Friday, December 12, 2014

NOLA Brewing Rebirth Pale Ale

Brewery: NOLA Brewing Co.
Location:New Orleans, LA
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5%

I was recently given a bottle of Rebirth Pale Ale, which just recently began distribution in select Florida markets. Having not tried much from NOLA Brewing, I was pleased at the opportunity to try something new and provide a review on my experience with the brew. And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't give a big thanks to Guy for sending me a can of Rebirth to check out!

Appearance: Rebirth pours an orangish hue that is slightly cloudy. The pour provides a white head with negligable lacing.

Aroma: The aroma is mild and hard to detect any one element. From what I can distinguish, I get sweet citrus and caramel malt notes.

Taste: Just like the nose, the taste is fairly mild, and I don't find that there is any one flavor distinguishing itself from the rest. Nonetheless, I will do my best to create a separation and describe what I detect. Rebirth is bready and yeasty. The malt sweetness picks up on the middle of the palate and then ends with a slight pine and bitter finish. The slight malt and slight pine make this a fairly mellow, yet drinkable, beer.

Overall: Mild is the theme, and I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. I can see this being a local favorite, especially during those warm summer months in New Orleans. Rebirth Pale Ale is easy to drink and docile.

Beer Apostle's Final Grade:C+

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