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527 Decatur Street
New Orleans LA 70130
Telephone: +1 504-522-0571
Toll-Free: +1 888-819-9330
Hours: Monday-Thursday Noon-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-11pm, Sunday 11:30am-10pm
Brewer: Wolfram Köhler
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Notes

Visited: October 5, 2009

Opened: 1991

Annual Production: 2,500 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Ralph Wells

They renovated a property dating from 1772 to build this place. These are all pretty good beers...the Pilsner and the Weiss (and my knowledge of the styles) improved tremendously in the ten years between my visits. 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.

Updated: November 18, 2014

Beer List

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    • Date: October 5, 2009 (#7934)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark brown-red opaque. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Roasty. Grassy hops.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body. Smooth. Sweet and mildly roasty. Big grassy-resiny hop flavor, mildly bitter. Smoky. Some diacetyl and some DMS.
      Overall Impression (1½)
    • Date: May 8, 2003 (#4865)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep dark red. Thick head. Very mild sweet and roasty aroma. Light-medium body, fairly creamy. Nice very mild roastiness on top of dark Munich malt sweetness.
    • Date: May 30, 1993 (#61)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Now this is a copper-colored beer. Actually, it's a bit darker than that. Chocolate malt aroma. Very nice indeed. Porter body with lager flavors. Warming, but alcohol not evident in flavor. Outstanding beer. Blows the others away.

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    • Date: October 5, 2009 (#7935)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Red-amber. Opaque. Dense head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Yeasty, grassy, bready.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, moderate carbonation. Malty, yeasty, toasty, sweet.
      Overall Impression (2)

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    German-Style Pilsener
    • Date: October 5, 2009 (#7931)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Clean sweet malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light, smooth, sweet. Some grassy hop flavor and some DMS. Grassy, grainy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: May 8, 2003 (#4862)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Pale golden, high carbonation. Thick head. Fruity, spicy hop aroma. Light body. Real nice clean maltiness. Moderate noble hop flavor with a pretty tasty bitterness.
    • Date: May 30, 1993 (#59)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      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.

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    Vienna-Style Lager
    • Date: October 5, 2009 (#7932)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper color. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Clean, toasty, subdued.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Malty and toasty, with a mild grassy-resiny hop flavor. Hops are more pronounced in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: May 8, 2003 (#4863)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright pale amber. Low head. Mild grainy malt aroma. Light body. Lots of mildly sweet grainy malt flavor all the way through.
    • Date: May 30, 1993 (#60)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      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.

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    Weiss Beer
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier