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Courir De Mardi Gras - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Francepants06 on 01-13-2012)
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

BowmanR, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of jjanega08
2.15/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

No freshness indicated on the bottle.

A= Pours a bright "dark piss" kinda color. The color I would imagine my piss would be tommorow morning. The head is a tight finger that holds some steady retention and some spotty lacing is left.

S= Smells a lot like butter. Huge buttery aroma with a lot of esters. Some strong green apple in it. A little biscuity as well.

T= Again just like it smells. Buttery, estery, and buiscuity. The buscuits come thorough a little more then in the aroma luckily. The off flavors are still present from the smell but a little more subdued.

M= The mouth isn't too bad actually. Nice medium mouth maybe a little more punch would be nice.

O= A beer that is filled with flaws. I have trouble finishing this. I had a friend of mine pick me up some brews from NO when she was down there and I'm happy she only brought one of these.

jjanega08, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.25/5  rDev -11%

AlaskanYoung, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of theboozecruise
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Chimay goblet, it's a golden orange color with minimal head. Not much retention or lacing at all.

The aroma is biscuity, malty with a little funk to it. I don't pick up any real hop presence.

The taste is more of the same, except it gets a little bitter hop note at the end of the sip. That adds a nice dimension that was missing on the nose.

Really easy to drink, it's a little thin and the bitterness lingers on the finish.

It's enjoyable but I won't be rushing out for another.

theboozecruise, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of McNealc31
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured with overwhelming carbonation. Actually took two pours to get the 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz glass. Clean white and fluffy head. Looks cloudy and light yellow. In fact, at first glance it looks like a hefe. Citrus sweetness and some grassiness in the aroma. The flavor is lead by sweet and slightly toasted malt, herbs, touch of grassy biterness from the hops. Banana in the finish, too.

Interesting flavors and really smooth. Worth a shot.

McNealc31, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Francepants06
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is pale and yellow in color, with an average size head. It smells of yeast, bread, slight caramel. It taste of bread, wheat, slight slight citrus in the finish. It is a easy drinking beer. In my amateur opinion, it is too refreshing for a beer when it's still winter.

Francepants06, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Golden hue. Pours a quarter finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving just a dusting of foam. Effervescence continues to rise throughout. Sporadic beer ring lacing.

S: Pale grainy tone, with hints of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry.

T: Slightly bitter malt tone that presents with a surprising heartiness. Nicely balanced with a berry 'medley'.

M: Again, bitterness cuts through the palette, and lingers throughout. Light body.

D: Drink in sips, as the bitterness will dictate.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Slight head with a little lacing, and plenty of effervescence. Nose is a nice compliment of grains and mixed berry. Flavor is a bitter grain, with hints of raspberry, blueberry, and cherry. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ahommell
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, dark golden amber. Decent head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing thoughout glass. Little carbonation.

S: wheat-y. small bitterness detected. light citrus. Lots of nothing... just a bit of any light beer you have ever tasted.

T: Subtle. good crisp beginning. lots of wheat taste. back end leaves bubbles... light fruit.

M: waxy at times. Overall, the mouthfeel is full bodied and wonderful from sip to finish.

O: I hope they keep up this Mardi-gras type. Having been to mardi gras, this would be a good change of pace from the cheep beer everyone chugs or the heavy alcoholic drinks everyone is throwing back.

ahommell, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of injuredreserve
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

injuredreserve, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Beerbuddha, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

sd123, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

harpus, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ZethOfTheNorth, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kingmaker, May 20, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mdfb79, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of CorgiDad
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

CorgiDad, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dabeers1013, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of JamesStreet
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz into nonic pt glass
Best by: 05/08/14

A - poured orange-yellow, slightly cloudy. Not much head but substantial lace down glass
S - earthy breadiness but somewhat tame maltiness. A little hint of citrus (maybe even strawberries), yeasty.
T - really get a wheaty, straw-like presence with the citrus (mostly orange zest) coming through. Not much hoppiness except for a slight bitterness as it rolls down your throat.
M - excellent light-bodied mouthfeel. It almost "rushes" down your palate.
O - fairly solid beer for what it is. As someone who has (and still) participated in the real "courir de mardi gras", this would be a very solid option on a hayride or horseback. While the taste lacks any "wow factor", this beer is super easy to drink and would go great for a day of reveling the countryside and chasing chickens. Pleasant surprise!

JamesStreet, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey/gold color with a sliver of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent throughout, minimal lacing & no head retention

S: Pears & a little bit of perfumy hops,

T: Pears, woody hops, white grapes up front. More pears, white grapes, a little leafy hop & dryness as this warms. Finishes crisp, dry with winesap apples & pears

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, pretty slick as this warms

Not bad, but after trying 3 from these guys, I'm not too thrilled either. Will try more if I can something more interesting from these guys. So far, I could take or leave these guys, but they are good introductions to the styles they are doing...

russpowell, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tbryan5, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of tetu
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BigGold, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of JoeyBrightside
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JoeyBrightside, Mar 07, 2014
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Courir De Mardi Gras from Bayou Teche Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.