Green Can Gold Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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3.4 w/ 64 ratings

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Norfawkers on 05-08-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of Jimboozle
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Beer is a wonderful summer time session beer. Very nice mouthfeel, light bodied, mild bitterness and hop aroma, all the things an easy drinking beer should be. Not to light or mild though. The malt and hop character are present but not overwhelming. Very clean and crisp. Appearance is golden and just a small fine head on top. All in all, a very drinkable session beer.

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

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stckhndlr
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The brewery is still not open for tours and tastings so I had to hunt this one down at a local restaurant/pub.

Had on tap at A.W. Shucks in Norfolk, VA

A- Golden yellow color with a good carbonation to it. The white head dissipates fast and there's not alot of lacing but the champagne style bubbles continue for as longs as the beer is still left in the glass.

S- Had a dark purple fruit like smell. Take your choice between figs, grapes, raisins, plums. it's all a mesh of these aromas.

T- Has like an apple cider taste to it. Light hops with a slight bitter hint on the finish.

M- Light with a good carbonation and a crisp creamy finish.

O- Not a bad beer. Good drink for the early summer/spring time. It gets better as you let it sit so don't drink it too fast. Give it time to fully develop as you sip it.

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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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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 DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Still in Portsmouth VA

A clear golden pour with a dense, white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks pretty good. The nose is solid. A moderate hop character is present, very Cascade like with citrus and a little chalkiness, and the malt character is mild and surprisingly dense. Along with a pale base malt, I get some honey, butterscotch and a little toffee. Still, this does smell fairly light. The palate mirrors these flavors, with the hop flavor being moderate, hop bitterness being ample, both of which work quite well with the malt flavor. The butterscotch does seem a little bit higher on the palate than on the nose, but not obtrusive. In fact, it pairs reasonably well with the toffee and citrus, making this seem like an blonde ale that was partly inspired by an English Mild. Light in body, drying on the finish with some hops, this beer feels good on the palate, and is quite refreshing. Solid stuff, I would drink it again if someone gave me a glass.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light gold body with two finger head that died quick with a little lace retention. The smell is airy, not a complement, with some decent bitter citric hops and some grainy malts. Beer is light bodied, not watery but very light, smooth, easy to drink, balanced but very simplistic as I get a smattering of hops and some minor sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Green Can Gold Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 21.9% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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