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LA-31 Bière Pâle - Bayou Teche Brewery

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78
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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
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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Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

doppleb, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

vfgccp, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

gwiedman1, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3/5  rDev -12.5%

First off, this is way more English pale ale than American to me. There is a minimal hop influence that should be a good bit more. I'm not talking that I want an obnoxious slap to the mouth. I just want something. Or, something more. Nice toasted tone to it, if I'm going to be positive about something.

This was an expensive single, even by NYC standards. I would expect more for the price. Though I am happy to support a brewery out of a state that doesn't have a robust brewing scene.

RblWthACoz, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of JDavidF
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

JDavidF, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%

Appearance: An impressive arrival, with a two-fingered head squatted on the amber liquid; delivered copious amounts of lace on the way down

Smell: Graham cracker malt, with nuts, stone fruit and earthy hops

Taste: Graham cracker malt, up front, with the fruits, nuts and herbal hops building in the middle; well-balanced, after the swallow and in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nothing spectacular and, for a new "style" it could have more of a Belgian character; still the malt flavors were intriguing and while there is not that much of a hop profile, the beer was very well-balanced

brentk56, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

coldriver, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jk3, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

TimoP, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

jkn09, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

squidrobot, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Flashyspoons, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%

12 ounce bottle -> Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

This beers pours up a very clear medium glod with a nice one finger head, and plenty of lacing. The nose is pine, biscuit, resin, grasses, and citrus. Taste is fairly mild but pretty well balanced between malt and hops. Mouthfeel is nice with adequate carbonation. A decent beer if undistinguished.

Mojo, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

dugly2ugly, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Bearman13, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

wo87810, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

catfan2000, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

mhaugo, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

ssimpson89, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

AlexM, Nov 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

JVan, Nov 06, 2012
LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.