NOLA Brown Ale - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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Reviews by brewskifan55:
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Enjoyed on tap at the NOLA brewery in a pint glass
Appearance: Cola brown; 2 finger head with good lacing
Smell: malty with a hint of chocolate
Taste: Toffee, caramel, roast pecans with a dry, licorice finish.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the light side (almost watery).
Overall: A rich brown ale in the English tradition. The porter-like finish kind of threw me off. Still glad I tried it.
UPDATE 4/20/12 Poured from a can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass
A: same as above
S: Heavy on the coffee with a malt backup. Woody
T: Coffee forward with malts, caramel and pecans. A dry, mocha finish. Rich, robust.
M: Medium, creamy; medium carbonation
O: Pretty damn good out of the can. Really different from the tap.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2011 23:59:14 | More by brewskifan55
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3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can poured into a 16 oz. Founders snifter.
Appearance; Pours a deep brown with a nice fluffy khaki head that fades quickly. Splotchy lacing remains as I drink the beer.
Smell: Some coffee and roast, hints of chocolate, and also a surprising amount of hops and pine. A good deal of earthiness for a brown ale.
Taste: Chocolate malt, some roast, coffee and some pine come in. Notes of grass and a bit of nuttiness as well.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Not too thin but very easy drinking.
Overall: A quite enjoyable session-brown ale from NOLA. A good beer to have around and something I will keep in my fridge for sure.
Serving type: can
10-18-2013 16:44:54 | More by Mikecap
3.64/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint glass. Bottom of can says Best By: 11/09/13
A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.
S- Semi-sweet malty aroma brings notes of caramel and nuts.
T- Toasty malt, some milk chocolate sweetness and more nuttiness. Almost too easy to drink but that's expected from the ABV. Minimal hop bitterness.
M- A bit crisp and somewhat viscous. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.
O- A pretty flavorful malty session beer. In some circles, it's referred to as the "slow down brown" due to the low amount of alcohol.
Serving type: can
09-20-2013 01:49:26 | More by Immortale25
3.1/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Received this can as an extra in a trade a while back, Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A- Pours a nice light chestnut brown hue with a good two finger rocky white head that fades to leave a thin halo and light clouding. Starts great, ends mediocre.
S - Fairly standard aromas, light cardboardy malts, faint sweetness, gentle toast and roast. 100% English here.
T - Taste is thin watery malts, light sweetness, roasted/toasted malts, pretty straightforward. Too bad really, just an average english ale really.
M - Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, its poundable of course, doesnt mean its enjoyable.
O - Overall, pretty average english ale here. Not much going for it truthfully.
Serving type: can
08-21-2013 03:54:41 | More by rudzud
NOLA Brown Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
83 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.