LA-31 Bière Joi | Bayou Teche Brewery

LA-31 Bière JoiLA-31 Bière Joi
BA SCORE
3.71/5
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
Ranking:
#26,805
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
64
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of BowmanR
4.56/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
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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Photo of Tlmader
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pxlwix
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martelljw2
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pagriley
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amandau512
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Officially "Bière Joi" (no "LA-31"), a/k/a Bière Joi Percolator Series and Bière Joi Barrel Aged, had poured from 22-oz. bomber, label stamped "L2015," into nonic 1/2-pint. As with many beers from Bayou Teche, rather different, but more than drinkable, for all that.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown with ruby highlights. Thin khaki head. Most prominent aromas are the caramel malts, coffee, and chile. Flavor is quite sweet. Great coffee and chile. I could do without the chocolate and just roll with the other flavors. Barrel is subdued, which I appreciate. Needs some bitterness to balance the sweet. Again, great use of coffee and chile. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, but has carbonation that wakes the tongue up. If this were a little less sweet and didn't have the chocolate, I would have loved it. Great coffee and chile.

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Photo of walterk
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

Coffee, chili peppers & cacao nibs in a beer, and a Dubbel at that. Surprisingly, with all that’s going on in this brew, the Dubbel is pretty well showcased, as the other flavors never push to be dominant, but complement instead.

STYLE: Dubbel
ABV: 6.0%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Nearly pitch black, cracking tan head

SMELL: Mild coffee, chili peppers, toasted wood, bready, earthy, faint boozy alcohol, brown bread

TASTE: Smooth, slick, medium body, full-malt jacket, peppery, mild twang, fresh coffee, chili warmth, modest hopping, toasted cacao nibs, chicory, walnuts, wood, semidry finish

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Photo of dwatty
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JGam115
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not so much Dubbel, but more iced coffee with jalapeno finish. Nice.

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Photo of A-Sox
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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LA-31 Bière Joi from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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