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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Named after the nautical term for the red buoy that helps guide ships back to port, the Red Nun Red Ale is our interpretation of an Irish Red Ale. It has a robust malt backbone with a kiss of hops to create balance within the profile. "Red. Right. Return to local beer" ~ 5.5% ABV 35 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2013
12oz bottle pours a clear, copper amber with a thin topping of white head. Aroma is fine, some stone fruit, a little lemon, some malt, a bit of caramelized sugar, proofing dough. Flavor is malt, cracker, some carrot, unripened plum, mild orange. Clean finish. Perfectly standard.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mike5326 (656) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Poured from a tap into glass. Reddish orange color, slight head. Doe yeast and musky. A buttery concoction of terribleness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
April 2012 from bottle. Amber color with a white head. Sweet toffee aromas, malt, light fruit. Sweet and buttery flavors, a bit of hope, sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Tautog's restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA. Clear, reddish copper with an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, biscuit and grassy/herbal hops. Taste of toffee, a little brown sugar, some sweet dark fruit and a touch of grassy/herbal hops. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. Other than visually, this beer bears little resemblance to an Irish red ale. It reminds me a lot of a Leffe Brune, although not nearly as good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (907) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours an amber color with an off white head. Smells very malty! Taste is also very matly!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
355mL from WF Virginia Beach. $2. Pours a clear, light amber with a medium, yellowish head. Wispy, decent lacing. Nose is sweet gum drops, honey, something vegetal, white vinegar. Taste is soapy, some PEZ candy, vegetal cabbage, old cracker. Palate is lemon tea, some tannic astringency, wheat cracker,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
12oz bottle, picked up from Grape and Gourmet. Poured a mostly amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was earthy malts, some light hops. Flavor was a bit subdued, earthy notes pretty much top to bottom with this one. Drinkable, but not as enjoyable as I had hoped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On draft at Huzaah BBQ & Grille in Williamsburg, VA. A nice local session type ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft from Green Leafe Newtown. Poured coppery ruby, hazy, with off-white head. Nose is malty, slight vinous fruit and hops. Tastes medium to light in palate heft and complexity, with vienna malt, earthy vinous fruit notes, and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gizmo_ber (150) - - MAY 26, 2012
On tap at Abbey Road in Virginia Beach, VA. Slightly bitter, not a whole lot of flavor profile. Was hoping for better, but very average.

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