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Bayou Teche LA 31 Passionné

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.74%
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Growing wild on our grandfather’s farm fences and in the tree lines all around our Arnaudville home, we have consumed a lot of fresh passion fruit through the years. The vines still grow abundantly around our family’s crawfish pond and behind the brewery, along the banks of the Bayou Teche. When they are in season, after a hard days work, we look forward to sitting in the shade of a large oak tree on that bayou’s bank, enjoying the pulpy fruit till we nearly make ourselves sick.
When they arrived in Acadiana, our French-speaking ancestors discovered the passion fruit growing here and named it grenade (pronounced grruh-nod). We still call it that today, the fruit’s juice has a refreshingly tropical, guava-like, sweet/tart flavor.
Passionné is our wheat beer, which we brew to quench Acadiana’s warm weather thirsts. The ale is the color of a South Louisiana sun, and pours with the bright citrus flavor of passion fruit.
It’s hot out. Find the shade of a large moss-drenched oak tree on a bayou near you, relax and enjoy a bottle. Welcome to beer drinkers’ paradise.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma: Mildly Malty, Mild Pear Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Metallic Sweetness, Malty, Mild Passionfruit Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Clear, lightly amber and definitely golden coloured body with a very thin, single centimetre off-white head that fades like a soda. Aroma of malt, wine cooler, light fruit and a touch of caster sugar - nothing interesting. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic flavour with hints of earth, caramel, nuts and a touch of fruits, perhaps a smattering of passionfruit, but not much there. Aftertaste shows a malty kick, some light alcohol and a touch of sugars, but not much else and no definite passionfruit flavour anywhere around. Overall, a pretty bad beer with not much flavour and no complexity at all - a very simplex beer throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 01-November-2013 for US$2,25 sampled at home in Washington on 05-September-2014.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Drank on 23 Aug 2014 -- Poured into a Kolsch glass (whatever their proper name is). This was a very pleasant beer that paired extremely well with our Tuna appetizer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1768) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle pours gold, thin head. Some hay and malt in nose... Faint citrus. Taste is plain... Some malt and fruit. Nothing over complicated or overbearing.... Light body that feels this at times.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (2708) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
Best by 01/14/14 Golden in the glass, neutral nose. The beer starts also very neutral. Where is the passion fruit? Smooth, hints of wheat. The mainpart is a bit more intense, but all aroma is very subtle. Nothing special or remarkable. In the end there are hints of fruitiness - probably the passion fruit here. On the tongue remains a wheat-ale like smooth aroma, nearly no hops, together with hints of sour passion fruit.
All in all very disappointing. No deep aroma, nearly no passion fruit, nothing remarkable. --> 7/11/6/7

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
edgallow (2190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma if malts, fruit and grain. Taste is light fruit and malts. Old bottle, will try again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6865) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Golden, clear, cap of white foam. Sweet grainy aroma and flavour. Nearly no fruit character to speak of. Odd. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden color, creamy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dusty lemon. Taste is hay, straw, light citrus. Very hi carbonation detracts from the flavor a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2186) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2013
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with almost no head. Tastes like light fruit and malt, bready. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like bread and grains. Very mild fruit aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with fizzy head that immediately dissipates. Aroma is bread and cookie malts, light toffee, tropical fruit, and light floral notes. Flavor is thin, bready malt base with some light fruit sweetness and faint floral notes; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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