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LA-31 Bière Pâle - Bayou Teche Brewery

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Using Belgian malts and American hops and yeast, LA-31 Bière Pâle is a distinct new style of beer. Traditionally brewed, we classify it as a Bière Pâle, or Louisiana Pale Ale. It is bronze colored with a biscuity malt center, herbal hop flavors and a gentle, mellow bitterness. This beer is crafted to enhance the unique cuisine and lifestyle of South Louisiana.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-15-2010)
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drinkAK

Alaska

1.25/5  rDev -64%

07-12-2013 17:10:39 | More by drinkAK
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TheResidentialOP

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -42.4%

05-29-2012 23:42:32 | More by TheResidentialOP
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darendollar

Oklahoma

2.2/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was intrigued by a beer I'd never heard of before and because I appreciate pale ale's I thought it would be fun to try. The beer is fairly balanced but has a strange finish that can be detected in the aroma as well. It's almost as if the quality of the ingredients, hops in particular, are second rate.

Overall, I was not impressed but not about to spit it out or throw it away. A slightly below average beer (especially at $10.00 for a six pack)

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 03:46:42 | More by darendollar
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ducksare

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

05-26-2014 23:33:27 | More by ducksare
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Flashyspoons

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

02-14-2013 06:18:48 | More by Flashyspoons
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had another of this breweries' beers a couple of hours ago at a local bar and it was decent. So, I had high hopes for this one. Let down. However, I did get it at a quick mart, so can't expect too much. Poured with decent white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Flavor is light struck and a bit skunky. Hops taste a bit stale too. And maybe oxidized - wet paper. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor. Wont' finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 02:06:53 | More by drpimento
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Zakk

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28%

06-02-2012 23:16:03 | More by Zakk
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

01-04-2012 02:06:08 | More by IdrinkGas
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plumlmr

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -28%

02-29-2012 01:20:25 | More by plumlmr
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JF1917

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

05-22-2013 22:51:05 | More by JF1917
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wiltznucs

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-23-2013 18:08:29 | More by wiltznucs
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Reaper16

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-28-2012 21:07:20 | More by Reaper16
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Bill_Murray

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-29-2013 16:47:09 | More by Bill_Murray
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BamaBeer


2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I purchased this beer in a bottle and poured into a pint glass. I, like one earlier reviewer, had about 85% of my glass filled with a heavy foamy head. This head took forever to dissipate. Once it settled there was a small ring. Taste was good overall. Just enough carbonation to compliment the coffee notes in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 02:54:08 | More by BamaBeer
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JDavidF

Louisiana

2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tastes like Sam Adams made with Louisiana water.

The 1st sentence is wholly accurate it's just that I have to use a minimum of 250 characters.
Crap, still like 90 characters to go. Well, I'm from La. and in my opinion they used well water or maybe even bayou water. I notice it in the after-taste, but overall it's ok.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 03:23:46 | More by JDavidF
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Quinnpin

Louisiana

2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: a little darker than i expected, a deep gold. not much head

S: not much there, maybe a bit of fruit but cant really find what it is. as it warmed it picked up some.

T: a little bitter for my taste in a lighter beer, up front a little citrus, and on the end some pine notes.

M: not much here, light and kinda clean.

D: as it went on and warmed it got better and would drink in spring/summer... as its cold as hell out tonight. and would with Louisiana spice and seafood.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 23:41:26 | More by Quinnpin
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champ103

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Walk On's in Lafayette.

A: Pours with a light haze. Golden/orange color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute to nothing. Light lace.
S: Soapy, oily hops. Buttery diacetyl. Plenty of flaws in the nose.
T: Lightly soapy with that same diacetyl kind of flavor. Though more of a floral, grassy, citrus flavor. Some caramel malt as well. Still the same flaws.
M/D: A light and thin body. A bit under carbonated. Easy enough to drink. I finished the pint without a problem.

Not really bad, but enough flaws (soap, oil, diacetyl) to keep me from coming back.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 01:48:35 | More by champ103
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-10-2013 19:06:00 | More by JamesStreet
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JustinQ

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-05-2012 01:11:12 | More by JustinQ
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Daktah

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-02-2014 17:47:47 | More by Daktah
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-17-2014 20:30:32 | More by NJBeer265
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akinsja

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-29-2011 15:44:41 | More by akinsja
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-21-2014 22:49:45 | More by KevMo84
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-02-2012 19:58:35 | More by sd123
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electtodefer

New York

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-10-2014 18:37:09 | More by electtodefer
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LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.