Red Nun Red Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Red Nun Red AleRed Nun Red Ale

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

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

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Photo of Kinger86
2.44/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HopticalDeployment
2.77/5  rDev -21.8%
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 stckhndlr
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

A- a burnt orange amber color with champagne style carbonation. 1 finger of white head and no lacing.

S- smokey honey with a bit of alcohol. reminds me of a cross between red wood barrels and a bbq grill scent. Make me want to fire up the grill and get some ribs.

T- has a tart off flavor like a granny smith apple with caramel. A slight bitterness.

M- clean with a med body but nothing special happening.

O- I may need to review this one again in the future to be sure but this one just didn't do anything for me. Still a very drinkable beer though.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of cambabeer
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This was good, epecially seeing as how I don't usually care too much for Ambers. Simple malt character, very very mild hops. The malt sweetness was pretty strong. Smooth and drinkable. I'd have it again, but not really my style...

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks LambicKing!

Super light amber body. Pushing damn near orange. Thick frothy white head.

The smell is dead on for a malty red. Like scarily on. Biscuitty malt dominates the smell, with a hint graininess coming in late. Light caramel and toffee try to come in as well. I love how this smells. seriously.

Im not 100% on how I feel about the taste, Its very earthy, more so than Great Lakes. Theres an astrigent-type bite that lingers that Im not fond of. Its very earthy, and could use a good dose of either sweet malt or serious hops.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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 Cyrano41
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I ordered this on tap at the Green Turtle in Chesapeake, VA. Served in a tall pint glass.
It was a brownish-red with little head and light lacing.
The smell was malty-sweet but I didn't pick up the sweetness in the taste.
It was plesant enough, smooth with just a hint of bitterness at the back end. Taste was more understated than I had expected, but I would happily try this one again or recommend to a budding craft beer drinker.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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