Miel Sauvage | Bayou Teche Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States
bayoutechebrewing.com

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by EgadBananas on 10-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BowmanR
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 50°F from a 22oz bottle (2015 vintage) into a snifter. Consumed on 31Mar16.
LOOK: A fingers worth of off-white foam is formed after pouring. The short-lived head quickly recedes to a line within 25 seconds. Burnt orange in color with a high amount of cloudiness. There is a moderate amount of small, rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate in quantity and thick.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of sweet honey entangle with mild figs, plums, oak, and vanilla aromas along with subtle whiskey aromas and hints of sour green apple.
TASTE: Strong flavors of honey and mild oak and vanilla flavors first carress the taste buds leaving a delicious first impression of a barrel aged honey beer. Mild whiskey, fig, and plum flavors immediately trail as both vanilla and oak flavors grow slightly stronger. Hints of sour green apple finish off the taste profile as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes does somewhat smooth while also clinging to the back of the throat like syrup. Finishes with a mild, but pleasant dryness. A mild alcoholic warmth can be felt as it goes down the throat.
NOTE: A honey bomb of a Braggot. I can't emphasise enough how much I love the taste of honey. Some Braggots are mild with their honey, but not this one. Although mild, I still thought the whiskey could have been toned down a bit, but this was still delectable.

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Photo of BigGold
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had this barrel-aged Honey Ale poured from 22-oz. bomber into red solo cup and then into snifter. Was dubious about the style, but "Wild Honey" is perhaps the finest example of what Bayou Teche does best: recreate rare French/Belgian styles.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opens with a bit of a gush plus amber color and cream colored head. Pretty good head retention and lacing

S Figs and barrel

T. Follows the nose, honey and Bourbon notes up front. Dryness, figs, pears, honey sweetness as this warms. Finishes dry, sweet, with some nice barrel notes plus a little raisin

MF. Fairly thick with slight carbonation

Drinks a little slow but packed with flavor. Nice take on the style

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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, copper, with 1/3 inch head and high carbonation. Taste is honey, toasted malt, light raisin, and vanilla. Super malty treat. This is arguably my favorite beer from the brewery and easily my favorite in a bomber format. Really hits the spot. I will be getting this one again.

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Photo of Drknight
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of infinitebruner
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

April 26, 2015

22 oz. bomber, snifter

A – Deep, rich copper to light brown, a little big hazy. A half inch of off-white to light tan bubbly head with moderate-low retention.

S – This one smells like the barrel it aged in, boozy with bourbon, vanilla, and caramel-toffee prominent. Some fruity sweetness, like Madeira, probably some contribution of honey. Smells like a barrel-aged English barley wine. Little in the way of hops, yeast.

T – A lot of rich sweetness, honey, caramel, raisin, with a touch of nuttiness. Along with vanilla, an impression of real maple syrup. Hops are very low, slightly spicy or woodsy.

M – Fairly rich, moderate-heavy in body. Carbonation is moderate-high, thick and sudsy. The sweetness is all very rich and not at all cloying. Licking my lips after the drink I get leftover sugar/honey. Only a touch of bitterness on the finish. Juicy, not at all dry.

O – Not at all what I expected from a braggot, likely primarily due to the barrel aging. Comes off more as an old ale or English barley wine. Fantastic beer, barrel character is awesome, definitely a slow sipper.

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Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent. Deep brown Old Ale-ish color with a head that stays forever. Great lacing. Aroma is subtle honey with definite bourbon barrel. Taste is the same. Got for a bargain at $2.99 for bomber. More left in the store, will go back for more.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Avenue Pub. This keg was aged in Jack Daniels barrels.

A: A dusty amber, almost the color of a barleywine. A one-finger off-white head that lingers. Thick lacing.

S: Honey notes with a bourbon background. Sweet, cloying (but in a nice way).

T: The honey slides in like a deadly little bee. Sweet, smooth, dangerous. Just the right amount of sweetness. Highly drinkable. The barrel aging gives it a nice bourbon kick on the finish. This was the hit of the 5th Anniversary party, for sure.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: One of the Teche's best offerings, next to Loup Garou. A terrific braggot. Great for a nice afternoon on the balcony, awaiting the parades. Terrific.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwkdmk
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojuyt
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jmryan8
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JScoot
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Miel Sauvage from Bayou Teche Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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