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Crescent City Brewhouse #1
Last updated: March 21, 1998
527 Decatur Street
New Orleans LA 70130
Phone: +1 504-522-0571
Fax: +1 504-522-0577
Opened January 31, 1991.
Brewer: Wolfram Köhler, Tom Lenz.
2,500 bbl annual capacity.
Renovated a property dating from 1772 to build this place. These are all pretty good beers...Black Forest is the best by far. Brewery downstairs behind the bar, fermenters upstairs immediately above. Live music in the corner by the entrance...typical New Orleans. Big place. Lots of seating upstairs and downstairs. Service seemed very slow the day I was there...they didn't seem to recognize the significance of an empty glass.
My Opinion Of The Beers That I've Tried:
15.5 points overall
Style 13 - German Dark Lager
- 18 points - Beer #1-61, at the brewery, May 30, 1993
Now this is a copper-colored beer. Actually, it's a bit darker than that. Chocolate malt aroma. VNI. Porter body with lager flavors. Warming, but alcohol not evident in flavor. Outstanding beer. Blows the others away.
Style 15 - Classic Pilsener
- 14 points - Beer #1-59, at the brewery, May 30, 1993
Light yellow, but not too light. Strong hop aroma. They claim "flowery bouquet", but I'd use the word "bitter" instead. Very good body. Carbonation just a little light. Very bitter...definitely too bitter.
Style 4 - Mild / Brown Ale
- 15.5 points - Beer #1-60, at the brewery, May 30, 1993
Very nice color...a shade darker than Pilsner. Not even close to "copper-colored" like they claim, though. Malty nose. Evident crystal (Vienna?) malt. Nothing very assertive, though. Same "weight" as Pilsner, but hops are better-balanced here. Darker malt works too.
Style 19 - German-style Wheat Beer
- 15 points - Beer #1-62, at the brewery, May 30, 1993
Very Hefe. Lots of fairly large bubbles. Good clove odor. Eh? Tartness that shouldn't be in a Hefeweiss. Is this a Witbier? It's similar, anyway. They're calling it a "Spring Weiss", whatever that is. It tastes surprisingly similar to Celis White, but a little darker in color and not as spicy.
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