Courir De Mardi Gras | Bayou Teche Brewery

Courir De Mardi GrasCourir De Mardi Gras
BA SCORE
3.61/5
60 Ratings
Courir De Mardi GrasCourir De Mardi Gras
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Francepants06 on 01-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,755
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
60
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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 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 mdfb79
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 Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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 JamesStreet
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz into nonic pt glass
Best by: 05/08/14

A - poured orange-yellow, slightly cloudy. Not much head but substantial lace down glass
S - earthy breadiness but somewhat tame maltiness. A little hint of citrus (maybe even strawberries), yeasty.
T - really get a wheaty, straw-like presence with the citrus (mostly orange zest) coming through. Not much hoppiness except for a slight bitterness as it rolls down your throat.
M - excellent light-bodied mouthfeel. It almost "rushes" down your palate.
O - fairly solid beer for what it is. As someone who has (and still) participated in the real "courir de mardi gras", this would be a very solid option on a hayride or horseback. While the taste lacks any "wow factor", this beer is super easy to drink and would go great for a day of reveling the countryside and chasing chickens. Pleasant surprise!

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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 JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Pens1967
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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 BigGold
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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