LA-31 Acadie | Bayou Teche Brewery

LA-31 AcadieLA-31 Acadie
BA SCORE
3.39/5
132 Ratings
LA-31 AcadieLA-31 Acadie
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,311
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
132
pDev:
15.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Half Lager, half French farmhouse, and half Bayou- this French-style Biere de Garde boasts a bready malt upstart with just enough sweetness and spice to marry into the starch and spice of cajun cuisine.

Golden in color, the beer portrays a yeasty haze that's similar of dough itself. A thin lace of foam adorns the crown and slowly desolves thorughout the session and trailing with ribbons of lace.

Honey and caramel start the show as the beer's scent is rich with malt. A richer yeast taste gives a sense of cookie dough. But a follow of pepper, clove, and earthy cumin grounds the sweetness and brings in perfumy wood tones; reminding me of cork.

Medium-full on the palate, its buttery richess provides a sense of fullness and without distraction. Instead a smooth transition to semi-dry warmth and balanced straw-like bitterness gives the beer is refreshing citrusy qualities. Though I rather liked the beer as a non-descript Belgain-esque ale, it is timid in its funky-fresh farmhouse qualities.

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Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mothman
2.58/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not very enjoyable. Had a hard time finishing my glass. Didn't taste like the style should taste like.

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Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 10/12/2014 at Doherty’s Ale East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruit, Belgian yeast and touches of spice and hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, dark fruit and some spice. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character and some Belgian yeast. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of oberon
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
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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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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 Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
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 WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
2.56/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an orange golden color with off-white head. Biscuit, bread, cereal and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a yeasty note.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of cdwil
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeff1973
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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LA-31 Acadie from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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