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Smoky Mary - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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88
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
We’ve stepped out of the boxcar and created our own take on a German Rauchbier (Smoke beer). Instead of using Beechwood, we have selected the indigenous pecan wood and smoked a munich malt in our homemade malt smoker.

The Smoky Mary has a subtle smoked flavor that pairs well with barbeque and just about anything off of the grill. She clocks in at 5.3% alcohol by volume, which makes it a nice sessionable smoked beer.

(Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 08-31-2011)
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on tap at the brewery. What a great bunch of folks there. If you're in New Orleans on a Friday, drop by about a quarter to two in the afternoon and enjoy the very liberal samples.

Served in a pint glass

Appearance: orange/amber with a 2 finger head; decent lacing.

Smell: Malts with a burnt pecan wood smell.

Taste: malts and caramel come through with an almost bacon-y smoke taste. Much smoother than other smoked beers I've tried. So naturally, I kept heading back to the tap.

Mouthfeel: medium; decent carbonation

Overall: So far, my favorite from the NOLA folks. Very sessionable. Perfect for a fall weekend when da Saints and dem Tigers chug down victories.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 23:43:43 | More by brewskifan55
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NOLA Brewing Smokey Mary
On draft

Appearance: orangish amber, good lacing, and a small head.

Smell: very nice sweet caramel apple.

Taste: caramel apple smokiness.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

Overall:
This is a very nice smoke beer. The smoke is not over bearing like some smoke beers I've had. It is nice and smooth.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
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Poured from tap into pint glass at Bulldog Midcity. Pours a slight brown color with slight foamy head. Some smokey/bacon aromas, with sweet malts. Taste is really nice smokey and bacon, mixed with great sweet malts. It super well balanced and not so harsh. Maybe my fav smoked brew I ever had...and I usually dont like smoked brews. Overall, nice brew and great Rauch brew...

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Beer is a clear coppery caramel color with virtually no head.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Walk Ons in Lafayette, LA.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper/orange color. A bubbly white head forms, but recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malt with a light caramel sweetness. Smoke is very apparent, but is never over barring. Very nice.
T: Toasted malt, caramel, smoke all intermingle. Smoked meat, wood. Just incredibly balanced. Everything seems to compliment each other perfectly.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Impressively, silky smooth. The ultra smoothness and incredible balance makes this a treat to drink.

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Smoky Mary from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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