Red Nun Red Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

Red Nun Red AleRed Nun Red Ale
BA SCORE
32.1%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 84 Ratings
Red Nun Red AleRed Nun Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Added by Norfawkers on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,771
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
84
Liked:
27
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
10.8%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by TappaKeggaBrew:
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3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of HopticalDeployment
2.77/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lawn mower beer. It's okay.

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Photo of tigg924
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, ruby red, with 1/2 inch head. Taste is toasted malt, light breadiness, with herbal hops. This makes for a slightly above average, sessionable red ale that is good enough to try, but not rush out for.

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Photo of mjh0527
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Mazarate
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter from my doctor friend---Thanks Chris!

This ale pours a medium ruby red with a beautiful head of foam that dissipates to a thick layer and ring with excellent lacing. Nose if weak---a dash of sweet malt, some grains, and a touch of hops. Flavors follow the nose with a medium hopped lightly sweet ale with a lightly bitter hop and grain flavor to the aftertaste. Solid and sessionable, especially on a hot day, but nothing too outstanding. Crisp and highly carbonated mouth feel. Decent

Cheers

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of robebo44
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Unclejesse33
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall: A good red ale. More dependable than exciting.
L: Red. Creamy head. Nice lacing.
S: Bready malts and herbal, tangy hops.
T: Bready and hoppy. Balanced, but not complex. Straightforward. Not much of an aftertaste.
M: Medium/light body. Biting and sparkly.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of udfan07
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Dirrk
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 32.1% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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