rhsiung (552) - USA - MAR 3, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap @ d.b.a. bartender kindly let me have it in a small glass. didn’t look so red to me. the band was great!
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of many local choices I ordered this to see what the local flavor is. After sampling a couple my suspicions were confirmed. Unless there’s 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 isn’t flawed but doesn’t 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 don’t think I’ll be clamoring to try many more NOLA releases the next time I am in the neighborhood.
kramer (4568) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 ’red ale’. 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.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with thin head. Aroma of caramel malt. Taste is bland with malt taste. Boring
btowles (2) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.