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LA-31 Boucanèe - Bayou Teche Brewery

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
LA-31 Boucanèe is our acknowledgment of the importance of the wild cherry tree to south Louisiana. Using cherry-wood smoked wheat we craft a surprisingly delicious and unique ale.

(Beer added by: utah44 on 03-21-2011)
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Reviews by teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: It's hard to compare the appearance to other smoked beers, because they can vary. By the standards of any other beer, this one has no head at all, and is very hazy. The color is dark shade of amber.

S: The scent is a bit odd. It has a mellow wood-like smell to it, but I can't place it. It doesn't smell like oak. I can definitely pick up a smoky scent...like a smoked jerky.

T: Wow, this is a really smoky beer! It really has more than just a "smoked grain" flavor to it. It has more of an actual smoke flavor...like smoked sausage. This is like smoked sausage in a bottle. I've had other smoked beers before, but none like this. I think the originality really warrants a 5.0, but there seems to be something lacking in the back...like some background bitterness or something to add to the body. Really, though this is cool. I don't pick up any wheat at all.

M: The mouthfeel is pretty thin. It's fairly robust at first, and seems to hold its own about 1/3 way through the drink. It doesn't linger in the mouth much though.

O: Overall, I scored it average because it's a really cool beer, but it could be better.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 03:08:40 | More by teromous
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tetu

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2014 18:27:47 | More by tetu
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pretext

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-19-2014 22:46:18 | More by pretext
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Tim_Dyer


2/5  rDev -39.4%

07-19-2014 17:40:24 | More by Tim_Dyer
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

07-19-2014 05:18:36 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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jwerner23

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I don't know about this beer. I have had one bottle of this and don't know if it's just an infected batch I got but I get a lot of Funky smell and taste from it. Tastes like it has lacto bacteria in it to me. I have had some smoked beers before, but this flavor is not the smoked variety to me. Its not bad but not what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 19:46:12 | More by jwerner23
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2014 08:10:02 | More by tylerstravis
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-26-2014 21:56:39 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 01:57:56 | More by JAHMUR
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JLapadura

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-20-2014 00:48:01 | More by JLapadura
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-04-2014 22:58:50 | More by JoeMans
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braican

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-12-2014 17:15:35 | More by braican
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-08-2014 18:52:52 | More by Karibourgeois
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-25-2014 04:33:16 | More by BayouBengal1537
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-05-2014 23:16:08 | More by paulish
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Reddish amber with a thin off white head that lingered. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet and smokey, with a meat like smoky smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweet citrus and hops with a strong but pleasant barbeque like smokey flavor.

Overall: Great brew! I would have this one again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:07:24 | More by Cavanaghty
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2014 20:18:15 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving wisps of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of smoked cherrywood are present in the nose, although there is a lot of iodine so the smell mostly resembles Band-Aids.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has lots of Band-Aid flavors along with notes of smoke. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink hived its wheat base, but you really need to have grown accustomed to the Band-Aid aromas and flavors to appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 20:08:41 | More by metter98
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2014 02:45:11 | More by tobelerone
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-12-2014 01:48:58 | More by Shafaegalo
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber, mostly clear, small white head has little retention and lace.

A little sweet overall, with smokey notes mostly in the aftertaste. A touch of wheat twang, campfire, and smoked meat. Caramel, bready sweetness.

A little heavier than expected, but still a medium feel with medium carb. Finishes mostly clean.

Intriguing combo of smoke & style. I feel like this has potential, but not fully executed.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:13:05 | More by garuda
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Illinois

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LA-31 Boucanèe from Bayou Teche Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.