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LA-31 Bière Joi - Bayou Teche Brewery

LA-31 Bière Joi
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%


Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 02-03-2012)
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pint at Bulldog Midcity. Ruby orange brown color with thin head. Smells of bitter roasted malts - but very subtle. Taste is very very nutty, bitter coffee/malt. Not very pleasant but not bad either. Its really nutty...kind of weird, but the coffee is well hidden behind the nutty flavor. Did I mention nutty?
Its ok; definitely not a traditional dubble, but its an ok brew. Meh.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2012 03:29:40 | More by DrinkSlurm
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Collaboration with Louisiana coffee company Mellow Joy. Belgian style Dubbel brewed with coffee. Appropriately on tap @ Mellow Mushroom. (Thanks to injuredreserve for the tip!)

Pours a transparent ruby-rust color. Head was slight, and off-white. Aroma was Belgian spices, medium dark fruits, caramel sweetness, and a noticeable, but not too powerful dark roasted coffee note. Belgian yeast notes in the taste, with some spicy sweetness, and again, a subtle but noticeable coffee roast and finishing bitterness. There's a slick, creamy mouthfeel and upper light body. Drinkability is pretty good.

Dubbels aren't my favorite, but the coffee addition adds a unique spin to a classic style and is quite enjoyable in the end.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 18:19:22 | More by EgadBananas
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Greywulfken

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: into a goblet, deep opaque brown beer with a slim head of tan foam that slipped away into a filmy collar with a little island of bubbles in the middle

S: oaky whiskey and coffee dominate, roasted hazelnut and dried herbs

T: darkly roasted coffee is immediate, with peppery heat following up; hints of whiskey barrel wood mingle effortlessly into the mix; earthy, dusky, mildly bittersweet, almost smoky; suggestions of dried fruit and cocoa powder in the background.

M: thin and light, smooth, tingle from arbol peppers; it slides across the palate

O: not a traditional dubbel, so that may throw some folks off - this Lagniappe version, by definition/translation, has a little extra in it by way of French roasted coffee, arbol peppers, and cacao nibs - as if that weren't enough, it is racked into Jack Daniels barrels for part of the maturation process. Surely a must try for the adventurous; understandably a hit-or-miss proposition based on your palate. I found it quite enjoyable and engagingly complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 14:57:14 | More by Greywulfken
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at a beer tasting at Weidmanns in Meridian. Pours dark amber brown with off-white head.

Smell is sweet with chocolate and coffee.

Taste follows well with lots of dark chocolate sweetness and coffee notes. Slight fruit notes. Light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall this was good.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 19:49:02 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber. Light tan head. Low retention. Some lacing, not sticky. Clear amber body. Aroma is interesting because of the coffee notes coming from a lighter colored beer, not often seen. Some caramel malt but the coffee dominates. Taste is slightly nutty, again with coffee and slight caramel. Easy to drink, unique and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 23:31:56 | More by KickbacksSteve
LA-31 Bière Joi from Bayou Teche Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.