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|Bayou Teche Grenade|
|Bayou Teche LA-31 Grenade
Growing wild on our grandfather’s farm fences and in the tree lines all around our Arnaudville home, we have consumed a lot of fresh passion fruit through the years. The vines still grow abundantly around our family’s crawfish pond and behind the brewery, along the banks of the Bayou Teche. When they are in season, after a hard days work, we look forward to sitting in the shade of a large oak tree on that bayou’s bank, enjoying the pulpy fruit till we nearly make ourselves sick.
When they arrived in Acadiana, our French-speaking ancestors discovered the passion fruit growing here and named it grenade (pronounced grruh-nod). We still call it that today, the fruit’s juice has a refreshingly tropical, guava-like, sweet/tart flavor.
Grenade is our wheat beer, which we brew to quench Acadiana’s warm weather thirsts. The ale is the color of a South Louisiana sun, and pours with the bright citrus flavor of passion fruit.
It’s hot out. Find the shade of a large moss-drenched oak tree on a bayou near you, relax and enjoy a bottle. Welcome to beer drinkers’ paradise.
|Review||Reviewed: February 13, 2011
From a 12 oz. bottle, this one pours a beautiful golden color with a huge fluffy off white head that left good lacing in my glass. Smell is mild, I'm picking up some fruit and cane sugar. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Taste is light fruits, zesty spices and oranges. It finishes tangy and somewhat bitter. Overall, this is a very nice brew. It's light enough for drinking during the hot summer months, but has enough flavor to keep you satisfied. I think this would be perfect with boiled crawfish. Another solid brew from Bayou Teche. I'm giving it 3 1/2 stars, Excellent!