Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Bayoue Teche Brewery Cocodrie Tripel Ale

(8.00% ABV) Cocodrie -- the French word for alligator -- was poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass at the home office. This beautiful honey colored beer had a fluffy white head that refused to leave, like a houseguest who has overstayed their welcome -- except in this case, the lacing added nicely to the beer's overall effect as the glass slowly drained.

The beer's smell was the combination of of the yin-like funkiness of yeast and the yang-like sweetness of orange, with a hint of dry apple to balance the twin scents out.  We tasted many of the same flavors upon drinking Cocodrie, with some wheat thrown in for good measure, and there was just a hint of hoppy bitterness at the end. Cocodrie had a long and smooth, dry finish, and alcohol was very well hidden. A-

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