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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.74%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18802) - Beder, Aarhus, - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ken1. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180513


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4431) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pale semi-clear orange. White foamy head. Some fruity notes on the nose, lemon and citrus. Dusty grains. Herbal hops. Malty flavor with some citrus notes coming through. Some sweetness. Dried leaves and bitterness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matpepin (1) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
Belle couleur/apparence. Rafraîchissante. Effervescente comme une belge. Au goût, on distingue à la fois le houblon, un peu de sucre et une finale en alcool. Sans être trop amère, on apprécie le côté pale ale de cette bière.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (700) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle in Louisiana. Nothing special, but tasty, good pale ale. Refreshing beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6002) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Dark amber color with a somewhat wispy, beige colored head. Aromas of sweet grain, malt and caramel. Backdrop scents of light citric zest and pine. Seems a bit thin in feel, with just a bit too much eff. Fairly dry with a light malt flavor and a lightly citric bitterness that grows into the finish and linger. 5/11

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2190) - Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Tap - average size foamy head, light copper color, fairly balanced with bready/biscuity malts and earthy herbal hops, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkinhead2 (897) - 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 (10) - - JUL 19, 2016
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 (4576) - 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 (575) - 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 (495) - 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.


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