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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 NOLAs 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.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (12624) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with large creamy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong caramel and pine. Medium mouth, bitter hop bite, toasted malt and pine, good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Deep amber colour. The aroma is quite malty and a little bit sweet. Some iced tea and a bit of sweet resin as well. A little bit estery character in this one along with a bit of light bitterness. Pretty nice red ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (7442) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Tap. Pours deep crazy mahogany reddish, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, bready, nutty. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, mega malty, caramel, dark bread, biscuit, roasted nuts. More like an Irish ale. Not a lot of hi Acton going on, maybe some faded pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8182) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
had on draft at the brewery .. . copper amber .. .medium foam .. . marty mcfly .. . mild caramel and straw juice .. . mild mouth .. . decent amber .. . . I cry in the shower so the cats dont see me upset

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (464) - 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 (920) - 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 (1543) - 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 its a fine job and serves its purpose.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zebra (1913) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
on tap @ d.b.a. bartender kindly let me have it in a small glass. didnt 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 (7020) - 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 (3605) - Chagrin Falls, 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 theres 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 isnt flawed but doesnt 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 dont think Ill be clamoring to try many more NOLA releases the next time I am in the neighborhood.


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