Arabella | New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States
nolabrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild ale brewed with peaches

Added by CDCNAM on 07-22-2014

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#6,993
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
pDev:
4.52%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of fthegiants
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmryan8
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: light-orange golden with a slight haze. The head is bright white which fades very quickly to nothing, resembling a still beer.

Aroma: lacto, light Brett funk and very mild peach. The peach is so light as if only a suggestion. The tartness is mouth-watering.

Flavor: this is more sour – sour(er) – than most, but the sourness fades quickly, pulling back the curtain to reveal the Brett funk, peach and malt body. The Brett is light, generating minimal funk, which blends with the oak. The two flavors intertwine so that it is difficult to determine which flavor characteristics comes from the Brett or oak.

Mouthfeel: heavy-light, a bit heavier than expected @ 4% abv.

Overall: better than expected. Quite tart, but very easy drinking. I’d like this to be a bit more fruit forward. The head could be improved, but overall, I really enjoyed this beer. NOLA’s Piety is the better fruit sour, though.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CDCNAM
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Brevbin
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my first beer from these guys, a sour with peaches, and its pretty good, if a bit simple compared to some of the more wild beers out there. still, its well done, the peach comes through nicely, and the bottle was reasonably fair in terms of price. its very pale colored on the pour, sunny golden in shade, with a ripe peach aroma thats fresh and also a little candied. the sourness has a light weirdness to it, before cheesy, but not a bretty funk, its acidic pretty much only, and not as clean as it could be, but i kind of like it being a little strange, cant wait to taste! the flavor is good, the peach smells more natural and forward than it tastes though, its sweet and kind of syrupy in the flavor, still obviously peach, and actually right on with the tenor of the sourness here, which is clearly lacto derived and quite puckery, and dry to finish with a bright lemon quality that i think enhances the peach. a little syrup or concentrate tasting to me, but it works. overall a neat beer, not as wild or even as interesting as i hoped it would be, but we all liked it well enough, refreshing for being so sour, and a cool introduction to what these guys are all about!

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3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Arabella from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 14 ratings