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LA-31 Boucanèe - Bayou Teche Brewery

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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ahommell

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2013 15:36:20 | More by ahommell
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2013 00:34:57 | More by Kerrie
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-19-2013 20:40:50 | More by JamesStreet
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kingmaker

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-11-2013 04:40:06 | More by kingmaker
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 19:58:19 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-25-2013 20:10:38 | More by AlbertVogler
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-18-2013 05:06:19 | More by slatetupelo
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 12:05:49 | More by JerzDevl2000
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-01-2013 02:04:36 | More by WDJersey
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

04-27-2013 00:31:14 | More by vfgccp
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gwiedman1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

04-14-2013 19:47:49 | More by gwiedman1
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -9.1%

04-10-2013 05:40:36 | More by GRG1313
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +21.2%

04-01-2013 20:03:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-24-2013 01:06:04 | More by tbryan5
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

03-17-2013 04:22:59 | More by gshackles
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Off-white head, low retention on a clear, copper body. Aroma includes caramel sweetness, some butterscotch and maybe a slight hint of smoke. Taste showcases the smoke much more than the aroma, again some caramel sweetness and some of the wheat flavors shine through. Interesting mix of flavors, not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 08:15:29 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Bearman13

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.4%

01-20-2013 22:49:23 | More by Bearman13
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

2.91/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into sniffer glass.
A: pours a deep copper, half finger white head, little to no lacing
S: smoked wood, sweetness, Belgian yeast, sourness like from oak, cherry
M: medium, kinda dense
T: starts of kinda sour, smokeyness, wheat, sweetness, finishing up with a dry end.
O: kinda ok, nothing special

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 01:02:00 | More by outdoor7or24
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Beejay

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Medium brown/amber. Crystal clear with a little tan head on top.

S: Sweet, smokey, and perhaps a little corn in there as well. Interesting.

T: Smokey, with a light bready flavor. Some toasty notes, with a little oatmeal. Something a little off for me in this one, but I can't quite put my finger on it. The smoke flavor is a touch on the cloying for my tastes.

M: Medium in feel, carbonation is fine and somewhat low. Finishes pretty clean.

O: Overall interesting, but not something I am in love with. The smoke feels a touch sweet, and it seems like after the smoke there isn't much else to it. Not bad, just not interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 01:00:40 | More by Beejay
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-26-2012 02:13:22 | More by Kahlerbock
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MIMMSGod


2/5  rDev -39.4%

09-11-2012 21:49:00 | More by MIMMSGod
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sd123

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

08-28-2012 01:11:31 | More by sd123
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-27-2012 18:03:24 | More by harpus
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jALEson

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

06-28-2012 22:57:37 | More by jALEson
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2012 16:41:57 | More by duff247
LA-31 Boucanèe from Bayou Teche Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.