Weiss Beer | Crescent City Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Crescent City Brewhouse
Louisiana, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden unfiltered "wheat" beer. Smooth quality with hints of banana and cloves with a spicy finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2002

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by callmeclemens:
Photo of callmeclemens
2.21/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Actually had this before dinner at the Brewery on my honeymoon in NOLA.

Came out nice on Tap with a cloudy honey gold color with a head about a half an inch or so. the beer smelled like clove with just a small hint of banana. Clove was really the dominant taste through out the entire beer with a slight spicy finish, somewhere between scent and taste the banana completely vanished, which was disapointing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tigg924
3.16/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy, caution light yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste hits all the standard notes: big dose of banana, cloves, and cardamom. Light bodied and sweet. Slightly above average, clean and perhaps the best of the Crescent City brews.

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Photo of kwkdmk
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow body beneath a thin finger thick head of bright white. Head retention and lacing are both limited (probably due to dirty bar glasses and not the brewing).

S: Basic Bavarian-style aroma with some wheat, mild banana, and soft spice.

T: Standard Bavarian as expected. Clean. Perhaps a little bit light, but certainly not out of style. All of the components balance nicely. Well-balanced and refreshing with a slight tang.

M: Medium to medium/light in body and crisp. Given the body, the carbonation is right on.

O: Not a bad choice. It's not one of the fuller hefeweizens I've tasted, but this is what you need in NOLA... something a little more refreshing... and regardless, worth trying.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had touch of barley and clove. The taste starts with banana presence then finishes with a clove spice. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a bit to uneven to give this high marks....but it's drinkable.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of jackpritchard
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of stortore
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Stoffel
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JohnBender
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBucks
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dense cloudy golden yellow, little head or retention. Scent brings whiffs of dough, banana, clove and orange peel. Taste follows the scent, muddled taste overall as things never really come together. Medium bodied, some hints of dense yeasty particles. A barely passable wit with mild, muddled flavors.

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Photo of Drknight
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Properly cloudy; golden color; Surprisingly, absolutely no head (nor lace).

No wheat aromas. In fact, there is little smell at all. What I can detect is middle-of-the-road beer aroma.

The flavor has low wheat tastes, which is my preference. Yet, the beer still has the typically spicy flavors one expects from a hefeweizen. Expected body and carbonation.

If you prefer lower wheat, this may be the beer for you. A perfect introduction.

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Photo of Gavage
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow in color with a thin 1/2" head. No lemon garnish. No lacing with this brew. Aroma was pleasant as wheat, banana, and spice are easily detectable. The flavor is decent but the flavors (as with most CC brews) seemd toned back. The wheat is not as up front as you would like it to be, and there is a slight sourness to this. Also there was a hint of spiciness to this.

The mouthfeel is crisp and the wheat does linger on the tongue for a short period after swallowing. This was mild on the flavor front and the mild sourness brought this down a notch in drinkability.

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Photo of Bobhoya
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Redrover
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The weiss had a decent hazy yellow appearance with a nice white head. Smell was ok. Cloves and banana notes, but no real malt presence.

Taste was acceptable, but nothing to jump up and down about. It did go very well with the fresh oysters, so that’s a plus. Some spic/clove notes but the banana taste was a little too estery for me. Some malt crept in to try and modulate the taste.

Mouthfeel was slightly thin, drinkability was slighlty above average.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frlrv1020
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of kdog630
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice straw colored and cloudy with a decent head. Excellent banana/clove aroma that I love. Head remained strong throughout the glass.

Taste was rather subdued but had an excellent finish. Carbonation was perfect for the style and made for a mouthfeel that was well above average.

Took a growler back to the hotel and got it refilled the next day. I would definitely recommend this to other NO visitors.

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Photo of heysuz
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Weiss Beer from Crescent City Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 53 ratings