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28
style
RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Poobah (415) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pours dark reddish-brown with a thin head and a mild coffee nose. Medium carbonation in the mouthfeel followed by a dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean finish.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (4355) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2017
bottle @ Calandro’s / Baton Rouge LA --- Nearly opaque black-brown color, deep tan head that stops at 1", waves of lace. Taste is somewhat chalky toasted malt that moves swiftly through light carbonation to a hard-edged roasted hoppy thing, then gradually moves back a little to sweet. The chalk is a distraction.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1938) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2016
From a bottle. Nice roasted flavour and aroma, restrained hop profile, smooth and very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (4567) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pours a deep black from the bottle with thin bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild roast and a faint hint of Belgian yeast. Taste is pretty much just the roast and a bit of fruity yeast. Almost schwarzbier, but it’s an ale not a lager, meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrew196 (1769) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle - damn near black in color, thin beige head, spotty lace. Aroma is dark roast coffee, licorice. Thin mouthfeel, dry, medium carbonation. Taste is an earthy coffee, cocoa powder. Not bad, feels like a chain brewpub porter though.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cajun (523) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black, fizzy beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, bakers chocolate, and Coke. First sip is of chocolate muffin, then a weak coffee, dark roasted grain, leading to a very mild hops bitter. Bakers chocolate aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (2071) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2016
appearance: light for the style--clear cola brown, with two fingers of forthy, fizzy medium tan head with a rocky top, which slowly shrinks to a thick cap. aroma: molasses, chocolate, hint of black licorice, roasty coffee with a good dose of vanilla--smells pretty good. taste: taste is much lighter than the aroma; mineral water, watery coffee, ash, cocoa powder. finish: clean and dry, with a lingering minerality. notes: Palate is way too light at zingy for the style; flavor and mouthfeel did not match the aroma, which had created some anticipation. Overall a letdown. Bottle courtesy of George after a trip to Louisiana.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4646) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle at Green Goddess, NOLA, 1.5.16. Very dark brown. Roasty aroma with a little bit of sweet caramel, raisins and prune. Roasty, bitter maltiness with some grassy hops . Light body, abrupt roasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Aroma of Coca Cola. Pours a solid black with no head or lacing. The taste is bitter coffee with a hint of sweetness in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, not bad but not great either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malts, some cocoa, and some coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a lot of roasted malt character.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (13711) - 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.


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