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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.74%
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LA-31 Bière Pâle is crafted with imported Belgian malts and American hops and yeast. This is a distinct new style of beer - no one else in the country makes anything like it. LA-31 Bière Pâle is traditionally brewed ale; it is bronze colored and has a biscuity malt center. The beer has herbal hop flavors and a gentle, mellow bitterness. This full flavored beer is crafted to enhance the unique cuisine and lifestyle of South Louisiana.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Oh, I picked up a six pack of their smoked wheat at Rouse’s while I was in New Orleans. I get all the way back home with four beers remaining to discover there are two pale ales in there. Those sneaky bastards. . .I suppose this reinforces my idea that Bayou Tech is releasing sub par beers. I like the idea behind these two beers I’ve tried, but the execution is not exactly tasty. The biere pale has a faint grassy hop quality and a bit of buttery biscuits with a dash of caramel. However there are metallic notes that I also found quite heavy in the Boucanee and something that I can only describe as glue. Lactic sourness is again apparent. The fact that the passable hop flavor is prominent saves this from being a complete wreck, but it’s just not a great beer at the end of the day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10714) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, pine and citrus hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that retained as a thin film due to the active carbonation. The nose is lightly hoppy with a nice floral quality. There’s also a light crackery maltiness and a little yeastiness. The flavor is just lightly hoppy as well with a minimal bitterness. The malt comes across as somewhat dry and light with a little huskiness. Light bodied and very fizzy with a short floral hop finish. Not bad, but I could do with a little less fizziness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2012
12oz bottle. Golden, white head. Floral aroma. Pale malts, sharp hoppy bitterness. Sticky texture, medium bodied. (3332)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3404) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, light herbal - vegetable hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel, light herbal - vegetable hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel, some grassy - herbal hoppyness. Bit too much caramel -also could do without that vegetable hoppyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8555) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
bottle. mild dried grass / lime citrus hop character with mild resin, somewhat balanced by the toasty / crunchy cracker malt. mildly fizzy carbonation, mild froth across the middle, prickly citrus acid late with apple and pear esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2923) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Very nice. On tap at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Not a lot for a hop lover to choose from at this pub. (Tremendous tap and bottle selection just not a lot of hoppy beers.) Has a nice malty flavor with a touch of hops in the background. The flavor has the hops with a nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
On tap. Amber with a slight haze and loose head. Lightly herbal aroma and mellow caramel notes. Earthy but a little bit of phenol as well. Might be a little bit old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Smell has some nice roasty character, not sure if I like this but I will have to. lil bit bready, picking up some sour from the yeast, is this skunked? Pours hazy golden color with light carbonation. In the cup im picking up some caramel flavors. Taste is much like a homebrew kit. Green, sour, hmm bitter, ug, I didn’t think it was going to be this bad. My lips sting. Great marketing on the box. **Update - Fairly sure this is contaminated. Too Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Sample at The Cajun Cleaver. Nice Pale Ale. Poured bronze. Aroma big malty/hop mix with some fruitiness. Taste followed up well. Mediumish body with a mild bitter finish.

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