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LA-31 Bière Noire - Bayou Teche Brewery

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Texasfan549, Today at 04:15 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Wando52, Saturday at 10:00 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

lovindahops, Saturday at 06:45 PM
Photo of jmdrpi
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

jmdrpi, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of BowmanR
1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

BowmanR, Sep 05, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

smakawhat, Sep 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

kjkinsey, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

EOC, Aug 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

wesley777, Aug 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +2.8%

s0nsh1n3, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ahommell, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jwerner23, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Lukebell15, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

PawPawPepperoni, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

timmy2b, Jun 20, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

chinchill, Jun 16, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
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

russpowell, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

TeddyStriker, Jun 03, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +9%
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.

iheartmyTHO, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Amerikon, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Karibourgeois, Apr 11, 2014
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LA-31 Bière Noire from Bayou Teche Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.