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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

BeerandBlues2's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, plum, cookie and chocolate malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with lightly tart dark fruity esters with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
Draft at Ole Saint, New Orleans. Deep garnet-brown body, medium dense creamy beige head. Light toasty, chocolaty nose. Toasty, nutty body with roast and chocolate notes. Also some cardboard. Basic and average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (394) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
A nice aroma of roasted malt, a rich dark brown colour with a transient well laced head. Taste disappoints very mld almost tasteless with just a hint of coffee. A very weak watery palate mildly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 30 Jan 2014. Pretty solid. Good Schwartz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black flat color. No head. Like a black saison Schwartzbier. Easy drinking nice local ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Tastes slightly bitter and like plum, coffee, malt. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like plums, nuts, mild chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is roasted and bread malts, light chocolate, figs, prunes, with some floral and earthy notes. Flavor is thin, with some roast malts, chocolate, light hop bitterness, and some dried dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
FROM NOTES - June 27, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Hill Farmstead tulip. A: Pours a dark molasses with a short beige head that dissipates quickly to a ring. S: Deep, sweet aroma, with a roasted caramel and brown sugar. Hints of a bread and grain notes. T: Bitter, roasty, smokey malt base that finishes with a small amount of hop bite. M: Nice carbonation with an overall light/medium mouth-feel. O: Total mixed bag here, complexity was nice,wish there was a bit more of a hop bite I dig with a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5663) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
i like this brewery, never blew me away (besides their smoked beer) but all way above average .. light brown .. odd fizz, no foam .. effervescent yet almost flat .. giglo .. . weird aftertaste .. . not good, what happened BT? .. . . i can’t beat the champ cuz he’s the champ. idiot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours stout black-brown with ample foam. Only faintly sweet toasted malts (and maybe some roast) come through in the nose. Taste is decent, initially sweet and dark, but then somewhat hollow and seemingly underattenuated. Tastes a bit like decent homebrew. Not a strong offering, but not awful.

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