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Miel Sauvage - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 50
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: EgadBananas on 10-13-2013

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Photo of tbryan5
4.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

650 ml bottle poured into a Parish Brewing tulip.

This is my first braggot. Not much carbonation on the pour, but it is a beautiful dark ruby red color. It is translucent and leaves almost no lacing, just a ring of foam around the edge. The smell is sweet, but not like those artificially sweetened beers. A strong honey scent dominates this beer, the whiskey barrel is not so prominent but still present and balances the honey very well. Slick but not sticky on the palate. And again, not too much carbonation but it works well. I usually don't like lightly carbonated beers but this one is the exception... The taste is almost the same as the smell but with a little more of the whiskey barrel shining through. This beer was one of my favorites if not my favorite from Bayou Teche so far. I will definitely get another bottle to save and one to send as an extra on a future trade. Highly recommended... (905 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a thick beige head and minimal lacing but good retention. Color is a hazy, deep copper. Aroma is esters, honey sweet, vanilla and floral. Flavor is strong on honey and vanilla and sweet malts. Mouthfeel is full and thick. Overall a great braggot. (259 characters)

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3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of EgadBananas
3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sweet smelling, noticeable honey but not too sweet, which is a plus. The whiskey barrel is mild, but strong at the same time. Hard to explain, but its less whiskey barrel, but more whiskey...and I can't shake the idea that the whiskey smells cheap. Same thing translates into the taste really. Not syrupy, a solid medium body and good feel. Aside from the sometimes strong spirit notes, the fermented alcohol is fair,y well hidden, mostly in the taste. It's unique, refreshingly not cloying. I think I'll get another bottle to age, this might be a much better beer a year or more down the line. (594 characters)

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4.1/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4.43/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

April 26, 2015

22 oz. bomber, snifter

A – Deep, rich copper to light brown, a little big hazy. A half inch of off-white to light tan bubbly head with moderate-low retention.

S – This one smells like the barrel it aged in, boozy with bourbon, vanilla, and caramel-toffee prominent. Some fruity sweetness, like Madeira, probably some contribution of honey. Smells like a barrel-aged English barley wine. Little in the way of hops, yeast.

T – A lot of rich sweetness, honey, caramel, raisin, with a touch of nuttiness. Along with vanilla, an impression of real maple syrup. Hops are very low, slightly spicy or woodsy.

M – Fairly rich, moderate-heavy in body. Carbonation is moderate-high, thick and sudsy. The sweetness is all very rich and not at all cloying. Licking my lips after the drink I get leftover sugar/honey. Only a touch of bitterness on the finish. Juicy, not at all dry.

O – Not at all what I expected from a braggot, likely primarily due to the barrel aging. Comes off more as an old ale or English barley wine. Fantastic beer, barrel character is awesome, definitely a slow sipper. (1,124 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent. Deep brown Old Ale-ish color with a head that stays forever. Great lacing. Aroma is subtle honey with definite bourbon barrel. Taste is the same. Got for a bargain at $2.99 for bomber. More left in the store, will go back for more. (242 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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Miel Sauvage from Bayou Teche Brewery
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