LA-31 Bière Joi | Bayou Teche Brewery

BA SCORE
84
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64 Ratings
LA-31 Bière JoiLA-31 Bière Joi
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 02-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

$ 7.57 (Including tax)/22 oz bomber ($ 0.344/oz) at Total Wine – The Rim, SATX
Bottle marked L2015 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – roasted malt and coffee; fades rapidly to nothing
Head large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive pour), tan, frothy, diminishing to a four mm ring and thin layer with a small rocky island
Lacing - none
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – basically weak coffee and not much of that; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl. However, there is a slight chili aftertaste.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Did I buy a bottle of coffee with chili peppers added? Well, the label says “Malt beverage brewed with coffee with natural flavors added” so this is probably some type of fermented product. And it’s in a bomber in which I don’t usually see coffee, so again possibly some type of fermented product. But so are soy sauce and nuoc mam, not my usual breakfast fare. Anyway, not particularly beerish.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.75.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pint at Bulldog Midcity. Ruby orange brown color with thin head. Smells of bitter roasted malts - but very subtle. Taste is very very nutty, bitter coffee/malt. Not very pleasant but not bad either. Its really nutty...kind of weird, but the coffee is well hidden behind the nutty flavor. Did I mention nutty?
Its ok; definitely not a traditional dubble, but its an ok brew. Meh.

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3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Besides the obvious coffee that is on the label, not much going on to tell a buyer what kind of style beer is within the bottle. Basically a beer with Primo's Peppers and Mello Joy coffee.

A - Pours a dark amber brown body with laces of light brown amber around the edges. Has a one finger khaki head.

S - Sweet caramel with milk chocolate and light coffee.

T - Light dark chocolate (may'be 70% cocoa?) developing into weak (watered down?) coffee notes and finishing with some pepper heat. The peppers aren't overwhelmingly hot and add a nice element to the beer.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Prickly on the mouth, not smooth.

O - A dubbel can be a boring style to me. This puts an interesting twist on it.

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3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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LA-31 Bière Joi from Bayou Teche Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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