Flambeau Red | 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 | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The creation of Flambeau Red starts with the selection of seven unique malts, to give a complex profile which is the foundation of this seasonal ale. Complemented by the barrage of three hop varieties, this is one incredibly well balanced American style red ale. The extreme depth of flavors are our focus, while the American ale yeast used for fermentation allows them to pop on the canvas that is Flambeau Red. The result of NOLA’s latest seasonal brew is one incendiary beer, as bright and warm as the keepers of the flame that light the parade route during Mardi Gras nights.

Added by Beerbuddha on 01-17-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
46
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
19.37%
 
 
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8
Gots:
3
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Photo of LSUPT
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. large amount of head from the recently tapped keg, but settled to a nice size. Some lacing with good head retention.
Pours a medium to dark brown color, a bit darker than your typical amber. Wonderful smell, hops shine through, piney with some malty notes as well, caramel and cane. Tastes wonderful, but the hops become a bit overpowering, excellent grapefruit and pine notes with the bitterness building a bit more than I like in an amber. This beer was consumed at its peak freshness, the pure hop flavor is absolutely awesome. Overall highly drinkable with a lovely mouthfeel, fairly carbonated but not too much, had to get myself a growler for the next day. Another hit for Nola and one that will hopefully gain this brewery more national attention.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried this at the brewery before release


Appearance: Huge reddish tan head. Color was a deep ruby amber color.

Smell: Wonderfully hoppy(citrus and pine) with hints of caramel

Taste: Wow. Had a nice caramel maltiness with a wonderfully balanced hoppiness too it. And what an incredible balance as well. The hops were cranked up a bit but not too much. Its great because the sweet maltiness greets you in the front and then at midpalate you are greeted with that wonderful hoppiness,

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Wow. Dare I say I think this will be one of NOLA's best beers? Yeah I'll say it. Be ready New Orleans because I think NOLA has another winner on their hands.

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Flambeau Red from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.
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