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

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87
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

kylehay2004, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of champ103
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sd123, Jun 21, 2013
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dsaltzb, Apr 22, 2013
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Robyn, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it fresh in the brewery.
Dark copper color with a thick beige head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Medium strength aroma with notes of cocoa, nice spices and roasted malts.
Similarly, flavor with notes of cocoa, a bit of each that sum together to the overall beer: citrus, earthy and piney hops, spices, American Amber/Red yeast and caramels. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Pleasant American Red ale with a nice choice of hops that balances with some mild cocoa and spicy notes. Very easy to drink.
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FLima, Sep 19, 2014
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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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Flambeau Red from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.