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Red Nun Red Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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81
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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 VncentLIFE:
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks LambicKing!

Super light amber body. Pushing damn near orange. Thick frothy white head.

The smell is dead on for a malty red. Like scarily on. Biscuitty malt dominates the smell, with a hint graininess coming in late. Light caramel and toffee try to come in as well. I love how this smells. seriously.

Im not 100% on how I feel about the taste, Its very earthy, more so than Great Lakes. Theres an astrigent-type bite that lingers that Im not fond of. Its very earthy, and could use a good dose of either sweet malt or serious hops.

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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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!!!

Photo of cambabeer
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
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...

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
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.

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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.
81 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.