LA-31 Bière Noire | Bayou Teche Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We use specially roasted German malts and select American hops which provide our LA-31 Bière Noire a small bite of noble bitterness and a dry, French roasted coffee flavor.

Added by EgadBananas on 10-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. Illegibly stamped in the bottom right-hand corner of the label.

A: A gentle pour results in 85% of my glass immediately filling with head. I am nonplussed. Slowly, terribly slowly, the beer level rises. The monstrous head is textured, creamy, and pitted. The beer is dark chestnut, but crystal clear in direct lighting.

S: Roasted malts have a sweetish cereal tint.

T: Erm...I don't know if the beer is supposed to be like this. Thin and sour, with lots of fruity strangeness before a lightly bitter endtaste. It tastes like a Schwarzbier, but the mouthfeel accentuates the almost metallic sweetness that pervades most of the taste. Carbonation is spotty.

O: While open to the possibility that this is just a bad bottle, because the beer wasn't *obviously* faulty, I review it anyway. A mediocre black ale with half-hearted roast and a really offputting mouthfeel. Not recommended.

EDIT: After making it through half the glass (and eating some food), the beer is starting to grow on me. Perhaps I was a little harsh. Bumping the Mouthfeel from 1.5 to 2.0 accordingly. It's still not great, but it's drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Looks and pours exactly like coca-cola

S: Dried fruit (prunes), root beer, hints of vanilla, lightly toasted bread. Odd new car kind of smell.

T: Very soda like. Milk chocolate, charred wood aftertaste

F: Light bodied, mildly acidic & carbonated, leaves a slick residue on teeth

O: Not very complex, but very smooth, balanced, and satisfying. Similar to a black & tan. As others have said: easily drinkable

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3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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LA-31 Bière Noire from Bayou Teche Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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