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

Hurricane Saison
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86
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%


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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
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!

RJT

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 15:21:50 | More by RonaldTheriot
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In line at founders for CBS. Thanks Newgeneric!

A-hazy yellow body with a white whispy headthat quickly disapates

S-nice yeasty herbal scent that makes my mouth water

T-follows the nise, fresh herby and clean

M-
Light body and smooth
O-very drinkable beer and would love some more!!!

Serving type: growler

10-01-2011 10:25:29 | More by brew3crew
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jeremy2027

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1. I had this on draft from a fresh keg at a local casino.

2. There was a great amber color with a thick head that lasted the whole beer.

3. There was a great malty smell with low hop bitterness.

4. Nice thick mouth-coating feel.

5. Overall I would love to buy a 6 pack of this to take home and enjoy. I am new to the Saison market so not having much experience with others of the same kind I can't say how it compares to Brand X but I will be looking for more Saisons in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 22:54:39 | More by jeremy2027
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Bishop_Collar


4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beer has a clear dark golden almost orange color with one finger of fluffy white head with good staying power. Patchy lacing throughout.

Smell: Very floral aroma with this beer. Hops give it a sweet presume like smell.

Taste: Sweet floral and fruity flavors. Sweet lingering flavor left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation gives the beer a bubbly but medium mouthfeel.

Overall: First time trying a Saison beer. Very distinctive flavor with some sweetness from the hops. Nice sweet lingering finish. I will try this type and brewery again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 23:25:07 | More by Bishop_Collar
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty fair beer really. Served with a small, off white head and some lace. Color was clear amber. Aroma was malty, yeast, fruit, a traditional saison. Flavor was similar to aroma. Body was good and so was carbonation. Finish was a bit thin, more bitter than sweet and of medium length.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2010 20:29:22 | More by drpimento
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 19:59:15 | More by EgadBananas
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champ103

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 00:56:55 | More by champ103
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 13:43:00 | More by thagr81us
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2013 16:21:29 | More by Mikecap
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2010 05:17:13 | More by Vengeance526
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The final growler from NewGeneric, for a seasonal I didn't even know existed until he mentioned it. Served in my NotLA taster glass.

A - Small foam that leaves a few spots of haze on the top of the brew - no lacing to be found. Transparent golden body (yet again).

S - Bubblegum, cloves, honey, lavender, and some light estery alcohol. A little to sweet for my liking.

T - The taste is a touch less sweet, with a bit more multi-grain bread malt character peeking through. Still, it's a little to cloying to be a refreshing farmhouse ale. Booze is better hidden.

M - Sticky, medium body with low carbonation. The finish is sticky as well, with no alcohol heat.

D - This was my least favorite of the NOLA beers - it's too cloying and heavy for the style. I think it could benefit from a little more spice and some aggressive dry-hopping.

Serving type: growler

03-27-2010 18:04:06 | More by MasterSki
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev -9%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2010 01:41:47 | More by Beerbuddha
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -9%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2012 03:51:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
Hurricane Saison from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.