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Red Nun Red Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Red Nun Red AleRed Nun Red Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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stckhndlr

Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 18:22:43 | More by stckhndlr
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16%

07-19-2014 05:32:06 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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speedvagen

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

03-07-2013 10:07:59 | More by speedvagen
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

07-17-2014 15:50:01 | More by MattSharpless
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

02-28-2013 04:12:25 | More by lupercmda
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

03-17-2013 01:53:49 | More by SonOfKyuss
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rev3rb

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

06-30-2013 20:14:05 | More by rev3rb
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 02:58:10 | More by VncentLIFE
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 02:52:40 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Mazarate

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-03-2012 02:38:41 | More by Mazarate
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-23-2013 15:51:45 | More by Rhettroactive
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-11-2013 03:26:35 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 15:04:24 | More by Cyrano41
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-19-2014 23:45:09 | More by Rmbr2
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2010 16:45:12 | More by clayrock81
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-26-2012 23:46:38 | More by GaryMarkle84
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Beejay

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-25-2012 04:14:30 | More by Beejay
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blackie

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 04:51:06 | More by blackie
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ThomWade

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-13-2013 02:39:42 | More by ThomWade
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-11-2013 20:02:42 | More by Zraly
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Hanselpb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-23-2014 02:39:02 | More by Hanselpb
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2014 13:21:44 | More by John_Beeryman
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-03-2014 01:06:13 | More by July2Nov
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2012 02:35:11 | More by AndrewMichael
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-29-2014 19:13:51 | More by atrocity
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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.