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NOLA Hurricane Saison
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hurricane Saison, NOLA’s latest seasonal ale, gets it’s name from the Flemish word meaning “season”. Brewed with five different types of malts, including one un-malted raw wheat, pilsner and aromatic malts, Hurricane Saison also contains three types of hops: Sterling, Kent Goldings, and Styrian Goldings.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbone78 (42) - Panama City Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
On Tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Poured hazy in an American Pint glass. Smells a tad peppery and bready. Tastes mellow for a Saison and yeasty with not much funk. Medium carbonation makes this beer and easy drinker.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (New Orleans, LA). Pours a deeper darker well hazed amber hue, a bit of old gold with frothy offwhite head atop, firmer layer sticks atop and laces well enough. Aromas are fruity and a bit spicy, nice Belgian yeast bite with some apple, pear and gentle banana wafting in. Cereal grains, fruit, spice, bread dough. Gentle vanilla, fresh harvested apples, and touches of citrus meet that spiciness. Initial is fruity, a lighter end of medium body with gentle with apple, banana, gentle cool vanilla and clove. Some bread dough, faint bubblegum and yeastiness. Cool, a bit sweet and grainy. Some more fruit, that bubblegum bite into the middle. Gentle spice, dryness, a bit of earth hits the backend. Some applesauce, banana still linger out with that gentle spice, flaked wheat and bready malts. A bit dry, spicy as we finish and lingering on. Solid, a bit sweeter than I enjoy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of peppery barnyard. Taste has duty lemon, white pepper. Very solid saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (415) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 23 Aug 2011. Best Saison I had in 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Clear golden color with white head. Grassy, dry spice, dry hay, vegetal aromas. Medium body average carbonation. Grassy, dusty pale malt, Saison spice flavors with light fruits, dry cracker___nicely bitter drying finish--good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Taster at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a thin fizzy white head and some lacing. Tastes smokey and like mild herbs, spices, and citrus. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like light smoke and herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3643) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear, bright amber with creamy white head. Aroma is bread and cereal malts, herbs, peppers, orange peel, and light grassy notes. Flavor is dry malt base with fresh herb notes, light fruit esters, and faint dry hops; great balance with a smooth finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7157) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Draught at the NOLA Taproom, New Orleans, LA.
Hazy golden colour with a white small head. Belgian style yeast, mild bitterness, malt and spices in a delicious aroma. Nice flavour of Belgian yeast, bitter hops, fruit and metal. Balanced. Bitterness stays. A really good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (517) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Appearance: clear average gold, poured from a draft and filled to the top so minimal head, laces nicely Aroma: wild, sour, bread, lemon, smells good Taste: sourness, funky yeast, bread, wild, some very faint bitterness Palate: light, dry, highly carbonated, some froth Overall: a great saison, smooth, easy drinking, not very complex despite the wide array of ingredients ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1288) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6175) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2011
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 11 Aug 2011) Hazy amber colour with rocky, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with grass, hay, herbs and slightly earthy hops. Fruity, slightly tart taste with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, grass and a generous, spicy bitterness in the finish. Dry, refreshing and slightly tart. More than medium body. Didn’t really expect that from Louisiana, but this is quite an excellent little saison. Very nice.


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