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LA-31 Bière Pâle - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-15-2010

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.
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3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.