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LA-31 Bière Noire - Bayou Teche Brewery

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69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 10-08-2011)
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-19-2012 01:15:44 | More by jmbraxton
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Lukebell15

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-05-2014 02:14:49 | More by Lukebell15
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PawPawPepperoni

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-02-2014 21:19:23 | More by PawPawPepperoni
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ChrisFurlowLSU


4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-26-2014 21:56:45 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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timmy2b

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-20-2014 01:30:10 | More by timmy2b
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Brookhaven GA.
Near black and opaque with s small head that soon reduces to a ring.

Very mild aroma. Fortunately. there is more flavor although it too is rather mild. More Black Beer than porter. Moderate malty with each hops to keep the bitter/sweet balance in check.

O. Satisfying and recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2014 00:06:06 | More by chinchill
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours ebony with a pinky of mocha colored head. Stays effervescent, nice lacing & head retention

S: Roastyness & dark fruit

T: Roastyness, & dark fruit up front, some chocolate notes. Roasty, some herbal hop notes & a little bit fig as this warms, a little bit of leafy hops as well, dryness, & a little smokeyness. Finishes with a little roastyness, leafy hops & figs

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, carbonation picks up as this warms

Tasty, seems a bit porter like at first, but easy enough to drink & comes around

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 01:30:39 | More by russpowell
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TeddyStriker

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-03-2014 00:22:20 | More by TeddyStriker
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer during a recent trip to New Orleans. When I first ordered this beer, I thought it was going to be more stout like and heavy. Good for sipping, but not something you want to drink when it's hot and humid outside. I was pleasantly surprised upon my first sip. The beer was light and smooth, easy to drink. There was a nice nuttiness to it, with a slight bit of hops. Overall, a good dark beer to drink during the summertime.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 19:29:27 | More by iheartmyTHO
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Amerikon

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-26-2014 02:51:30 | More by Amerikon
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-11-2014 21:35:16 | More by Karibourgeois
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-20-2014 04:17:54 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-20-2014 00:54:51 | More by stortore
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DPJ3322

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-15-2014 03:47:06 | More by DPJ3322
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braican

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-12-2014 17:13:39 | More by braican
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cfaulman

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-11-2014 17:57:22 | More by cfaulman
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-10-2014 20:04:07 | More by BlackBeerDown
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-04-2014 14:06:56 | More by BigGold
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Contract brewed by Lazy Magnolia. Best by date of 02/08/2014

Pours to a thin beige head that falls to a thin ring that persists to the bottom. Tries to lace, but can't quite hang on to the glass. Light ruby-black color. Aroma is sweet malt, roasted malts and a definite whiff of metal. Flavor is a nice blend of malty sweetness that ends with a nice tangy roasty finish to dry it out a bit. There are also hints of metal toward the end now and then. Mouthfeel is excellent with just the right amount of body on the tongue and restrained CO2 to smooth it out. Overall, I would say this was a good choice to pair with tonight's homemade jambalaya. The smell was off but after it breathed a bit the metallic notes disappeared.

Also...since when is a Schwarz an "ale"?

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 01:06:04 | More by EagleTalon
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-16-2014 23:58:06 | More by Shafaegalo
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-09-2014 12:37:44 | More by Pens1967
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-09-2014 00:48:06 | More by garuda
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-31-2013 14:27:25 | More by AnitaBrewski
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-26-2013 02:59:12 | More by harpus
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NateMac13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2013 01:12:18 | More by NateMac13
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LA-31 Bière Noire from Bayou Teche Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.