LA-31 Bière Pâle | Bayou Teche Brewery

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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
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.89%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Photo of godawgs
2.82/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jwc215
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber with a thin head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel. A bit of metallic herbal notes.

The taste is of caramel, some candy and a touch of metallic floral/herbal notes. Leans malty. The subtle, floral hops almost clash.

Lighter-side of the APA spectrum.

Something about it almost clashes, as noted above. Mild caramel with some herbal notes. Even if I wanted a malt-leaning APA, I doubt I would choose this one (unless it was a limited selection.) The overall character didn't make me want more than the one.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevotex
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jose9e
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of h4ger
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sohearn
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brevbin
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattSlem
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scalffd
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbeervt
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with pry-off cap poured into a pint glass. Best By date of 04/04/2015

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Mild notes of caramel, toffee and some slight floral hop aromas

Taste: Similar to the aroma but stronger with an underlying hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium with a crisp finish

Overall: A great pale ale for someone looking for balance. All the right notes are here including some caramel malt flavors, hop bitterness, and some yeast esters all with a good clean finish. Pairs very well with LA cuisine. A solid offering, but this will seem underwhelming to those who prefer the highly hopped APAs.

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LA-31 Bière Pâle from Bayou Teche Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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