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Red Stallion - Crescent City Brewhouse

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Red Stallion
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crescent City Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A malty, aromatic and hoppy mixture. Copper colored, this beer is medium bodied and full of flavor. Vienna Style.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2002)
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

jackpritchard, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of jimbomill
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%

This one was sampled 2/21 at the Brewhouse. The reddish mahagony beer looked and smelled beautiful. The nose had a slight hint of citrus.
The taste was rich and balanced. Enough malt to not make me wince and enogh hop to say "I'm balanced like a Olga Korbut on a balance-beam".

Mouthfeel was darn nice - much more appetizing than the Black Forest. Drinkability is good with this one.

jimbomill, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%

Clear, light amber, no head/no lace.

Malty aroma with no discernible hop--appropriate for a Vienna/Marzen, which is how this beer is listed (not a Red Ale).

Nice combination of malt and hop; spicy flavor and well-balanced. The aftertaste is mostly malt. Full body for the style.

This is my favorite offering from this tasting at Crescent City. The bartender told me that it was their signature beer. I agree.

smcolw, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of stouty5
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

stouty5, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jeremy3311, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of far333
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

This is a Vienna style red, but is actually more of a copper color with a low beige head. Aroma is malty and biscuity, but not hoppy. Mouthfeel is average, moderately carbed. Flavor is medium malt, a little doughey, with bits of caramel and diacetyl. A lingering hop bite can be felt in the back of the throat. This one is average to above average in all respects. Stick with the IPA (if they have it) or the Black Forest.

far333, Apr 22, 2004
Photo of Squelch
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

Appearance- dark ruby read with a creamy 2 fingered head.

Aroma- none. I mean non existant.

Taste: vienna malt shines. A little underbalanced on the hops but malt flavor is there. Good job

Mouthfeel: excellent. Creamy. No astringency.

Drinkability: an excellent beer to beat the new orleans heat!!

Squelch, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

This tastes a lot like Crescent City's Pilsener, except this has a more lemony finish and a slight bit more malt flavor. Red Stallion pours an amber color with a good head. Smell is appropriately hoppy, with some lemon zest mixed in. Taste is broadly in the Vienna style, I thought malt flavor wasn't present enough for full satisfaction. Tastes too close to their Pilsener for a strong distinction. This is easy and enjoyable enough to drink, I just wish it had more kick.

Gagnonsux, Oct 10, 2004
Photo of billshmeinke
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

On tap at the prewpub. Poured into a sampler glass.

Appearance: Light amber/golden clear body.. Liely carbonation and good retention. Not much lacing left behind (but I think that would change if they cleaned their glassware more thoroughly).

Nose: Chewy dark bread.

Taste: Bready. Slightly chocolatey with a floral hop and dark bread finish. Slightly roasty on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Soft and chewy. Medium bodied. Decent carbonic acid bite.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. Not sure why it's labelled an American Amber, when I'm certain they told me it was a vienna style lager.

billshmeinke, Aug 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

claspada, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

JoeyBrightside, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

harpus, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

bmac093, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

WDJersey, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Sludgeman, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ThePorterSorter, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Satsuma, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Redrover
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

The beer has nice amber appearance with a tan head. Some lacing. The smell is slightly thin. You pick-up a bit of hop/pine and some malt aroma.

Taste is solid but unspectacular. Per style, the malt is slightly in front of the hops, but beer could use a dose more of each. I also picked-up a little cinnamon type taste which was not expected, but was not bad.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side, drink ability is fairly decent as the carbonation seems perfectly calibrated.

Redrover, Oct 18, 2003
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3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

Clear reddish copper in color with a 1" head that produced some light lacing through the drink. You can pick up some malt in the aroma. The malt is up front with this beer as any bitterness and fruitiness is far behind. Some faint nuttiness is also detectable.

The mouthfeel is smooth with a relatively clean and quite finish. Medium bodied, very light carbonation level. The flavor is slighlty off balanced to give it a better score in drinkability, and I was getting slightly bored by the end of the drink.

Gavage, May 03, 2004
Photo of WJVII
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

In NO for a wedding and sat and had a sampler with dinner. This brew was a very thin and light amber color. Nearly no head on this to speak of. There was a mild malt aroma and faint hops present. The taste was very thin and watered down. My wife really enjoys ambers and she had one of these and didn't enjoy it. For being in the sampler I would not recommend this brew.

WJVII, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of unclejimbay
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%

Red Stallion (American Amber/Red)
Had draft sampler at Crescent City Brewhouse, NO on 3/19/09 - afternoon
A 3.5 - Very cool mini wheat type glasses for their 5 brew sampler. Little to no head, a minimal lace collar (could be the pour or sampler glass?). Amber red in color as expected.
S 3.5 - malt is dominant, no hops in aroma.
T 3.5 - malt dominant brew. No pronounced hop notes stood out, but it is a balanced brew.
MF 3.0 - light to medium in body, medium in carbonation.
D 3.0 - drinkable, but not excellent. Okay at best for the style.

unclejimbay, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of rfgetz
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a clean copper color, little head. Scent brings toasted and nutty grain, faint kiss of caramel, some earthy, leafy hops. Tastes follows scent, mild but flavorful. Perhaps undone by the body which just misses being crisp, lighter side of medium, lightly coating. Overall, a decent, although light flavored and bodied Vienna.

rfgetz, Mar 12, 2012
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Red Stallion from Crescent City Brewhouse
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.