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LA-31 Acadie - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-02-2012)
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Reviews by bmwats:
Photo of bmwats
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into standard pint.

A: Golden, amber hue. Lots o' tiny bubbles of effervescence initially cling to sides of the glass, and rise to the surface throughout. Pours about a half finger, bubbly, white head. Disappears quickly leaving little more than a memory of a head. No lacing.

S: Cardboard, paper, with light hints of dish soap, and even lighter hints of citrus.

T: Light, citrussy, pungent white bread.

M: Very light and crisp with a coppery, pungent, and pretty bitter, aftertaste.

D: Goes down without much resistance, but not quite a session.

Atmosphere is okay. Nothing special in terms of appearance, and nose is very light. All flavor components are lightly applied. The bitterness, however, comes out clearly. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Oct 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brass color with a full half finger head that fades pretty quickly.Some bready malts and grassy/leafy hops in the nose,some mild nuttiness is detected as well.Not a flavor packed beer but there is some lighter yeasty notes along with some bready malts with a light caramel note.Pretty tame but it goes down well with food.

oberon, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

tbryan5, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Really enjoyable. Filled with tropical fruits and apples. Maybe not the truest to the style but certainly one I would revisit.

tigg924, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
2.15/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet, with some alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Alcohol with a bittersweet fruity flavor and some malts.

Overall: Not really a brew I care for, glad to have tried it.

Cavanaghty, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a large, thick, fothy, durable bone-colored head that leaves globs of lacing on the glass.
Aroma. malty, floral, spicy and yeasty.
Flavor: Malty and spicy with hints of caramel and some mild hop bitterness. Feel: medium body with a fine soft feel. Slightly dry finish.

O: not great but bettter than acceptable.

chinchill, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

JamesStreet, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Sammy, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of tetu
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of bsizzle74
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%

bsizzle74, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by 05/09/14, a little past it; let's see what we have here..

Pours an effervescent amber with a thumb of beige head. Pretty nice lacing & head retention

S: Pears, leafy hops

T: Pears, figs, leafy hops & a little caramel up front. More pears & sweet (too) apple juice & a little bit of leafy hops & dryness as this warms. Finshes dry with a little bit of woody hops & grassiness, plus pears

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

A training wheels version of the style. Not sure if freshness will really improve this. Alright to drink, but a one & done me thinks

russpowell, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

tr9871, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a rich off white head and copper brown color. Aroma is toasty, biscuits and chocolate malt. Some spicy hops in aroma as well. Flavor is rich and complex with bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toast, cookies, alcohol and a spicy hop zing. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall very tasty and technically clean.

EagleTalon, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 13, 2014.

Handsome enough medium amber pour with a little fog. A short-lived white head.

The aromas are malty, herby, faintly fruity, and basically sour.

Mildly sweet flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Creamy and smooth. Didn't blow me away but I enjoyed it enough.

puboflyons, Sep 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Jlog7910, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

LJWalker, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark honey/auburn color with an offwhite head of about a finger or so. Dissipates to a foamy ring.

The aroma was biscuity, bready, with some maltiness, touches of caramel and earth.

Flavor profile was earthy, with a touch of mild bitterness, tinges of caramel and honey, some lightly sweet malts and bread crusts.

Slightly lower carbonation, a tad creamy, but smooth. Not bad.

It's pretty drinkable and it's a pretty decent beer all around.

EgadBananas, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bayou Teche Biere Acadie has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, with a nice amount of lacing left on the chalice. The aroma is of sugary, fruity, buttery smells, and the taste is the same, with a nice hop note to round it out. The mouthfeel is light and fairly watery, and Bayou Teche Biere Acadie finishes refreshing, wet, and very drinkable. I rate this most excellent.


RonaldTheriot, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Bearman13, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

civicm87, Jun 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Arch-Harris, Feb 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

Canada_Dan, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from tap at Bulldog Midcity in New Orleans, LA. Poured a deep amber brown into pint glass. Very malty sweet aromas, with little other personality. Very sweet malty taste, with some aparent mild hop flavor as well...
Here is the thing...if you compare to how a Biere de Garde should be, it svery close to the description of the style; however, its not all that amazing. Maybe its because I havent had many of the style, but its just an ordinary malty brew to me. Drinkable, but not amazing...I guess just slightly above average to me.

DrinkSlurm, Oct 04, 2012
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LA-31 Acadie from Bayou Teche Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.