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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haugeberg (72) - - NOV 24, 2012
Drank from snifter poured from 12 oz glass. Good hop profile. Almost seems like an ipa, but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkinhead2 (806) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
Bière orangée tirant un peu vers le jaune, bien voilée avec multitude de petites particules visibles, très belle effervescence uniforme et soutenue, et surmontée d’un col jaunâtre assez large, très dense, très mousseux, de la véritable crème fouettée, et qui semble éternel. Arômes de pain grillé avec tout de même beaucoup de gros grain brut rôti et sucré. Effluves de sucre d’orge, cassonade, caramel… Odeurs houblonnés davantage en arrière-plan, le houblon semble principalement résineux (conifère, épinette…), mais également un peu herbacé, poivré et légèrement fruité (agrumes, pamplemousse surtout…). Par moment, les arômes semblent tendre un peu plus vers les noix et la terre, voire les figues et même la fumée… Nez intéressant et agréable, belle complexité, bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue, breuvage mousseux à l’onctuosité moyenne-faible au palais. Au goût, malt passablement céréalier, gros grain moyennement rôti, on croirait à l’utilisation de seigle, pain de seigle grillé, saveur tout de même assez poivrée provenant fort probablement du houblon… Saveurs également quelque peu sucrées, sucres mi-foncé (sucre d’orge, cassonade, caramel…). Goût plus terreux par moment, tendance noix… En bouche, le houblon semble principalement poivré, avec quelques tonalités résineuses et herbacées, léger pamplemousse. Finale présentant une amertume assez légère, alcool perceptible. APA assez originale qui me fait penser par moment à une bonne Oktoberfest. Très bon équilibre malt/houblon, très bon goût, belle complexité, bonne intensité en bouche. Très bonne bière!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnicornBrewing (5) - - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
Taste develops from first opening til end of bottle, super fruity like driving in country spring day, slow and quiet enough to hear bees buzz, a fine one to turn French Canadians on to while visiting the region. Picked up at Whole Foods, ugh, have kombucha in three different places. The kind of beer that would be sold in biergarten at Willie Wonka’s factory. Mid life aroma, like a sophisticated perfume developed over many seasons in the heat. Sultry voice lays a heavy breath on back of neck, a whole other wave of aromatics as her hair dangles around your face, hitting olfactory delights seated in childhood candy shops, cloudy with a silt laden atmosphere waiting to spring into moss. Goes down easy as a nap in a hammock, next to a brook cooling the air with droning tribal chill upstream evaporating into natural air conditioning. Picking this up worth the work day trip to Whole Foods no matter how convoluted their shop is. Part 2, Instacart took me to Whole Foods again, took a while to find it, as with everything else in that store, seems like it’s the same batch as earlier, a bit older tasting. The cap has a big role in the aroma and flavor drunk out of bottle. Whoever is making this seems like the kinda country Cajun chef who can make armadillo taste great and gator tail tender enough to eat with a minimum of dental care. Foam quiet as night on bayou where even the crickets and frogs know better than to make their presence known to the swamp folk who will use the former as a spicy batter addition when frying up the latter. Smells like a good old beer that someone in overalls would recognize as such, yet please the inner epicure responsible for the large belly despite lack of fast food and even grocery stores. Copper color precious like that of some treasured trinket kept under the bed in a special box by some kid who does not have tv to substitute for imagination. Grateful the fine people of Bayou Teche share this creole of sorts between modern west coast pale ale but with Belgian malts and German lager style Liberty hops.Part 2, Instacart took me to Whole Foods again, took a while to find it, as with everything else in that store, seems like it’s the same batch as earlier, a bit older tasting. The cap has a big role in the aroma and flavor drunk out of bottle. Whoever is making this seems like the kinda country Cajun chef who can make armadillo taste great and gator tail tender enough to eat with a minimum of dental care. Foam quiet as night on bayou where even the crickets and frogs know better than to make their presence known to the swamp folk who will use the former as a spicy batter addition when frying up the latter. Smells like a good old beer that someone in overalls would recognize as such, yet please the inner epicure responsible for the large belly despite lack of fast food and even grocery stores. Copper color precious like that of some treasured trinket kept under the bed in a special box by some kid who does not have tv to substitute for imagination. Grateful the fine people of Bayou Teche share this creole of sorts between modern west coast pale ale but with Belgian malts and German lager style Liberty hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2016
On tap at 13, French Quarter, NOLA, 29.4.16. Clear amber with a white head. Malt and a little floral aroma. Lightly bitter, mostly sweet and fruity taste of soft plum and pear. Medium body, quite malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Veiled golden color with weak activity. Thick white 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with some sticky legs. Aromas of caramel, sweet grains, and a floral bouquet. Flavors of strong roasted grains, caramel, lemon, orange, floral and herbal spices. Nice sweet bready feel with a pleasant sharpness. Slick medium to heavy body with perfect carbonation. Medium strength finish ending with sugary roasted malt, slightly spicy, lemony and a lingering biscuity feel. Overall a very good craft offering complex tasty flavors, good freshness, well intensified and balanced. I really enjoyed the malt quality and the nice bread taste it produce.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pours an amber color. About one finger white head. Very light retention, no lacing.

Aroma is metallic. Medium roasted malts, and lots of it. Maybe some caramel. There’s a fair amount of floral hops.

Taste is malty sweet. But I can’t get over the metallic taste.

Mouthfeel is medium light body. Metallic with metallic finish.

Overall, something is not right here. It’s so metallic, it covers up everything else. The hops are weird, and give it a weird nasal feeling. No, I can’t recommend this. I might be willing to try this again, if I had reason to believe something was different about it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1347) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange with a moderate beige head. Yeasty, spicy malt / hop nose. Upfront, more yeasty, biscuit maltiness. Spicy hops in middle, though subdued. Refreshing and drinkable, with some bitter pine notes in finish. Enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft in NOLA. Pours bronze with thin off-white head. Bread and citrus and pine following. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a nice orangish color. Aroma is big floral hops and roasted malts. Flavor of a classic pale, big hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2280) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Nice citrusy and Belgian flavors. Balanced. Not bitter just enjoyable. Malt is there but citrus is most present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - APR 20, 2016
5.74%ABV. American Pale ale. Tapped out Amber. 16ºSRM. Nose had some nice pine and citrus peel. Mouthfeel is soapy. There are nice toasted malty flavors. The hops are pine, grass, pine sap, hint of spicy, maybe mint. so nice hyssop profile. Some hemp funkiness in the end which suggests some nice resinous flavors. Finish is medium and pleasantly funky hoppy, though not obviously so. An almost flowery, perfumed finish. Goes on Favorites List!


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