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LA-31 Bière Pâle - Bayou Teche Brewery

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LA-31 Bière PâleLA-31 Bière Pâle

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of FLima
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber color with a thick beige head with medium retention.
Mild aroma of caramels, bread and yeast.
Flavor with notes of caramels, herbal hops, papaya, butterscotch, spices and yeast. Just a hint of pine that gets stronger once it warms up. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
A malty English Pale Ale going towards an Amber, don't expect an APA with citrus flavor and its bitterness.
Ap.3.5 Ar.3 Sab.3,25 Sens.3,25 Cj.3,25

FLima, Today at 10:05 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

dankjohn, Wednesday at 11:54 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

wesley777, Tuesday at 04:56 AM
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3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

DrJones, Tuesday at 03:07 AM
Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Served on draft in a shaker pint glass.

Dark copper in color, white head. Earthy hop and sweet malt aroma. A bit of caramel in the taste, herbal hops, okay flavors . Medium body and carbonation.

jmdrpi, Sep 11, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

BowmanR, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ckr1451, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass. Best by Nov 16th 2014.

Lots of cola sticking bubbles on the sides of the glass. A white simple head of three fingers forms, but disappears quickly into a thick bubbly collar and thin puck. Body color is a cloudy orange amber, somewhat hazy as well.

An interesting perfume and floral sweetness, coupled with a mild sugar brown sweetness. Kind of minimal and not really that impressive, but a good decent malt backbone aroma. A little bit of sweet clove character as well. A bit subdued.

Palate hits interestingly. Aftertaste has a good thick caramel finish, with a hint of pine like hop and coating. Mild sense of treacle and molasses, with a tight and crispy like finish. An interesting balance and almost toffee crisp but fleeting, with a good thick and controlled coat in the palate, hitting every crevice of the palate.

Overall seems disappointing at first, but actually improves. Worth exploring, and a for a second drink someday.

smakawhat, Sep 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Ross_S, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

dextermcgurk, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bsm80x, Jul 31, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I saw LA 31 at a liquor store in Florida and it intrigued me. I was excited to try it, but the excitement left when I opened the first bottle. The beer had a good smell and look, but it's taste was lacking. The initial taste was decent but the after tast was no good. It was too bitter. Overall, it was a decent beer but I would not buy it again.

Tyhuff3, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

memphischas, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

ahommell, Jul 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

fosters9, Jul 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

pretext, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

joe_hurd, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

StaveHooks, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

juzh12, Jul 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

noperative, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

sneaks2210, Jul 05, 2014
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LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.