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LA-31 Bière Noire - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 10-08-2011

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Kleffel1
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pleasantly, very solid Porter.

Photo of McNealc31
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like the aroma. It's very rich and roasty. A bit lighter mouthfeel than I expected. Roasted malt and coffee really shine through. Bitter chocolate comes through late. Dry, chalky finish.

Tough to categorize this one. It's not smooth enough to be a porter, and the flavors are wrong to be a stout. But it tastes good, and that's what's matters.

À votre santé!

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Probably my favorite from Bayou Teche. Tasty, roasty brew.

Photo of smakawhat
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A big sudsy and froth tan head, growing to an easy fistfull big size, and slowly settling. Give to ring lacing, and foamy rivers when tipped. Body color is a classic dark walnut brown and nearly black with some clarity through the head. Really nice looking.

Good light roasted dark grains on the nose. Some faint milk chocolate, almost a clean mineral finish but with a bigger malt sensing depth coming. Some powdery quality of light cocoa as well and dried nuts.

Very nice light bodied, with a good finish. Light roast turns more towards coffee and chocolate, with a good thick quenching palate. Some nice yeast and malt thickness here for the body as well, with an almost crackly taste.

Overall a real nice refresher. Doesn't quite remind me of schwarzbier, but a solid dark ale if there was one.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NOTE: drank this in a shelf glass at Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, La. Bayou Teche LA-31 Biere Noire has a creamy, beige head and a black appearance. The aroma is mild, but one can pick up dark-roasted coffee and malts. Taste is dark-roasted barley malt, coffee, molasses, and just a touch of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and Bayou Teche LA-31 Biere Noire finishes pleasant, easy drinking, and mild. Overall, this is a very nice ale.


Photo of Travis1221
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of EOC
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of eclipse54
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle from optimator13; thank you! Poured into a Deschutes tulip...

Pours a deep brown color that when held to the light reveals rich ruby hues in the body. A thin, one centimeter layer of khaki head formed; it slowly dissipated to a ring of frothy bubbles around and numerous legs through the surface of the liquid. The aroma is of grain, a german yeast/funk, faint caramel malt, and a cinnamon apple (think an apple crisp) note on the finish. Very intriguing and inviting. The taste is very similar, with the yeast and malt making a pronounced appearance in the front, followed by various grains, some caramel, and the same cinnamon apple finish. Mouthfeel is crisp on the tongue, but a bit resinous on the finish. Overall, an enjoyable and refreshing brew that did well to break up the clutter of stouts and porters released this time of year.

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3.9/5  rDev +10.5%

Served from the tap in shaker pint glass.

Black with ruby in the corners of the glass., foamy off white head. Mild toasty roasty aroma - a bit of coffee and chocolate. Slick oily mouthful, moderate carbonation.
Overall a nice balance of flavor and easy drinkability.

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a small snifter. Off white head, low retention on a dark ruby but clear body. Minimal lacing. Aroma includes caramel, coffee, roasted malts and some nuttiness. Taste follows suit with some bitterness in front, then yielding to the other flavors. Pretty tasty and quite easy to drink.

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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LA-31 Bière Noire from Bayou Teche Brewery
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