Red Nun Red Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.
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2.88/5 rDev -18.6%
Had on tap at A.W. Shucks in Norfolk, VA
A- a burnt orange amber color with champagne style carbonation. 1 finger of white head and no lacing.
S- smokey honey with a bit of alcohol. reminds me of a cross between red wood barrels and a bbq grill scent. Make me want to fire up the grill and get some ribs.
T- has a tart off flavor like a granny smith apple with caramel. A slight bitterness.
M- clean with a med body but nothing special happening.
O- I may need to review this one again in the future to be sure but this one just didn't do anything for me. Still a very drinkable beer though.
05-12-2011 18:22:43 | More by stckhndlr
3.1/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
09-07-2012 02:58:10 | More by VncentLIFE
3.23/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
05-05-2012 02:52:40 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
3.25/5 rDev -8.2%
I ordered this on tap at the Green Turtle in Chesapeake, VA. Served in a tall pint glass.
It was a brownish-red with little head and light lacing.
The smell was malty-sweet but I didn't pick up the sweetness in the taste.
It was plesant enough, smooth with just a hint of bitterness at the back end. Taste was more understated than I had expected, but I would happily try this one again or recommend to a budding craft beer drinker.
04-25-2012 15:04:24 | More by Cyrano41
3.25/5 rDev -8.2%
A nice goldenish red body body w/ a decent head that had slow retention and left lace down the glass. Light-bodied and smooth and there is a bready malt base along with some minor citric hops. Unfortunately, the sweet malts don't get a chance to shine as they are somewhat overpowered and the finish is a bit unbalanced and overly dry. A decent ale but just not up to snuff.
09-27-2010 16:45:12 | More by clayrock81
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
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
06-14-2011 04:51:06 | More by blackie
Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
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