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LA-31 Bière Noire - Bayou Teche Brewery

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

brandon911, Oct 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

abex44, Oct 08, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +3.4%

Canada_Dan, Oct 01, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +11.9%

frlrv1020, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

KeyWestGator, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Texasfan549, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Wando52, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

lovindahops, Sep 13, 2014
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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
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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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LA-31 Bière Noire from Bayou Teche Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.