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Bayou Teche Acadie Bière de Garde

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
As a Bière de Garde, Acadie offers the style’s prominent malty aroma. A freshly poured beer is highly carbonated and bronze colored with a nice, thick off-white head. Malty with an underlying caramel sweetness, Acadie finishes medium-dry. The restrained use of continental hops provides its balanced hop bitterness. Acadie offers the smooth roundness of an artisanal farmhouse ale, thus this French style beer is terrific paired with most any cuisine. It wonderfully harmonizes, and has the uncanny ability to bring a tableful of contrasting flavors together – think platters of pickled okra and freshly-sliced tomatoes, hand-crafted goat cheeses, a sliced baguette, a nice hogshead cheese and cutting board layered with sliced tasso and andouille. Acadie brings diverse flavors together for an unforgettable meal. Acadie is brewed year round and approaches 6% ABV, with an IBU of 20. The original gravity of this French artisanal ale is 1.065, with a final gravity at 1.016. The restrained use of elegant Strisselspalt and Saaz hops offer a perfectly balanced bitterness with a very discreet hop aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured copper with a slight haze, frothy light beige head. Grassy, slightly floral aroma. Taste...underwhelming after a promising start. Not bad, but the maltiness came through a tad early and prominently, roasted caramel, decent hop finish with some mild spice. Better as it warmed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheresTheMalt (4) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
I don’t know what is up with this beer. I trade a lot for Bier De Garde, like south Hampton. This doesn’t fit into the bjcp category at all and over all its kind of funky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (2079) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Pours an orange golden color with off-white head. Biscuit, bread, cereal and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a yeasty note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Dark hazy orange-caramel-amber color with a bubbly eggshell head. Aroma of caramel, fresh bread, and a little sweet fruit. Taste is bready and yeasty, a little sweet and a little bitter. Medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Wow, I hope this is just a bad bottle. Clear amber with a thin yellowish head. Aroma is mostly just musty. Taste is inoffensive but lost behind the aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
Cloudy orange, medium head, very hazy inside. Aroma is very musty, touch of cooked vegetables. There is a polleny perfumeyness. Very sulfuric. Crap it’s not that good and I have a six pack of it. The flavor is flowery and earthy. Touch of strawberry and mild plum. Buttery feel, with a gritty exterior. I don’t recommend this often, but you should drink this straight for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3174) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear golden with a small off white head. Malty, wheaty aroma has a hint of caramel. Flavor has wheaty and malty notes, a subtle hoppy tone, and a hint of honey. Smooth texture is fairly fizzy. They went for inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slipstream (2279) - USA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma is not the best, with some yeast & alcohol burn & floral humidity. The flavor is dominated by sweetness, with some lite muffin and a dash of yeast. An average brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2015
A clear copper body with an off white head that had great retention. A nice effervescence through out. Aroma had a nice doughy/bread presence upfront and a mild caramel malt note. Flavor was slightly sweet and had some nice bread flavors. A slight bitterness in a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Brilliant gold amber with an inch of sea-foam (coarse) head that fades moderately slowly. Aroma of slate, mineral, hint of caramel, herb. Bitter and slightly astringent smelling. Flavor is light grain sweetness, touch of raw sugar, hay. Body is syrupy-watery, medium-to-medium-light weight, Moderate carbonation, moderate coarseness of bubbles, but restrained (medium-light) burn, soft. Overally, an OK Bier de Garde. Aroma is lacking, too much weird Earth/stone/mineral, not enough Franco-Belgian yeast in the flavor or aroma.

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