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Hurricane Saison - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with five different types of malts, including un-malted raw wheat, pilsner and aromatic malts, Hurricane Saison also contains three types of hops: Sterling, Kent Goldings, and Styrian Goldings.

(Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 03-17-2010)
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Reviews by Vengeance526:
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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with a small white head that quickly fades away and leaves just a little lacing.

Aroma of pepper and cloves with a light dose of hops and sweet malt in the back.

Taste is somewhat bready with a touch of citrus and honey. Some peppery notes in the background. Not the most exciting taste but still fairly refreshing.

Medium body, medium carbonation. Alcohol not really noticeable but will sneak up on you eventually. Drinkability is a little difficult to rate...overall this wouldn't be at the top of my list in general, a little too sweet and just kinda plain. On the other hand, it is not bad by any means and is in fact very refreshing on a hot afternoon. I think I would like this better once it is available in bottles.

Vengeance526, Apr 08, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of tetu
4/5  rDev +4.2%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a NOLA shaker. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, earth, spice, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, fruit, banana, earth, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. For the style this one was almost spot-on. The flavor was the standout on this one as it was quite robust and inviting due to its nice balance of things going on. The aroma fell a little short of the flavor, but was still quite nice. Definitely worth your time if you get the chance.

thagr81us, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

apasternak, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jlog7910, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour, big fluffy white head.

Aroma has some citrus (orange) notes, a nice spiciness, yeasty, bready sweetness.

Taste is more spicy and peppery, earthy sweet, bready, light citrus hops.

Crisp, light body good carbonation, slick.

Pretty sure NOLA brews Louisiana's first and only Saison (though Abita may have tried one as a select, but I'm not confident in that guess), and it's a pretty tasty one. We don't see a lot of Saisons around, so I'll be enjoying this quite often this summer. Can't wait for the cans!

EgadBananas, Jul 09, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

damiandev, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

CraigTravor, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Immortale25, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Irish House in New Orleans, Louisiana- NOLA Hurricane Saison has a thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head and a hazy, golden appearance, with lost of thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is very much of green grass or a freshly-mowed lawn (St. Augustine grass). There is some sweetness and malt as well. Taste is of green grass, sweet & resiny hops, sugar, candy and loveliness. Mouthfeel is medium, and NOLA Hurricane Saison finishes semi-dry, clean, and smooth. Overall, this is a wonderful draft beer. A must-try!


RonaldTheriot, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BayouBengal1537, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Jonbw, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

stortore, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pint glass at Lagers in Metarie, LA. Pours a hazy murky copper hay color with thick foam - looks nice. Good aromas of citrus and some floral notes. Flavors of floral hop and citrus with sweetness and malt. Its not as dry as a saison should be, so it kind of drinks like a wheaty/saisony pale ale...its slightly bitter but sweet at the same time. Its good, not great and I guess wortha try if you see it - especially if you are not from NOLA - well I cant get NOLA at home in NY...

DrinkSlurm, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Released and sampled Avenue Pub March 16th release party

Appearance- The beer came to me in a NOLA glass(nice to see!)a golden straw color with a nice fluffy white head. LAcing was present throughout the short life of the brew.

Smell- Subtle hop aroma with hints of pepper that balanced the malty sweetness well.

Taste- A drastic difference from the original batch I tried at the brewery. They cut down on the amount of sugar that in my opinion had made it too sweet. This version has a dry finish and is very spice oriented. The beer was perhaps served a little too cold but the warmer it got the better the beer was. Hints of pepper and cumin were very noticeable.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall- Another very nice brew from NOLA Brewing. Not one of my favorites by these guys but still one of the best available in the state of Louisiana!

Beerbuddha, Mar 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BigGold, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

sd123, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of champ103
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Walk On's in Lafayette, LA.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Patchy lace is left behind.
S: Fairly neutral, but what is there is from the yeast. Earthy, phenolic, peppery spice. Enjoyable.
T: Again, spicy and earthy yeast that I really like. Some citrus hops. A light sugary sweetness as well.
M/D: A medium body with crisp carbonation. Very clean, but I wish it was a bit dryer. Very easy to drink. I can drink this all day.

A very nice Saison. Fairly simple, but I like it. It needs to be dryer. Other than that, something I would recommend.

champ103, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of Mikecap
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head that fades quickly, leaving a thin lace in its trace.

Smell: Fruity and floral, with lemon, grass, and some green apple. A bit of Belgian yeast as well.

Taste: Lingering sweetness with some apple, lemon, and a touch of graininess. Doesn't go overboard with yeastiness and is pleasant and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation and a nice lingering finish. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: Pretty solid saison and another good beer from NOLA. This brewery has yet to let me down in anything I've had, good job!

Mikecap, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

nlmartin, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

zbkai189, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

CDCNAM, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Robyn, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

2dogbrew, Jul 17, 2014
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Hurricane Saison from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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