NOLA Brown Ale - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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3.64/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
09-20-2013 01:49:26 | More by Immortale25
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
NOLA Brown Ale has a thin, but creamy head and is very dark red in color. Carbonation is minimal. This ale is surprisingly mild and bitterness is slight. Mouthfeel is light and rather watery. This was served very fresh on tap at the NOLA brewery and was delicious.
01-01-2010 13:56:09 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
Pours a reddish brown with very little head. not much head but a bit. Kinda looks like coke almost. Smells very good. A very nice smelling beer. Lots of roasted malts on the nose. Tastes great. Lots of roasted malts. A bit smokey. Great mouthfeel and highly drinkable. A solid Brown Ale for sure. First time this dark of a beer has been such a sessionable beer!
01-31-2011 03:17:39 | More by Urbancaver
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
Wife brought this one back from New Orleans.
12oz. can poured into a DFH shaped pint glass.
A - Pours a dark clear hazel color with 2 fingers of firm tan head. Decent retention with little to no lacing.
S - Roasted grain and sunflower seeds, nutty wheat bread, sweet dairy, toasted caramel.
T - Follows the nose with less sweetness. Toasted grain, nutty, brown bread crust, subtle sweetness around the edges, has an acidic bite towards the finish.
M - Light body, moderate carbonation, creamy feel.
A very well rounded beer. Gives a nice aftertaste of toasted bread and hints of cocoa. Goes down easy with plenty of flavor. You could put a few of these away.
03-23-2012 20:37:05 | More by StaveHooks
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Pours a dark brown with creamy tan head that fades fast into a ring. Leaves nice lacing.
The aroma has dark chocolate, coffee notes, licorice, and dark fruit. Low hops.
Nice balance of dark fruit, chocolate and coffee with a good toasted backbone.
Medium body, porter-like
Very interesting and dark version of a brown.
09-16-2011 01:42:59 | More by JayS2629
3.15/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
05-20-2013 01:37:20 | More by Beejay
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
10-18-2013 16:44:54 | More by Mikecap
NOLA Brown Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.