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Flambeau Red - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
The creation of Flambeau Red starts with the selection of seven unique malts, to give a complex profile which is the foundation of this seasonal ale. Complemented by the barrage of three hop varieties, this is one incredibly well balanced American style red ale. The extreme depth of flavors are our focus, while the American ale yeast used for fermentation allows them to pop on the canvas that is Flambeau Red. The result of NOLA’s latest seasonal brew is one incendiary beer, as bright and warm as the keepers of the flame that light the parade route during Mardi Gras nights.

(Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 01-17-2011)
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Reviews by nlmartin:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

nlmartin, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

tbryan5, May 25, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Avenue Pub into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, dark reddish brown in color, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: caramel, sugar, and pine hops--smells amazing

Taste: caramel, sugar, and pine hops. There is also some light citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, sweet with a bitter backbone, medium-high carbonation

Drinkability: Wow. This was my first NOLA beer and this blew me away. The pine mixes well with the sweet brown sugar malt. This is easily one of the best reds I have had in a long while. I could session this if it was available here. Wow-for the style-just wow.

tigg924, Mar 28, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bulldog. My usual bartender gave me this when I sat down without questioning me, and it was exactly what I was going to order.

At first glance I questioned this beer as a girl drink at first, with its tinted red head and red amber color (emphasis on red).

Smell was hopps with some fruitiness, grapefruit and slight melon.

Taste was fruit up front (couldn't place the fruit exactly, will try harder on my next tasting) and some nice caramel malts with a nice hoppy flavor that was pleasantly unexpected at the first sight of the beer. I will never doubt my bartender again.

It had a nice medium body that went well with the beer.

Overall I enjoyed this beer alot. It is very easy to drink, I could down them all day.

I was upset Irish Channel Stout was gone but this is one hell of a replacement for the upcoming hot Louisiana Summer. My consumption of this fine beer will go up with the temperature.

tetu, Mar 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

BuddyE, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jlog7910, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Translucent amber/red color, tan head of a little finger. Lace was okay.

Aroma has a nice pleasant floral hop smell, nice caramel malts, slight sweetness. Slightly nutty.

Taste is hugely hoppy. Floral, piny, and resinous. Malt, caramel sweetness. Awesome red.

Feel is nice and creamy, full bodied, nice and smooth, good carbonation.

Overall, one of my favorite reds now. Hop profile is great, and the malt backbone is perfectly complimenting.

EgadBananas, May 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

macon337, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Barley Oak in Mandeville, La
On-tap poured into pint glass
Poured a deep dark reddish color with a nice head on it, nice lacing and good head retention.
Smells of piney and earthy hops, some caramel malts
Taste is strong with the hops, piney and some citrus, but I enjoyed that. Balanced well with the sweetness, caramel malts.
Mouthfeel was medium with medium carbonation
Overall, a great beer. I enjoyed the hoppiness of this red ale, excellent brew.

BayouBengal1537, Mar 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

stortore, Mar 19, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Lagers in Metarie, LA. Pours a dark brown/deep amber. Little head but sticky lacing. Slight hop aroma mixed with malts. Typical red/amber aromas with a slightly hoppier aroma. Taste is a nice balance of hops and malts. Its not overly hopped and not overly malted. Overall, nice amber, but I think I'd like it more with a higher abv and/or more hops...

DrinkSlurm, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

HeadyTheElder, May 31, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddha
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried this at the brewery before release

Appearance: Huge reddish tan head. Color was a deep ruby amber color.

Smell: Wonderfully hoppy(citrus and pine) with hints of caramel

Taste: Wow. Had a nice caramel maltiness with a wonderfully balanced hoppiness too it. And what an incredible balance as well. The hops were cranked up a bit but not too much. Its great because the sweet maltiness greets you in the front and then at midpalate you are greeted with that wonderful hoppiness,

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Wow. Dare I say I think this will be one of NOLA's best beers? Yeah I'll say it. Be ready New Orleans because I think NOLA has another winner on their hands.

Beerbuddha, Jan 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish brown, moderate cap of off-white froth, some sticky lacing. Scent contains a blend of toasted grains, brown sugar, light caramel and molasses and a nice whiff of piney hops as well as some faint citrus. Taste leads with the firm maltyness, hops are present, but not overly bitter as preferred in the style, piney and spicy with a kiss of citrus. Medium bodied, good carbonation, lightly dry despite sweet notes. Best of the bunch from all the local brews sampled on a recent trip.

rfgetz, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sd123, Jun 21, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Walk Ons in Lafayette, LA.

A: Pours a clear dark reddish/brown color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malts, baked bread, lingering hoppy bitterness. Not a lot of depth, but enjoyable.
T: Follows the nose with a nice toasted malt flavor. Bread and biscuit. Lingering hops. Standard, but enjoyable.
M/D: A light to medium body. Crisp carbonation, but a bit on the thin side. Easy to drink. I put back several without a thought.

Enjoyable and easy to drink. Nothing too exciting, but something to enjoy and nothing to turn down.

champ103, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

animal69, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dsaltzb, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CDCNAM, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Robyn, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Cherries, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HowlingTurkey, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Flambeau Red from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.