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Red Nun Red Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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3.52/5
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84 Ratings
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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:
#38,337
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
84
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - yep - red. About as red as I've seen a red ale

S - Earthy sweet caramel malts.

T - Caramel goodness and a sour cherry blast gives has to a hoppy finish with lingering sweetness. Leaving you with the feel that you just ate a big cherry cheesecake in a glass

M - While a bit of fizz, overall it's creamy smooth

If you can take a little sweet, this works well as a superior clean crafted red toned dessert brew.

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4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have this on tap at o Connor every time I go there which is frequently. This is my go to beer. Poured in a typical pint glass it is a nice red Amber color. It is crisp and refreshing. This is by far o Connors best beer. Ask them to mix red nun with great dismal black ipa it's called a checkerboard, I also recommend this.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy mahogany color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of caramel malt, slight sweet malt, spicy hops, slight honey, hint of tea, and a hint of corn. Fits the style of an Irish Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of caramel malt, slight sweet malt, spicy hops, slight honey, and a hint of tea. Overall, good appearance, blend, corn was a pleasant lightening affect, and not overly tea-centric.

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3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norfawkers
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O'Connor's best beer of the three they offer so far. Support your local brewery, Tidewater/Hampton Roads!

Appearance: Reddish copper with a thin white head

Smell: Mostly malt with some earth and a bit of apple

Taste: Toasted malty goodness and almost stout-like with its earthy undertones

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a lingering finish of smokiness

Drinkability: A very drinkable stout/ale hybrid and worthy of try at your local watering hole (available at Cogan's and Jack Quinn's)

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3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice session beer or one to have with food. This one was a brew of the month selection at the Green Parrot in Va Beach VA. Good hazy reddish/amber color. Medium size white head, fades fast, minimal lacing.

Smell is mild - sweet caramel and bready malts. Taste features sweet malt with a little bitterness at the end.Overall nice blend of flavors and a great partner with seafood.

Mouthfeel is average, a little rich and a little crispness. Drinkability is good, well balanced - not too sweet and low enough abvto enjoy with food.

Nioe to see a local brewery featured in a Tidewater VA establishment. A pretty good beer!!!

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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