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

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
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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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MasterSki
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of drpimento
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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!

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Had it fresh in the brewery.
Golden color almost clean with a huge thick head with great retention.
Nice hoppy aroma with notes of pines, Saison yeast, cumin and citrus peels.
Interesting flavor with notes of piñacolada, Belgian yeast, citrus and herbal hops, mild peppercorn and cumin (not sure I would have caught this last if I haven't read it in the brewery board), pine, anise and banana. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with mild carbonation
Above average Saison with good complexity and a behaved but very present hop kick.
Ap.3,75 Ar.3,75 Sab.3,75 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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...

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!

RJT

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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!

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Hurricane Saison from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.