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NOLA Brown Ale - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cvfish on 03-07-2009

NOLA Brown Ale was one of our first two flagship ales. This brewery favorite is a light-bodied, full flavored English dark mild ale with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and nuts. High malt flavor and low hops, this is a great session beer with a 4.0% ABV and smooth finish.
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Photo of Beejay
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown in color with a soft dense tan head.

S: There is a nice grain and flour smell. Slightly bready with a touch of toffee.

T: Nice grain flavor, with some burnt bread and toffee. There is a touch of sharpness in the finish.

M: Fairly light in body with tingling carbonation. I think part of the bite that I am getting is carbonic.

O: Overall not bad, but nothing amazing. Love gravity, some nice dark malt character, although I wish there was a little more flavor.

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DrJay
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of CDCNAM
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of coldriver
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Rebelscoach14
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap intp pint at The Pickle in shreveport, LA. Pours a deep brown with just a bit of foamy head. Nice sweet nutty malty aroma, with slight hop presence. Taste is very nutty, malty, sweet, but mild. Really well balanced and nice sweet malty flavors. I really enjoy the nutty malts in this. Its a super smooth brew with great body...very well balanced. Nice.

Photo of kmahe
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can from a sixer bought at Rouse's, New Orleans, for $8.29. Poured hard and down the middle into a wine glass.

A: Aggressive pour yields a fluffy two-finger head with enduring retention. Lacing is weak. Very dark brown color with some lighter caramel colors showing at the bottom of the glass. Classic brown look.

S: Sweet-smelling and surprisingly big for a 4% beer. Some chocolate and coffee and roasted nuts. There's also something earthy and musty in there... almost moldy.

T: A bright, pleasant burst of the coffee, followed by a dominant roasted malt -- maybe overly aggressive here. Then a third wave with a watery sensation and that weird dank taste. I've experienced this every time I've had NOLA Brown.

M: Quite light and slightly more carbonated than the average brown. The wateriness is killing this beer -- and probably ensuring it sits at 4%.

O: NOLA Brown is clearly NOLA's answer to Abita Amber, another local session dark. It has a nice initial punch of flavor for a session beer, but the feel and back-end taste are clearly off.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

NOLA Brown Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.