LA-31 Bière Pâle | Bayou Teche Brewery

LA-31 Bière PâleLA-31 Bière Pâle
BA SCORE
3.43/5
324 Ratings
LA-31 Bière PâleLA-31 Bière Pâle
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States
bayoutechebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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.

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,420
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
324
pDev:
15.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 324 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.6/5  rDev +5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal hops and biscuit malts are present in the nose. It becomes a little maltier as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of biscuit hops along with notes of earthy yeast and hints of herbal hops, the latter of which also contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather interesting as it's quite different compared to typical American Pale Ales and seems a little reminiscent of a Bière De Garde.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev +14%
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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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bayou Teche LA-31

Appearance: Mainly clear gold-amber body with an orange cast to the full pint. Creamy, short head of off-white foam.

Aroma: Malty, nutty, earthy, gently herbal, lightly fruity. What hops are there are more spicy, minty, and herbal than anything else; and the fruitiness is clearly from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a median carbonation level.

Flavor: Solidly bitter right up front, supported by gently sweetish, straw-like and grainy malt with a hint of caramel and butterscotch. Perhaps a touch over-done. Some of the spicy hops sneak in, and a surprising fruitiness arises with a hint of citrus to it. The bitterness softens a bit as it warms across the middle, and it finishes in-balance with a lingering bitterness.

Overall: Interesting beer. Unique. Belgian-style but not quite... it has an American edge of un-refinement to it. Bold. Brash. Bitter. Worth trying.

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Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Brookhaven GA.
Flavor: Has a nearly equal malt/hop balance. Rather malty for style although the hops come out in the finish and aftertaste.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation.

O. More like a brown ale than an APA. Well crafted if unexceptional.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from optimator13 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light murky gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some grassy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of floral hops bitterness that has an odd herbal signature to it that I have not tasted before. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, once you get used to the taste it's a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of nickfl
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mdfb79
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours an amber color with on head or carbonation.

s - Smells of grain, bready malts, and sour dough.

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, and smooth caramel malts.

m - Medium body and high carbonation that stings the tongue.

d - An average APA; nothing really stood out about this one. Wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

another night of epic tastings before i have to take a forced long break. i decided to go with six more new beers last night and had a really fun time with them. served in pint glass and consumed on 11/05/2010.

the pour with a nice medium amber color with a good sized head of what that came up and over the top of the glass and left some nice lacing all over.

aroma of deep citrus hops, loads of rich malts balancing it out quite nicely with a smooth and even profile that was a nice, welcome way to start the evening. crisp and clean taste again with hops right up from that start off with a nice bite and move to a buttery mid palate that seems to give a bit of a fullness. clean and lightly dry finish seals it off quite nicely.

overall a really solid offering here and something i would have no issue in going back to at all.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of imbibehour
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 324 ratings
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