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LA-31 Acadie | Bayou Teche Brewery

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LA-31 AcadieLA-31 Acadie

Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 09-02-2012

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 128
Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from tap at Bulldog Midcity in New Orleans, LA. Poured a deep amber brown into pint glass. Very malty sweet aromas, with little other personality. Very sweet malty taste, with some aparent mild hop flavor as well...
Here is the thing...if you compare to how a Biere de Garde should be, it svery close to the description of the style; however, its not all that amazing. Maybe its because I havent had many of the style, but its just an ordinary malty brew to me. Drinkable, but not amazing...I guess just slightly above average to me.

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Photo of oberon
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brass color with a full half finger head that fades pretty quickly.Some bready malts and grassy/leafy hops in the nose,some mild nuttiness is detected as well.Not a flavor packed beer but there is some lighter yeasty notes along with some bready malts with a light caramel note.Pretty tame but it goes down well with food.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyable. Pours a clear light amber color with high carbonation. Filled with tropical fruits and apples. Maybe not the truest to the style but certainly one I would revisit.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
2.16/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet, with some alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Alcohol with a bittersweet fruity flavor and some malts.

Overall: Not really a brew I care for, glad to have tried it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a large, thick, fothy, durable bone-colored head that leaves globs of lacing on the glass.
Aroma. malty, floral, spicy and yeasty.
Flavor: Malty and spicy with hints of caramel and some mild hop bitterness. Feel: medium body with a fine soft feel. Slightly dry finish.

O: not great but bettter than acceptable.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of madakassal
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tetu
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Suspended
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of bsizzle74
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by 05/09/14, a little past it; let's see what we have here..

Pours an effervescent amber with a thumb of beige head. Pretty nice lacing & head retention

S: Pears, leafy hops

T: Pears, figs, leafy hops & a little caramel up front. More pears & sweet (too) apple juice & a little bit of leafy hops & dryness as this warms. Finshes dry with a little bit of woody hops & grassiness, plus pears

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

A training wheels version of the style. Not sure if freshness will really improve this. Alright to drink, but a one & done me thinks

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Photo of CraftBeerCellar-SpaCity
2.72/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer looks nice as you pour it into the glass, a dark amber color with a thin head. Taste is sweet and sour, hinting of caramel, biscuit and light honey - with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Smell is fruity.

According to Garrett Oliver, "The Brewmasters Table" the Bièr de garde pairs well with:
Bouillabaisse, Cassoulet, Charcuterie, Choucroute, Coq au vin, Crudités, Roasted Duck, Fondue, Game, Onion Tart, Pheasant, Risotto, Truffles and a variety of Cheeses.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of tr9871
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of trjones13
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a rich off white head and copper brown color. Aroma is toasty, biscuits and chocolate malt. Some spicy hops in aroma as well. Flavor is rich and complex with bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toast, cookies, alcohol and a spicy hop zing. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall very tasty and technically clean.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, malts. Taste is fruity, spices, surprising amount of alcohol considering the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an interesting take on the style, and a good beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 13, 2014.

Handsome enough medium amber pour with a little fog. A short-lived white head.

The aromas are malty, herby, faintly fruity, and basically sour.

Mildly sweet flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Creamy and smooth. Didn't blow me away but I enjoyed it enough.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlog7910
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

1.72/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Body is the color of apple cider. Head is light tan and jumps to almost an inch before it starts to fade. Scattered dots of lace are left behind. Nose is a weird mix of soured fruit and cleaning solution and fungal rot. Flavor has some vegetative notes and dirty malts. I really won't say much more then this is just a little off overall.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +10%

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LA-31 Acadie from Bayou Teche Brewery
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