LA-31 Bière Pâle
Bayou Teche Brewery

LA-31 Bière PâleLA-31 Bière Pâle
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Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States
American Pale Ale
3.44 | pDev: 15.12%
Mar 02, 2021
Apr 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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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, rated "79 Okay" on BA, let's see if I like it or not...
$1.99 single
No date (jackasses)
Crooked Stave glass

Lager color with chill haze and a creamy cap of 2 fingers leaving tons of lace obliterating the glass. (these guys are good at that)

Aroma from the bottle is a little barley husk and a hint of hop greenery, maybe a bit of rainstorm. The aroma from the glass is spoiled hops and lemon peels with slight orange peels.

Flavor brings hop spoilage out front, followed by a hit of perfume, then some dried wood, a little spice, and some grapefruit peel and orange peel. Hits the refreshing mark well. It's not the worst pale ale ever, but it's sure not interesting. Finishes like a Budweiser.

Feel is crisp, clean, heavily carbonated, medium bodied, almost drinks like a dry pilsner.

Overall, not a stunner in the least. I could see this going good with crawfish though. Personally I won't return to it, especially with their lack of bottle dating. I think I'm gonna leave a note on their brewery door.
Mar 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.59/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hints of estery yeast are present, but don't fit in with the mediocre floral hop profile showcased here. 2-row/pale malt, some grassiness...meh. It's a shrug of a mundane beer with uneven malt/hop imbalance and a dull hop profile.

I can't imagine anyone who's tried this would pick up a sixer of it over Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (which is both cheaper and better), let alone premium regional or local pale ales.

Sep 28, 2019
Rated: 4.58 by J-Dog86 from Louisiana

Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by Mortarforker from Texas

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 3.47 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2019
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Rated by Ep2022 from Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
I live in Louisiana and this is great beer for a Louisiana brewery. Taste like a Juicey ipa to me but It may not be very bubbly/sudzey which I love
Apr 10, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Malacant from Louisiana

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 3.32 by MGoeltz from Tennessee

May 11, 2018
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Rated by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nothing special, nothing upsetting. This is just a solis average pale ale from LA.
May 05, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by socon67 from New York

Mar 08, 2018
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Reviewed by RedboneBeer from Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A very pale ale with a solid malt backbone with evergreen and citrusy undertones and a boozy finish. Big head that diminishes quickly.
Very balanced and quite delicious.
Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by animal69 from Louisiana

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-murky pale amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Some stringy lace ran here and there.
The aroma had some biscuit clean malts, some sweetness and muted dried citrusy hops.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a drying hoppiness underneath. Bitterness seemed fairly displaced and it had a biscuit-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish leaned into the malts.
Overall, almost seemed like a cross between an English and an American pale ale. Maybe again.
Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 2.55 by itsZachShaw from New York

Aug 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a large excessive foamy head with average retention and not much lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with fruity ester is OK. Taste is a messy mix of dry caramel malt with some fruity ester and light herbal hops with quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is full with excessive carbonation. I’m not even sure what to make of this beer but not something I will need to re-visit anytime soon.
Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 3.46 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 29, 2017
LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 336 ratings