La Boucaneuse Fumee' | AMB - Maître Brasseur

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La Boucaneuse Fumee'La Boucaneuse Fumee'

Brewed by:
AMB - Maître Brasseur
Quebec, Canada

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rodenbach99 on 03-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by ReFill31:
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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341 bottle poured into a pint glass

A : Dark brown color with a golden brown head that stays on.

S : Really smoky, inviting smell

T : As we an imagine, it does taste like smoke but not too much. It is not undesirable at all, the taste is interesting.

M : Medium bodied

D : I would definitely drink another one. Not the best one out there but still a good one.

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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:

Montréal is known for a lot of things, but their smoked meat is one of our favorites--you meat-lovin' poutine fans know what we're talking about. It's no surprise that quite a few brewers in the area brew a fumée (smoked) beer too. So let's check out this red smoked ale.

Pours a deep garnet color with ruby red hues. Also pours rather foamy at first, due to the very expressive yeast strain, yielding a creamy beige lace that remains to the end. Lively on the palate with a fizzy carbonation that creates the creamy sensation. Intense sweet and smoky character in the nose. Leather. Overripe cherries. Apple wood. Meaty, yeasty and bacon-esque. Slightly sweet with a twang from the smoke. Suggestions of marrow with the soft yeastiness. Dries out toward the end with more leather in the aftertaste and a lingering smoke.

Unfortunately, there seems to be some initial signs of yeast autolysis--an odd, meaty taste from dying yeast cells--but it's still an OK smoked beer (for those who've acquired a taste for them ... like us). It could just use some cleaning up.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of caramel malt with light smoky notes. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some caramel malt with some medium smoke notes. Probably not as much smoke as some the German smoked beers out there but I am not sure that was the point anyway. Well balance and easily drinkable.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is brown/amber color. It is veiled not clear. Not a typical brownish mud looking beer. The head is almost not existent, with is a shame IMO. The smell is smoky malts. I only get this and maybe a faint touch of caramel. It is very faint, the aroma is dominated with smokiness. The taste is similar, smoke malts with a light bitterness. Thin body. Drinkability is great.

An nice average smoked beer. I would even say this beer is a good introduction to smoked beer.

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Photo of Deuane
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Vices&Versa, Montreal.

A-Dark ruby brown with a thin tan head that left decent lacing behind.

S-Liquid hickory smoke, beef jerkey and sweet malt combine in an intoxicating aroma.

T-Mmmmm...liquid smoke meets sweet malts with a side of beef jerkey thrown in for good measure. All meld into a frenzy of flavour. Soooo good!

M-Medium body with a nice dry finish.

D-Oh yes, smoky heaven! This is serious stuff--Great! I am such a sucker for a well done smoked beer.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

341ml brown bottle, 2,59$

La boucaneuse is a smoked red ale, the boucane is french slang for smoke.

A: nice red color as an Irsh ale, no head at all. it's missing something.
S. Smell like a cheap barbecue. not very expresive.
T: the mouth is full of liquid smoke, no body,
M: thin beer.

not a bad beer but nothing to look forward, missing a bit of caracter.

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La Boucaneuse Fumee' from AMB - Maître Brasseur
3.67 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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