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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Red Nun Red Ale

Category: Irish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

O’Connor Brewing Company
Red Nun Red Ale

Category: Irish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Minutely hazy dark copper color. Curious aromas and flavors of stewed veggies, sourdough, nuts, and fur rug with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dryish medium body and a tingling, weird, brisk watercress and caramel yogurt finish. A funky, rustic Irish ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: stewed veggies, sourdough, nuts, and fur rug
Taste Flavor: watercress and caramel yogurt
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Buffalo Wings, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, rustic Irish ale.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

Their Portfolio

88 O’Connor Brewing Company Jeffreys Bay Watermelon Saison 6% (USA)
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93 O’Connor Brewing Company Ironclad "Discovery" Scotch Barrel Aged Ale 9% (USA)
83 O’Connor Brewing Company Ironclad "Godspeed" Calvados Barrel Aged Abbey Ale 12.5% (USA)
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87 O’Connor Brewing Company Odis Dry Irish Stout 6.3% (USA)
84 O’Connor Brewing Company Winter Pecan Porter 6.5% (USA)
92 O’Connor Brewing Company Ibrik Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout 10% (USA)
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88 O’Connor Brewing Company Ibrik Imperial Turkish Chocolate Coffee Stout 10% (USA)
89 O’Connor Brewing Company R&R Lager 5% (USA)
86 O’Connor Brewing Company Shore Temple Flavored Saison 6.75% (USA)
87 O’Connor Brewing Company El Guapo Agave IPA 7.5% (USA)
90 O’Connor Brewing Company Great Dismal Black IPA 7.5% (USA)
92 O’Connor Brewing Company Heavy Footer Double IPA 9% (USA)
84 O’Connor Brewing Company Lil S.I.P.A. Session IPA 4.5% (USA)
85 O’Connor Brewing Company Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale 5.5% (USA)
86 O’Connor Brewing Company Iron Clad Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Robust Porter 8.5% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Steel Battalion Series Smoked IPA 7% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Steel Battalion Series "Heavy Footer" Double IPA 9% (USA)

Irish Style Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Irish ales are reddish in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They feature rich malt accents, a slightly sweet palate and low hop bitterness. In addition to Irish style stouts, these beers represent a large portion of the Irish market and are easily recognized by their appearance and high drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: O’Hara’s Irish Style Red Ale, Samuel Adams Irish Red and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

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