Hurricane Saison | New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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62 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with five different types of malts, including un-malted raw wheat, pilsner and aromatic malts, Hurricane Saison also contains three types of hops: Sterling, Kent Goldings, and Styrian Goldings.

Added by Beerbuddha on 03-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The final growler from NewGeneric, for a seasonal I didn't even know existed until he mentioned it. Served in my NotLA taster glass.

A - Small foam that leaves a few spots of haze on the top of the brew - no lacing to be found. Transparent golden body (yet again).

S - Bubblegum, cloves, honey, lavender, and some light estery alcohol. A little to sweet for my liking.

T - The taste is a touch less sweet, with a bit more multi-grain bread malt character peeking through. Still, it's a little to cloying to be a refreshing farmhouse ale. Booze is better hidden.

M - Sticky, medium body with low carbonation. The finish is sticky as well, with no alcohol heat.

D - This was my least favorite of the NOLA beers - it's too cloying and heavy for the style. I think it could benefit from a little more spice and some aggressive dry-hopping.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of champ103
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Walk On's in Lafayette, LA.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Patchy lace is left behind.
S: Fairly neutral, but what is there is from the yeast. Earthy, phenolic, peppery spice. Enjoyable.
T: Again, spicy and earthy yeast that I really like. Some citrus hops. A light sugary sweetness as well.
M/D: A medium body with crisp carbonation. Very clean, but I wish it was a bit dryer. Very easy to drink. I can drink this all day.

A very nice Saison. Fairly simple, but I like it. It needs to be dryer. Other than that, something I would recommend.

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty fair beer really. Served with a small, off white head and some lace. Color was clear amber. Aroma was malty, yeast, fruit, a traditional saison. Flavor was similar to aroma. Body was good and so was carbonation. Finish was a bit thin, more bitter than sweet and of medium length.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Had it fresh in the brewery.
Golden color almost clean with a huge thick head with great retention.
Nice hoppy aroma with notes of pines, Saison yeast, cumin and citrus peels.
Interesting flavor with notes of piñacolada, Belgian yeast, citrus and herbal hops, mild peppercorn and cumin (not sure I would have caught this last if I haven't read it in the brewery board), pine, anise and banana. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with mild carbonation
Above average Saison with good complexity and a behaved but very present hop kick.
Ap.3,75 Ar.3,75 Sab.3,75 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a NOLA shaker. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, earth, spice, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, fruit, banana, earth, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. For the style this one was almost spot-on. The flavor was the standout on this one as it was quite robust and inviting due to its nice balance of things going on. The aroma fell a little short of the flavor, but was still quite nice. Definitely worth your time if you get the chance.

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pint glass at Lagers in Metarie, LA. Pours a hazy murky copper hay color with thick foam - looks nice. Good aromas of citrus and some floral notes. Flavors of floral hop and citrus with sweetness and malt. Its not as dry as a saison should be, so it kind of drinks like a wheaty/saisony pale ale...its slightly bitter but sweet at the same time. Its good, not great and I guess wortha try if you see it - especially if you are not from NOLA - well I cant get NOLA at home in NY...

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Irish House in New Orleans, Louisiana- NOLA Hurricane Saison has a thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head and a hazy, golden appearance, with lost of thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is very much of green grass or a freshly-mowed lawn (St. Augustine grass). There is some sweetness and malt as well. Taste is of green grass, sweet & resiny hops, sugar, candy and loveliness. Mouthfeel is medium, and NOLA Hurricane Saison finishes semi-dry, clean, and smooth. Overall, this is a wonderful draft beer. A must-try!

RJT

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EgadBananas
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour, big fluffy white head.

Aroma has some citrus (orange) notes, a nice spiciness, yeasty, bready sweetness.

Taste is more spicy and peppery, earthy sweet, bready, light citrus hops.

Crisp, light body good carbonation, slick.

Pretty sure NOLA brews Louisiana's first and only Saison (though Abita may have tried one as a select, but I'm not confident in that guess), and it's a pretty tasty one. We don't see a lot of Saisons around, so I'll be enjoying this quite often this summer. Can't wait for the cans!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Hurricane Saison from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.87 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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