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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
NOLA Brown Ale was one of our first two flagship ales. This brewery favorite is a light-bodied, full flavored English dark mild ale with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and nuts. High malt flavor and low hops, this is a great session beer with a 4.0% ABV and smooth finish.

Added by cvfish on 03-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 48
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to MasterSki for sharing the growler!
Review from notes...

Clear copper, creamy tan foam. It's froth leaves a scalloped ring of lacing all around. Decent retention, it holds an unbroken skim of foam for the duration of the glass.

Fairly nutty, mild tobacco leaf dryness, husky malts. Somewhat crisp with a slight bite. Ample carbonation, almost a touch too much for a Mild Ale. Still, it's a simple yet refreshing beverage that I enjoyed drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of MasterSki
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another 1L growler supplied by NewGeneric - thanks man. Served in my NotLA pint taster glass.

A - Transparent chestnut brown body, with two fingers of light tan foam that dissipates to a ring and some light haze. Not much in the way of lacing. Some visible bubbles rise through the body.

S - Light roasted malt, molasses, and a touch of nuttiness. Fairly muted, but not unpleasant.

T - The taste is quite nutty, with a light yeasty finish. There's also some light toasted grain, and a bit of sweet maltiness. I like the taste better than the smell.

M - More crisp and zesty carbonation than the blonde - actually borders on harsh for me. Light-medium body that is definitely style-appropriate.

D - Very drinkable at 3.9%, but not super-interesting. If I were in Louisiana I'd stick to the Blonde I think. This was actually the growler that kicked last at a party I held recently.

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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, sweet, some chocolate. Taste is bready, malts, nutty, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Received this can as an extra in a trade a while back, Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a nice light chestnut brown hue with a good two finger rocky white head that fades to leave a thin halo and light clouding. Starts great, ends mediocre.

S - Fairly standard aromas, light cardboardy malts, faint sweetness, gentle toast and roast. 100% English here.

T - Taste is thin watery malts, light sweetness, roasted/toasted malts, pretty straightforward. Too bad really, just an average english ale really.

M - Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, its poundable of course, doesnt mean its enjoyable.

O - Overall, pretty average english ale here. Not much going for it truthfully.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Avenue Pub poured into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, hazy, dark reddish-brown in color

Smell: leather and caramel

Taste: brown sugar, toasted malt, and leather

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet with a bitter backbone, moderate carbonation

Overall: This is not a bad beer, but it really did not stick out much either. I could session, but after being blown away by Flambeau Red, this was a let down. I will pass on this in the future and get the red.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint glass. Bottom of can says Best By: 11/09/13

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Semi-sweet malty aroma brings notes of caramel and nuts.

T- Toasty malt, some milk chocolate sweetness and more nuttiness. Almost too easy to drink but that's expected from the ABV. Minimal hop bitterness.

M- A bit crisp and somewhat viscous. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A pretty flavorful malty session beer. In some circles, it's referred to as the "slow down brown" due to the low amount of alcohol.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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NOLA Brown Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.7 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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