Green Can Gold Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
12.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
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 Boone757
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of clayrock81
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.88/5  rDev -13%
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 Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tigg924
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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 DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
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 hophugger
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kmlund
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
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 AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Had it on tap prior one other time, but a well balanced ale that finishes with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of robebo44
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Cubatobaco
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Green Can Gold Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
3.31 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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