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LA-31 Boucanèe - Bayou Teche Brewery

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.1%
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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Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

metter98, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

tobelerone, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of garuda
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

garuda, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +15%

rorjets, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev +15%

NateMac13, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of xungmound98
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

xungmound98, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +15%

ajdemma, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of jhhollier
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jhhollier, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of hpthebull
2/5  rDev -38.7%

hpthebull, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Bill_Murray
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bill_Murray, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of henrisimo
3.75/5  rDev +15%

henrisimo, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of ahommell
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

ahommell, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Kerrie, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of JamesStreet
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

JamesStreet, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

kingmaker, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.18/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper color in pint glass.

HInts of malt but good bit of smokiness. Also a Band-Aid type character to it.

Taste is nutty and smoky. Band-Aid taste is present too. Just not that appealing.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this was o.k.

TrappistJohnMD, May 31, 2013
Photo of AlbertVogler
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

AlbertVogler, May 25, 2013
Photo of slatetupelo
3/5  rDev -8%

slatetupelo, May 18, 2013
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up at Top Hops in New York, after having tried another beer from Bayou Teche a few weeks back. I wasn't sure what to expect with this and after having one of these, I'm not quite sure what to think of it. I can honestly say that I've never had anything like this and even though this isn't quite up my alley, it grew on me a bit as it warmed up and I became accustomed to the taste. This begs for food to be paired with, since it's probably not something that most people would enjoy just on its own.

The pour to this was a ruddy brown with a somewhat moderate head and just a bit of lacing to boot. Smoked wood, sour cherry, sausage, and a muenster-like cheese all combined for an interesting aroma that was repeated in the mouthfeel. This felt like a polish sandwich in liquid form with a cloying aspect to it, as the taste was reminiscent of dough from a thin-crusted sandwich bread. Hardly and hops and just a bit of carbonation in the back that washed most of the flavors down, leaving the smoke behind to wallow on my palate.

This was quite malty and left a slightly sticky residue behind in my mouth. The alcohol was light enough that I could have had seconds of this in one sitting but like most people, I felt that one at a time was enough. While this won't bowl anyone over, it's different than anything else on the shelf and is worth a go once, if for no other reason that in its own odd way, this was a meal all unto itself. Yes, it called for a food pairing but there was enough here to give it complexity to go with the oddity that a Smoked Beer was, and still is, for someone like me.

JerzDevl2000, May 01, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

WDJersey, May 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

vfgccp, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +38%

gwiedman1, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -8%

GRG1313, Apr 10, 2013
LA-31 Boucanèe from Bayou Teche Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.