NOLA Blonde Ale - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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Reviews by TeeCee:
4.22/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Quick review - nice, refreshing, very sessionable.
I had it at The Bulldog and they don't pour like I do, so I had to have some fun with cups to observe the head and so forth. The color is a beautiful medium amber - no yellow beer here. The head started heavy but dissipated quickly to minimal foam, leaving spots as I drank, but no heavy lines or webbing.
Smelling it, I can tell it's not the same beer I first had. I noticed that at Martin's beer tasting a week back. The smell is almost a fruity hop scent. I don't know if there is a fruity hop, or if the malt and yeast have given it this scent, but that's what I smell (rather difficult over the smoky bar smell - need to rethink this on a slow day rather than a busy Friday night)
to taste it, the nose tells no lies. The same slightly fruity, hoppiness, with some malt underneath. After smelling it, neither a surprise or a disappointment.
I didn't take to this beer the first time I had it, but I think the minimal changes to this beer have made a big difference.
This would be a great summertime beer for a party. Hmmm.
Note: the light of the bar and the smoke may have affected my review.
Serving type: on-tap
05-16-2009 17:57:06 | More by TeeCee
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3.4/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Draught: This one poured a clear, golden yellow color. There was a bit of a white foamy head that didn’t last long but did leave some lacing. Decent but lighter aroma. Malts, bit of corn, faint breadiness. The taste is half decent. A bit of malt sweetness, bit of the corn, some graininess and faint grassiness. Not sweet, but no bitterness at all. Taste is OK. Not exciting, but not bad either.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2014 02:41:00 | More by Boto
NOLA Blonde Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
81 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.