated mouth feel. Decent

Cheers (536 characters)

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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 (523 characters)

Photo of Unclejesse33
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of udfan07
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Dirrk
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of JayQue
3.8/5  rDev +8%
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!!! (626 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This was good, epecially seeing as how I don't usually care too much for Ambers. Simple malt character, very very mild hops. The malt sweetness was pretty strong. Smooth and drinkable. I'd have it again, but not really my style... (230 characters)

Photo of Csikic93
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have this on tap at o Connor every time I go there which is frequently. This is my go to beer. Poured in a typical pint glass it is a nice red Amber color. It is crisp and refreshing. This is by far o Connors best beer. Ask them to mix red nun with great dismal black ipa it's called a checkerboard, I also recommend this. (324 characters)

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at O'Connor Brewing Company. Pours a nice ruby red into the glass with decent head and lacing. Smell, however, is very faint and I'm not getting much at all except faint malt. Taste, however is pretty good, with a nice tart quality I like. Mouthfeel is also good, with a smooth fullness on the tongue. This is a pretty solid offering from OBC. (362 characters)

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.