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LA-31 Bière Pâle - Bayou Teche Brewery

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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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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed copper orange, little off-white head and some retention. Scent leads with a splash of citrus and grassy hops and does little to move away from that, faint touch of lightly sugary and fresh malted grain. Taste begins with a mild presence of citrus, grassy and spicy hops, malt backbone has some light tastes of fresh grain, added sugar f. Lighter side of medium bodied, good carbonation. A decent pale that could stand a bit more hops

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 17:10:22 | More by rfgetz
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jdt

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-11-2012 01:50:48 | More by jdt
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plumlmr

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -28%

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

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-19-2012 04:53:44 | More by silvanus
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy golden brown with a finger length white head. It smells like pale malts and maybe mild citrus. The flavor is malty and hoppy. There's a spicy component to this beer thanks to the hops. The finish is bitter and dry. The mouthfeel is light to medium. It's well balanced and accompanies local cuisine pretty well. It's a very solid beer that almost feels like an IPA rather than an APA.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:02:14 | More by acevenom
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Whitrabbt74

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-04-2012 21:45:37 | More by Whitrabbt74
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-02-2012 03:25:16 | More by elgiacomo
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Meerkey

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright copper, slight haze, bubbles, huge head that stays forever and great lacing. Super attractive.

S: Light, not very strong. Some sweet malts and light citrus. Ok.

T: Refreshing, nice enough, but not exceptional. Some citrus and some malts. A little bready. Alright.

M: Nice. Creamy and smooth. Some carbonation.

O: A refreshing, drinkable beer. Attractive and feels nice, but in smell and flavor it just doesn't stand out in a crowd.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 00:15:55 | More by Meerkey
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AgentMunky

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Really nice two fingers of head with great retention. Some bubbles within the cloudy, honey-brown pale ale. Great lacing.

S: Lagery yeast and pale malts. Not unsurprising, but not particularly appealing.

T/M: Initially creamy, with a strong, substantial mouthfeel. This is exceedingly pleasant, but led me to expect a more flavorful beer. Some citrus, especially on the endtaste, but otherwise, light, malty, and...beery? Just plain. It's completely unoffensive but also literally unremarkable.

O: Not a bad beer, but just one I don't think is above average. In fact, aside from a great mouthfeel and really attractive appearance, there is nothing compellingly good or bad to say. Not recommended. Would drink again, but would never go out of my way to do so.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 00:07:19 | More by AgentMunky
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a clear light amber with a fluffy off-white head, very pretty. nose is lightly malty and a bit wheaty, mellow but nice.

Taste is a bit light and slightly astringent, but it's malty and slightly bitter on the finish, grassy hops and a sharp crisp mouthfeel. Nothing too complex but I think it's a decent example of the style and a beer that could get people to leave the BMC camp.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 22:06:24 | More by kingcrowing
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-11-2012 21:10:57 | More by FlyingYeti
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

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

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-25-2011 21:03:49 | More by Exiled
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hpthebull

California

5/5  rDev +44.1%

11-20-2011 00:30:07 | More by hpthebull
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MemphisKev

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-16-2011 02:53:15 | More by MemphisKev
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shaburnke

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-15-2011 20:48:09 | More by shaburnke
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a trade with my NOLA cousin, and am curious to see how Louisiana does pale ale.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden amber color, with a two finger head comprised of tiny bubbles that slowly reduces, leaving minimal lacing down the sides.

Has a grassy, straw like aroma. Almost funky, the malt is much more roasted than one would expect for a pale ale.

Has a peppery, hoppy taste from start to finish. Simple in its approach to the style, there's a mild honey malt backbone to the gum tingling bitter hops that are fully present.

Medium bodied, with a bitter dry finish.

A decent pale ale, solid in its approach, this is working well as a beer-in-hand while I grill up a few strip steaks for dinner.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 23:06:17 | More by TheHoppiest
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says brewed by Lazy Magnolia in Kiln, MS. for Bayou Teche. Coded "12 16", whatever that means. Pours to a creamy head and good lacing. Color is orange amber, and beer appears to be filtered. Aroma is a hit of sweet malt, caramel and grassy/spicy hops. Hints of yeast rolls. Slight phenolic detected (I have an unusually low threshold for detecting it). Flavor is a rush of sweet malt and spicy/grassy hop tones with a hit of clove (phenolic again) that gives way to a bready, toasty, but dry malt finish. Hop bitterness is low but the beer is sufficiently dry to balance. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is good. Overall, this is a good, tasty beer that most people can enjoy. It tastes like an Abita Amber would if it were pumped up a notch and brewed with a British ale yeast, which is a perfect match to the local cuisine. This is an APA in name only. I think they invented a new style.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:28:42 | More by EagleTalon
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack from Roushes in New Orleans. It poured a clear amber with a short head, but left sticky lacing. The aroma is a bread crust and light toffee mix with a touch of honey, but little hops character. There's a pleasant piney, lemon hop finish that balances out the sweet malts. This is certainly on the hoppy end of the style's spectrum, but it's a good beer. Drinkable and malty with a respectable hops component. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 22:49:41 | More by tempest
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JayAre46

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - a lightly colored amber or lamber, good white head sits on top, 1 finger, kinda rocky shows good retention. forgot to mention, i hate the bottle

A - sweet grassy aroma, grainy biscuts, the subtle sweet is throwing me off, not much of a hop aroma.

T - the beginning is not bad, grassy again, pale malt that moves into a decent bitterness not found in the aroma, a ligering green apple flavor is around, oh shit.

M - medium to light bodied, good carbonation and perfect amount of gnome stabbing on the palate. smooth? no. refreshing? almost

O - this beer pretty much is not very good, about as good as that sentence. its not bad its just not good, im glad i had the experience with bayou teche brewery. more hops, clean it up and it will be decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 03:06:44 | More by JayAre46
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a traditional copper with some slight orange hues. There is a nice 1 inch head that forms and sticks around for a while.

S - Aroma is slightly grassy and herbal and with some mild citrus. Definitely typical APA. There is also a nice supporting malt backbone. Biscuity, toasty and bready.

T & M - Flavor starts off with a more subdued hop character. There is more of a malty presence. The hops come back on the back end a give a nice citrusy punch with some slight pineapple and mango hints as well. The finish is dry, bitter and slightly fruity.

O - Good pale with a nice balance. Good flavors and mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 20:47:41 | More by JoEBoBpr
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popery

California

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes 12/20/10. Bottle. Pours a transparent medium amber-gold with a foamy white head that sticks well to the walls of the glass. The aroma has some light herbal/citric hop notes and a nice biscuity caramel malt note. More malt forward than I’m used to from CA pales but I can appreciate the direction. The taste starts sweet with some good notes of bread and citrus and finishes with a gentle but persistent bitterness. A good citrus rind/vegetal bitter note lingers in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy but gets a tad watery in the finish. A pleasant surprise and a solid enough beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 19:31:52 | More by popery
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-medium amber with a nice creamy tan head. great lacing

S-passion fruit, guava, grapefruit. smells great, but not strong enough. but wow its tasty smelling

T-comes in with a beautifully bitter tropical fruit flavor.its a good quality taste but doesn't last too long before heading in to a hoppy/grainy after-taste that reminds me of a pilsner. its really tasty.

M-medium carbonation with a good crisp finish

O-well this is probably one of the best APAs i've ever had. its so hoppy that it borderlines a full IPA. the tastes all mesh together so well. i could drink this all night long. this needs to be everywhere! this is very well put together. find this, and buy this!

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2011 23:14:13 | More by AdamBear
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tolann and her friends for sharing beers a month or so back at her basement party. This one poured a pale amber color with a small white head. I got some tartness on the nose, with aromas of biscuit and hops. On the palate, light bodied with a little tartness, some hops and biscuit.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 20:26:53 | More by emmasdad
LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.