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Courir De Mardi Gras | Bayou Teche Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: French Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,597
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
60
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by SMortiL987:
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3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow with a touch of red. Nice head at first which quickly fades but a persistent thin layer of head as the beer is drunk. Slight haze.

S - Bready, touch of sweetness. Something floral in the background (my current sinus issues aren't helping). Little hop aroma.

T - Malty sweetness immediately gives way to hop bitterness (some American hop best I can tell, but again, sinuses), but still malty sweetness is there. Fairly smooth and well rounded; lager like character.

M - Medium body, high carbonation.

O - Nice malty beer rounded out by the use of the hops. I would've have liked to see a hops with a little less residual bitterness, but still a very nice example.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Brewer’s intention is clear, as they mention that not many beers of this style are imported into the US, and perhaps even fewer are brewed here. Incredibly complex without losing its drinkable character. A prize choice here, we’d love to run into this brew every Fat Tuesday.

STYLE: Bière De Mars
ABV: 7.5%
AVAILABILITY: Seasonal

LOOK: Perfect lacing, pale copper hue

SMELL: Spicy, cotton candy, floral, herbal tea, bready, earthy, mild esters

TASTE: Sufficient crispness, peppery, gummy, ripe pears, slightly biscuity, vague mint, semidry palate, herbal, faint warmth, phenolic, drying finish

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Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey/gold color with a sliver of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent throughout, minimal lacing & no head retention

S: Pears & a little bit of perfumy hops,

T: Pears, woody hops, white grapes up front. More pears, white grapes, a little leafy hop & dryness as this warms. Finishes crisp, dry with winesap apples & pears

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, pretty slick as this warms

Not bad, but after trying 3 from these guys, I'm not too thrilled either. Will try more if I can something more interesting from these guys. So far, I could take or leave these guys, but they are good introductions to the styles they are doing...

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass chalice:

Pours golden with a thin white head that becomes wispy. Not much lacing sticks.

The smell is of honey, bread/grain, slight floral note.

The mild taste is of a honey-like sweetness, mildly spiced bread, slight floral hop touch in the finish.

It has a crisp, light to medium body with a rather abrupt finish..

It doesn't have the "musty" character that some examples have, which is fine because it is a very wide style - just an observation. Overall, it's pretty easy to drink. Not much going on - a pretty subtle brew. Sweet-leaning but with balance in the finish.

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Photo of bmwats
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Golden hue. Pours a quarter finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving just a dusting of foam. Effervescence continues to rise throughout. Sporadic beer ring lacing.

S: Pale grainy tone, with hints of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry.

T: Slightly bitter malt tone that presents with a surprising heartiness. Nicely balanced with a berry 'medley'.

M: Again, bitterness cuts through the palette, and lingers throughout. Light body.

D: Drink in sips, as the bitterness will dictate.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Slight head with a little lacing, and plenty of effervescence. Nose is a nice compliment of grains and mixed berry. Flavor is a bitter grain, with hints of raspberry, blueberry, and cherry. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mothman
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not at all what a biere de garde should taste like. Had a hard time with my glass.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of theboozecruise
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Chimay goblet, it's a golden orange color with minimal head. Not much retention or lacing at all.

The aroma is biscuity, malty with a little funk to it. I don't pick up any real hop presence.

The taste is more of the same, except it gets a little bitter hop note at the end of the sip. That adds a nice dimension that was missing on the nose.

Really easy to drink, it's a little thin and the bitterness lingers on the finish.

It's enjoyable but I won't be rushing out for another.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bayou Teche Courir de Mardi Gras has a think, soapy, white head and a very hazy orange appearance, with a whole lot of little particles floating about (yeast?). The aroma is faint, but one detects a bit of sweetness. Taste, however, is relatively bold, with sweet malts, bread, hop bitterness, and (I think) a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel is at least medium bodied, and Courir de Mardi Gras finishes dry and very refreshing. Overall, this is another wonderful beer from Bayou Teche Brewing.

RJT

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Photo of jjanega08
2.15/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

No freshness indicated on the bottle.

A= Pours a bright "dark piss" kinda color. The color I would imagine my piss would be tommorow morning. The head is a tight finger that holds some steady retention and some spotty lacing is left.

S= Smells a lot like butter. Huge buttery aroma with a lot of esters. Some strong green apple in it. A little biscuity as well.

T= Again just like it smells. Buttery, estery, and buiscuity. The buscuits come thorough a little more then in the aroma luckily. The off flavors are still present from the smell but a little more subdued.

M= The mouth isn't too bad actually. Nice medium mouth maybe a little more punch would be nice.

O= A beer that is filled with flaws. I have trouble finishing this. I had a friend of mine pick me up some brews from NO when she was down there and I'm happy she only brought one of these.

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Photo of McNealc31
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured with overwhelming carbonation. Actually took two pours to get the 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz glass. Clean white and fluffy head. Looks cloudy and light yellow. In fact, at first glance it looks like a hefe. Citrus sweetness and some grassiness in the aroma. The flavor is lead by sweet and slightly toasted malt, herbs, touch of grassy biterness from the hops. Banana in the finish, too.

Interesting flavors and really smooth. Worth a shot.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of tetu
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dabeers1013
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a plastic cup before the Iris parade on St. Charles St.

A: Hazy brownish/gold with a frothy one finger head that almost stayed for the parade. Lots of lacing and bubbles.

S: Picking up maple syrup, leather and some orangy citrus.

T: Really surprised in a good way! A hearty, robust taste with smokey malts, light citrus and a sweet attitude. Bready with some clove action. A slight hoppy finish.

M: Medium to heavy with chewy carbonation.

O: Glad I got more than one. This is a unique taste that I can get used to.
Let's ride out that Mardi Gras, cher.

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Photo of Francepants06
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is pale and yellow in color, with an average size head. It smells of yeast, bread, slight caramel. It taste of bread, wheat, slight slight citrus in the finish. It is a easy drinking beer. In my amateur opinion, it is too refreshing for a beer when it's still winter.

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Photo of jmbraxton
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of beaulabauve
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +38.5%

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Courir De Mardi Gras from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 60 ratings