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LA-31 Acadie - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Sammy, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Half Lager, half French farmhouse, and half Bayou- this French-style Biere de Garde boasts a bready malt upstart with just enough sweetness and spice to marry into the starch and spice of cajun cuisine.

Golden in color, the beer portrays a yeasty haze that's similar of dough itself. A thin lace of foam adorns the crown and slowly desolves thorughout the session and trailing with ribbons of lace.

Honey and caramel start the show as the beer's scent is rich with malt. A richer yeast taste gives a sense of cookie dough. But a follow of pepper, clove, and earthy cumin grounds the sweetness and brings in perfumy wood tones; reminding me of cork.

Medium-full on the palate, its buttery richess provides a sense of fullness and without distraction. Instead a smooth transition to semi-dry warmth and balanced straw-like bitterness gives the beer is refreshing citrusy qualities. Though I rather liked the beer as a non-descript Belgain-esque ale, it is timid in its funky-fresh farmhouse qualities.

BEERchitect, May 04, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Texasfan549, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

zeff80, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
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
Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

vfgccp, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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, Saturday at 08:59 PM
Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

rfgetz, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
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 tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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 Dicers
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -10.7%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

WDJersey, May 15, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
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
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

RedneckBeerz, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
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
Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

animal69, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

tbryan5, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

LJWalker, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

JISurfer, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

sd123, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Mikecap, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

civicm87, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jaswilson2, Jul 12, 2014
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LA-31 Acadie from Bayou Teche Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.