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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

dmorgan310, May 23, 2012
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
Photo of rfgetz
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
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
Photo of tigg924
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WDJersey, May 25, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
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
Photo of FLima
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.
Ap.4,25 Ar.3,75 Sab.4 Sens.3,75 Cj.4

FLima, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

animal69, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

tbryan5, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

nlmartin, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sd123, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Urbancaver
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown with tns and tons of head. Pretty but overly carbonated i think.. Smells of a nice malt backbone and a solid but subtle hop profile. Certainly not a paicularly crazy smelling beer but soid nonetheless. Tastes sweet and malty. Lots of mossy earthiness coupled with a great but not overpowering hoppiness. Vry tasty

Urbancaver, Mar 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

stortore, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

braican, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kingmaker, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pens1967, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at the Avenue Pub, New Orleans
Then poured into a glass at our hotel before heading down to the French Quarter Fest.

A: Clear, reddish/amber with an off white, one finger head that hung around for the Fest. Great lacing.

S: Piney hops dominate, followed by malts and brown sugar.

T: Hop forward on the first swallow. Then a settling down of the hops, mixing with malt, caramel and brown sugar. Slight hoppy finish that blends well with the overall taste.

M: Medium with creamy carbonation. Full bodied.

O: My #2 fave from NOLA, following Smokey Mary. A great red ale. The growler beckoned our return from the Fest that night. A yummy nightcap.

brewskifan55, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Robyn, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

HeadyTheElder, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ZethOfTheNorth, Feb 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CDCNAM, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hpthebull, Mar 19, 2012
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Flambeau Red from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.