ronaldtheriot (780) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bayou Teche LA-31 Biere Pale has a medium, off-white head and a very clear, sparkling amber color. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma is of hops, yeast, and bread, with a citrus aspect. Taste is very good and full, with a strong orange or marmalade component. The bitter hops level is enjoyable. Mouth-feel is medium, and this beer finishes wet. Overall, this is a delicious beer, and I highly recommend it.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Royal Street Bar (a.k.a. R-Bar) in New Orleans. Pours a clear orange-amber with almost no head into a pint glass. Aroma of biscuity malts, clean herbal hops, tea leaves, grass, and caramel. Flavor of biscuity malts, tea, herbal hops, honey, caramel, and a ton of booze. Alcohol is prevalent all the way through, including the finish and aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Really interesting beer, and don’t go into this one expecting a typical APA.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Barley Oak (and other places) and in bottles at many local supermarkets in southeastern LA. Copper colored pour with a medium sized head that lasts. Nice lacing. Sweet, woody, nutty, aroma. Smooth mild taste of a nice blend of malts with a nicely understated spice of hops. Tingly on the palate and full bodied. Sort of a tingling tart finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours amber with a white head. One of the bartenders described this to me as a "french-style" pale ale, and I was expecting something like a Fisher, but I think I understand now what she meant. This is unusual for an APA. At first it comes across mild and sweet with a good hop content. However, as you get into the pint (and as it begins to warm) this beer definitely takes on the harsh take-no-prisoners bicarbonate and wood rasp that I typically get out of an APA. So what does this all mean? Well, I think I really like it. It’s like an ale version of Toronto’s Steamwhistle beer.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to americanbrew. gold with a white head. nose is earth, spices, malts, and not much else. nice on the palate, flavor is malty, spicy with an earth finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle thanks to americanbrew. poured yellow with white bubbles trying to form a head. aroma and flavor were buttery grains with a light body.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, marshmallow (odd), florals, and grass. Flavor of caramel malt, pine, grass, and biscuit.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle best by 6-24-10 thanks to AmEricanbrew; this beer also said Lousiana is a beer lover’s paradise.. WTF??) clear amber pour with light bubbles. Nose of sweet cereal grains, and honey. Taste of honey, sweet grains with a creamy slick finish.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to americanbrew, amber color with small foam, aroma is of musty karo syrup, flavors of bready malt, fruits, bland finish
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Americanbrew for sharing this beer.
The beer pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is grassy and spicy hops as well as straw. The flavor is grassy, spicy hops with some apple and wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.