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

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87
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 4
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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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed May 2nd, 2012 at Woodshed Grill & Brewpub.

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

Aroma is virtually nonexistent; there is a hint of caramel and nothing else.

Beer is light on flavor; sort of a watered-down brown ale (slight nuttiness and smooth crystal malt) with a little carbonation bite. Smoke taste appears only fleetingly on the finish. Very low bitterness.

This beer is smooth and easy to drink; it's not much of a rauchbier, but it's ok for what it is.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale golden color with a creamy white head, good retention and nice lacing.

The aroma was of toast, caramel and very subtle smoke. Low grassy hops in the back.

Light, crisp, and clean malts with bread, toast and caramel with a slight smoky finish.

Creamy, and dry finish.

Nice, but too subtle to call it smoked.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a slightly hazy light copper color with a thin off-white head.

The beer has a slight smokey arOma, but is backed by a sweet crystal malt backbone.

The taste is similar to the smell, a sweet malty backbone with a hint of smoky flavor.

Smoky Mary isn't a terribly complicated brew, but is definitely a solid offering from NOLA.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint a NY Pizza on Magazine St. in New Orleans. I had the odd urge to eat this beer, the mix of spice and smoke with toasty malt and caramel reminds me of food. Or at least it'd make a great pairing with anything spicy. This is surprisingly complex for an amber, or smoked ale, with a great balance between the smoke and malt. Find this beer.

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Smoky Mary from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.