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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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 NOLAís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
Taproom pours amber brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and pine resin. Taste is coffee, caramel, and pine. Medium light body, with bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Amber/brown with large khaki head. Aroma of malts, light caramel, and nut. Medium body, strong malt flavor and hop bitterness upfront with a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap at Avenue Pub post-Mardi Gras. Pours amber (duh). More malty than hoppy but fairly balanced overall. Nothing really standing out, but itís a fine job and serves its purpose.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rhsiung (833) - USA - MAR 3, 2013
on tap @ d.b.a. bartender kindly let me have it in a small glass. didnít look so red to me. the band was great!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
draft at Avenue Pub, darker copper pour. Caramel maltiness, sweet, citrusy hop bitterness. Everything melds together well. Not a big amber fan, but this was pretty ggod

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
Guest tap
One of many local choices I ordered this to see what the local flavor is. After sampling a couple my suspicions were confirmed. Unless thereís something I overlooked Abita is the best option for a state tick. Otherwise drink it for the atmosphere of being down south.

Aroma / Appearance - Ruby red with a glowing base the body is as warm as the humid air outside. Roses, cherries, and malt mix in the way that isnít flawed but doesnít have a punch. It is as lazy and listless as the warm summer afternoon during the peak of the day.

Flavor / Palate - Thin cherry Twizzlers tickle the palate before the transition becomes pie crust and malt. A bit timid and plain this is one of those beers that you forget as soon as you order the next pint. I donít think Iíll be clamoring to try many more NOLA releases the next time I am in the neighborhood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5101) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Tap. Avenue Pub. Pours a very dark amber red body with a nice one finger frothy off-white head that left some nice lacing. Much darker than the average íred aleí. The nose is nicely hoppy with a citrusy kick and a fairly hefty toasted maltiness. The flavor is pretty bold compared to what I was expecting. Nice toasty and slightly husky (ok in this style for me) malt with moderate citrusy hops and a lengthy caramel and toasted malt finish. Medium bodied with a slight resiny stickiness on tbe finish and fizzy carbonation. Pretty good, exceeded my expectations.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours amber with thin head. †Aroma of caramel malt. †Taste is bland with malt taste. †Boring

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
btowles (2) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011 does not count
Fantastic hop aroma and excellent color for an american amber. I would prefer the flavor to be a tad more malt forward as I prefer non-west-coast-amber-ales, but this is a great beer either way. Body is medium and overall experience is marvelously drinkable. NOLA FTW!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
Tap @ Avenue Pub: Pours a caramel red color with a nice white head. The nose is fresh and toasty with a light caramel and bread notes. A nice light underscore of fresh piney hops and a balanced finish. Nice red ale.


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