Saison D'écrevisses | Bayou Teche Brewery

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Saison D'écrevissesSaison D'écrevisses

Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 03-05-2013

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Photo of F_Amor
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light saison that would pair nicely with spicy seafood like crawfish. I refer to this as a light saison, as it doesn't have the overbearing spiciness of so many saisons. Cool label. I'd buy this again for the next time I go to a Louisiana seafood feast or just to drink on a warm day.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold color with off-white head. Caramel malts, light funk, farmhouse saison yeastiness, and some bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a typical saison funk and a slight spice.

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

Poured into tulip, nice 2 finger head that hangs around for a while, reduced to nice lacing on the glass. Color is an orangish amber, residual haze, my fault I upended the bottle. Smell is sharp, peppery and grassy to the nose. Taste matches the smell, coats the tongue and delivers a sharp spicy slap. It is not the best tasting saison, but it isn't the worse. Picking up some mild gum flavoring from the yeast, the pepper is there and a little alcohol is shining thru. Typical saison finish, somewhat dry. Beer is far from thin, has a nice mouthfeel, but the gum flavor is what is stopping me from living this more. I have a feeling that this would be a great beer with food, that would hide some of the stuff I am not liking about this one. All said and done, I would drink it again simply because of my love of Saison's and south Louisiana.

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Photo of bcp5296d
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Interesting. From tulip glass. Loads of orange zest, a tad funk, and hops on the nose. Light carb for the style And more hops than usual which is interesting but not great. Definitely interesting, and I dig the orange zest notes, but not my favorite saison.

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Photo of tigg924
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly above average saison that hits all of the expected notes. Taste is lemon, honeydew melon, and light grass. Above average, but there are others I prefer in the style.

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Photo of helios7
2.68/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

You can tell from the nose you're in for a saison, but something about it seems "off." The body follows through with that odd character. Something isn't quite right.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bayou Teche Brewery Saison D'ecrevisses

Appearance: solid amber, puffy head and a bit of lacing.

Smell: fermenting fruits and a barley backbone.

Taste: sour citrus and apple notes and a hint of barley in the backbone.

Mouthfeel: medium and sour with a pleasant smoothness.

This would pair very well with boiled crawfish. I really wish I had some to go along with this brew. It is not the most complex, but one can find many fruits included inside. This would be great in a session.

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Photo of thebigredone
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Huh, very surprised to see the decent reviews on this beer.

Let's get down to it, there were basically no saison aspects to this beer. Tastes like a light beer with some odd sweetness on the end. No discernible peppery or spicy notes.

Overall, this was a fail. Perhaps we had a bad/old bottle, but this was mediocre at best.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out like a light pale ale with a thin head. Smell is strong of herbal, floral hops with some caramel backing. Not much yeast presence. A little bit of diacetyl? Taste is about the same. Yeast is barely there. Some caramel malt sweetness is apparent. This reminds me more of what you'd think of as a biere de garde as it is more malt and hop forwarded than yeast forwarded. Kind of toasty in the finish. Mouthfeel could use a little more punch. Overall this isn't that bad. Ridiculous label.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bayou Teche Brewery - Saison D'écrevisses

Got this thanks to a friend and shared it with a friend.

Look - Pours an almost clear golden with a slight copper hue. Thick foamy head with chunks of dense lacing. Slight carbonation.

Smell - Sour Belgian yeast Saison. The sour is almost slightly bitter. Floral. Proves a point.

Taste - light watery with a smooth sour yeast and a surprisingly bitter pinch. Crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel - If Saison was a lemonade, and that lemonade was a beer, this would be it. Thirst quenching and crisp. Not boozy. Great drinkability. Dry as hell. Light bodied.

Overall - Quite a take on this style. Remarkably dry, crisp and refreshing. Maybe not the best representation of this style but as a Summer brew goes, this definitely works.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sample of this at a beer tasting at Weidmanns in Meridian.

Pours golden color with bright white head that lingers pretty well.

Lots of plum and banana notes from the Belgian yeasts. Taste is similar with hints of grassiness. Very bitter in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and dry. Average carbonation.

Overall this is good. Worth a try.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass

A: Hazy golden with a white half finger head that slowly dissipated down the bayou.

S: Light malts, citrus-y, floral.

T: Light, fresh. Yeasty. I'm picking up lemons. Malts slide in with a light peppery finish.

M: Light to medium; low to medium carbonation.

O: I was hoping for better, but to me, it's just average. A good session beer for summer and crawdads. Wish I'd had a couple pounds of mudbugs to try some with; sounds like a great pairing.

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Photo of bmwats
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Golden, ruby hue. Pours about a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a smattering of bubbles. Tiny effervescence rises throughout. Thick lacing remains.

S: White bread and hay, with just the slightest raspberry and orange citrus tone.

T: Grainy and earthy, with a nice moderate bitter hop, bitter pecan shells, and a distant rumor of fermented fruit.

M: Light body, crisp character, steely feel remains throughout experience. Just a bit of a bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy, or powerdrink... your choice.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, pretty heavy carbonation, bubbly head, and pretty solid lacing. Nose is bready with slight fruit notes. Grainy flavor with a really nice hop balance, a tease of fruit finishes it off. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a couple of inches of foam that deliver a respectable amount of lacing

Smell: Caramel malt, with a peppery/herbal aspect

Taste: Caramel malt, up front, with a spicy herbal character that develops, in the middle; after the swallow, there is a bit of the farmhouse in the profile, though the overall effect is more of a spicy/herbal amber

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Had this with a crawfish boil and it is a terrific pairing as the malt and the peppery phenols pair nicely with the spices that are added to the boil

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Photo of cvm4
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear, light amber with a one finger frothy head.

S - Herbal/vegetable, light spices & bready malts.

T - Lemon zest & grassy hops along with light belgian yeast qualities.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, crisp & easy drinking.

O - I can see the saison qualities. It would pare well with crawfish since it's not overly spiced.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bayou Teche Saison D’Ecrevisses has a thin, off-white head, and a very clear, brilliant golden appearance with some bubble streams and essentially no lacing left behind. But, later, when I swished the bottom of the bottle, it produced a thick, froathy head, with a heavy lacing sheen. The aroma is of rich, spicy malt, and maybe some sort of light, caramel candy. Taste is of the spicy, peppery rye malt, sweet and yeasty white bread, bread crust, and a good, hearty hop bitterness to back it up. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with a bit of slickness, and Bayou Teche Saison D’Ecrevisses finishes mostly dry, lively, and drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful beer, and I hope you’ll get to try it!


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Photo of EgadBananas
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Looks as though this is the first beer bottled at Bayou Teches actual brewery, as opposed to being brewed at Lazy Magnolia. nice!

Pours clear, dark golden, bright white head. Little lace. Big biscuit notes, toffee, nutty, herbal, spicy. Unique, but highly drinkable. Herbal spicy Belgian yeast notes, bitter, light bready and start biscuit notes, nutty, and twangy. Carbonation is light, and light body. Slick, some oily texture.

It's uniquely good....plenty Saison qualities, but it branches on its own.

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Photo of acevenom
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours clear golden-orange with abundant carbonation and a thick, white head. Some splotchy lacing is left on the side of the glass as the head recedes. There are aromas of barley malt, peppery rye malt, and lemon. The smell is bright and refreshing. The malts do come through in the flavor, but the peppery flavors hit up front. I get the lemon flavor as well as some grassy type hops. The malt provides a nice bready body. The body is medium with strong carbonation. The finish is very dry and the drinkability is pretty high. This is a very good beer that I could imagine pairing with a crawfish boil. The guys at Bayou Teche are continuing to deliver good things.

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Photo of Jason
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Brilliant brassy hue, very bubbly with a decent lacing. Smells spicy with green peppercorn, dried hay & medicinal phenols. Nice crisp pop, moderate size body and pretty smooth. Very biscuity, faint lemon, grassy, mildly astringent, earthy hops, gummy, spicy grain, peppery alcohol, dried apricots. Finish nearly all the way dry, kiss of maltiness in the end.

Unique with very bold complexities thrown down on my palate. I can completely see how you'd want to pair this with a crawfish boil.

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Saison D'écrevisses from Bayou Teche Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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