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Bayou Teche LA 31 Bière Noire



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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Alt-style Schwarzbier
On our grandparents’ farm, our grandmother would brew a grègue of café noir every morning for our grandfather’s pre-dawn breakfast. At the end of each week, after the obligatory Sunday dinner, she would brew numerous pots of it. Each and every one of the adults would then sip demitasses of the strong black coffee, laughing loudly and speaking French even louder.

We wanted to create a beer that paid homage to what café noir meant to our French speaking ancestors. Café noir was more than a cup of coffee – its presence conveyed love and appreciation, and expressed a cheerful welcome.

We use specially roasted German malts and select American hops which provide our LA-31 Bière Noire a small bite of noble bitterness and a dry, French roasted coffee flavor. It goes great with grilled steaks, hamburgers, or sausage po-boys, any spicy blackened Cajun dish, or a dinner table surrounded by those you most cherish.

À votre santé.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at Ole Saint. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Thin mouth, roast, chocolate, lingering dryness, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a tall rocky beige-grey head. Aroma of roasted malt, mustiness, caramel, and minerals. Flavor of caramel, roasted grain, dried dark fruit, earthiness, and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Very dark amber pour, finger of tan head. Nose is coco & light malt. SLight malt sweetness. Middle is chicory and chocolate. Finish is a little thin, but bittersweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
I had this one after I just landed in New Orleans. It’s a very mild porter and I would call it more of a light ale with some roasted malts. Not too roasted, just a bit more malty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RebelSaint (7) - - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
Dark roasted bouquet with a hint of malt. Earthy with a woody hint. Very dark appearance............cannot see my fingers through the other side of the pint, which is proper. A very dark brown with a frothy head. Heavy, almost caramel, flavor. For a dark beer, nothing even close to being bitter. Full bodied but with a surprisingly mild fizz. This is very close to being the finest beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5431) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma is dark/roasted malts and coffee. The flavor is similar to the aroma with an acidic/slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This beer pours a dark brown color with amber around the edges, and a medium foamy off-white head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and slight hops. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and coffee character, and mild hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a short mild coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (735) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2468) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa and roast. Tastes like roasted malt with some coffee and dark chocolate. Thinnish medium bodied with average carbonation. Not bad, a little thin for a porter, but my impression is that it doesn’t claim to be one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (421) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Nice creamy head. Delicious nutty malty flavors. Slight end flavor of betel nut.

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