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LA-31 Boucanèe - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: utah44 on 03-21-2011

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.
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3.92/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to exiled for this as an extra! 12oz bottle best by 10-23-11.

a: nice copper color, half finger head got out of town rather quickly.

s: smoke, smoke and more smoke. a little sweetness, maybe citrus in the background.

t: smokey yet sweet. mostly smoke hiding other flavors.

m: medium to thin body. not much carbonation. has a clean finish.

o: not a bad smoke beer, when ever i get one i try to pair it with bbq chicken.

Photo of utah44
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a fan of smoked beers, especially porters, or wheat beers, but this beer turned out to be quite different than my expectations. Appearance was a slight golden color with an small head. Smell was malty wheat with a bare hint of smoke. Taste was slightly sweet, malty and smokey. The smoke taste didn't overwhelm and was quite agreeable. The malts and hops were well-balanced. Mouthfeel was crisp and dry. Overall this was a very drinkable beer and one I would consider for regular rotation. i just hope it will soon be available in a bottle.

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3.84/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle shared by Vito at the Copper Mine on 7/24/11 thanks amigo!

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy radiant orange with little to no crown, retention, or lace.

Smell: Smoked tomato juice and a dash of wheat.

Taste: Same as nose but a bit less tomato juice.

Mouthfeel: Thick side of thin bodied with fairly low carbonation for a wheat beer.

Drinkability: Easy to knock back if it wasn't for the not so appealing smell/taste.

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3.71/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.67/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

An orangey copper body with a creamy tan head. Great retention, nice lacing.
Smells like a Belgian dubbel for some reason-- I rather like it. The smoked notes add a little complexity that comes across with some nice dark fruit notes. Very odd profile from a beer this light in color.

The finish adds an unwelcome earthiness and a touch of acrid smokiness. I prefer it sweet and fruity, and the finish dries out too much.

Body is a bit overcarbonated.

Overall-- it's weird to get the smoke flavor without the stout profile.
After reading the description, I thought I'd hate this beer-- but I was pleasantly surprised (at least at first).

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3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bayou Teche Boucanee’ has a very thick, foamy, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and slight lacing left behind. The aroma is of an overriding smokiness with an undercurrent of sweetness and wheat bread. Taste is of wood smoke, caramel, sugar, and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Bayou Teche Boucanee’ finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and semi-dry. Overall, it’s very smoky and not like a wheat beer. I think it is good and interesting.

RJT

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LA-31 Boucanèe from Bayou Teche Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.