Green Can Gold Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
oconnorbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Norfawkers on 05-08-2010

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Ranking:
#39,811
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
65
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 17
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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale, golden straw, with a slight haze. 1/2-inch head, fair lacing and linger.

S: Aromas are fairly weak. There's a touch of floral and citrus hops, maybe some cut grass, but that's about it

T:The best description is a weak IPA: faint malt, medium hops, and not much else. Lingering, faint bitterness not bad.

M: Actually quite nice, crisp & carbonated while refreshing.

O: Decent, but not memorable. Not really worth buying another

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

A below average blonde ale. Has elements of pilsner and flavors of what I typically associate with an alt bier. The net result does not come together as cleanly as it could. For me this is a pass.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light hops and some earthy tones.

Overall: OK beer. I probably would have it again.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of syntheticwings
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of crwrunner
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this beer at the grocery store so I thought I would give it a shot.

A-Poured a decent head with a nice golden color. It also had a good amout of tiny bubbles risng to the top of the glass the whole time i was drinking it.

S- When I smelled this, the first thing that came to mind was nuts. It had a slight nutty smell with a hint of hops.

T- Again the first thing that came to mind was something nutty. It finished with a qucick burst of light hops.

Overall, this beer was just ok. It's something else to drink with some friends other than bud. I don't think I would buy it again.

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Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

As hardly drinkable as possible, if they made this at 1% abv it would be something. 16 IBU is a good indicator of any flavour. Middling mouthfeel, light coloured body, a wisp of a head. Neutral aroma. Light honey and malt, a faint drop of hop. More hops would make a difference.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of tanner1980
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of hophugger
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Kmlund
2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of robebo44
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Ryanpro
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of udfan07
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Golden orange in color. Somewhat clean in appearance. Light lager flavors include toasted malt, grain and light earthy hops. Perfect palette cleanser beer. Could crush a ton of these in the summer time but they're not that good.

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Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of mralphabet
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Hell's Kitchen in Norfolk VA. Great place...

A: Clear golden yellow with a small head that settled to a ring and let a little lacing. Pretty average looking

S: Good balance in the smell... Sweet malt up top and a hint of citrus hops.

T: I'm getting the sweet malt upfront, mid palate has a nice hit of citrus hops... Finish is clean with very little aftertaste... Pretty well balanced.

M: Somewhere between mid and light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and clean

D: Very drinkable beer, went very well with my Cheese Steak sup. With a 5.5% ABV you could have a few of these... Worth looking into...

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Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited the brewery yesterday, had a good chat with the brewer/asst brewer? They are only selling to local establishments in kegs at this point, building up a solid clientele before doing anything else. Tried the Gold Ale in a TexMex restaurant afterwards. Solid gold color, small white head with average retention and significant spotty lacing. The head might have been better if it wasnt served in a frosty beer glass. Smell of grassy hops and mild bready malt. Tastes like a good lager - grassy hops malty backbone, slightly sweet - no hint of rice or corn. Mouthfeel is rich for this type of beer and drinkability is good. Not an exciting style but a good solid beer that I would call sessionable. I like the more robust Red Nun better, but this is a good summertime beer.

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Green Can Gold Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 65 ratings