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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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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of stckhndlr
2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

stckhndlr, May 12, 2011
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

speedvagen, Mar 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

lupercmda, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

rbail012, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

SonOfKyuss, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

rev3rb, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

pheelingIt, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

VncentLIFE, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Mazarate, Aug 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ThomasAWilson2, Mar 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

melza, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Cyrano41
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Cyrano41, Apr 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Rmbr2, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

clayrock81, Sep 27, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

GaryMarkle84, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Beejay, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.1%

drdiesel9483, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ThomWade, Feb 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Zraly, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MHedish, Aug 11, 2014
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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.