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LA-31 Boucanèe | Bayou Teche Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States
bayoutechebrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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.

Added by utah44 on 03-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,955
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
124
pDev:
17.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of Beermanic
1.16/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

A: The beer is light amber in color, lots of bubbles.

S: Lots of Band-Aid, medicine aroma. Slight funky smoke aroma.

T: Just like the smell, the taste has lots of Band-Aid flavors and sourish smoke flavor.

M: Medium-bodied carbonation.

O: This beer is quite hard to drink. I feel like they were shooting for a german Rauchbier and didn't know what one was suppose to taste like.

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1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

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1.48/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Just picked up a couple of Bayou Teche’s Boucanee Smoked Wheat Ales and im grateful I did not pick up more than two. I poured the beer down the drain as fast as possible. Unfortunately, the horrid after taste in my mouth did not go away as quickly. As a home brewer I have made some pretty questionable batches in my time, but nothing I have messed up has tasted anywhere near as bad as this beer. If Beef Jerky and Budweiser hybrid brew is something that sounds tasty to you, perhaps your palate will enjoy this. I’m amazed it has such a high rating.

P.S If any home brewers out there are interested in making a clone of this beer, here is a 5 gal recipe.

8lbs of American 2-row pale malt
1.0 oz Cascade 60min
.50 oz Horizon 30min
.25 oz Horizon 15min
4lbs. of Slim Jims from your local gas station, you choose the level of spiciness!

Let Ferment for 10 days or until primary fermentation is complete.

Before racking into secondary puree 4lbs of Slim Jims and a cup of water in a blender until all the chunks are gone. Then combine beer and Slim Jim juice into secondary and let sit for 14 days.

Serve at 48F. Pour into a pint glass and garnish with a Slim Jim!!!

Enjoy!!!! Oooo yehhh!

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
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

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Photo of tone77
2.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit unusual, some smoke. Taste is smokey, wood, meats, a good bit of band aide flavor at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and overall a unique beer to try, but one I won't need to drink again.

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2.97/5  rDev -10%

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2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On the initial pour, some nice pomegranate and sour cherry aromas came through. The smokiness was noticeable, but by no means overpowering. Small, white head that quickly went away. The beer has a light caramel color to it.

The smoke flavor was all but non-existent when I drank it. The beer has a sour taste (initial and afterward) that I didn't find too off-putting but rather refreshing: lemon zest and tart cherries. Decent and interesting, but I won't be hunting it down and hoarding all bottles.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had received this from optimator13 a while back and set it aside until an appropriate time. Today being Christmas and New Beer Sunday to boot coupled with a smoked turkey breast as dinner seems to mark it as the right time.

I got a brief finger of tawny head from my pour, but it disappeared like it had something better to do. Color was a lightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose was quite smoky, overlaying a slight sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium and while it was smoky in the mouth, it was nowhere near as overpowering as some made it out to be. Finish was likewise smoky-sweet, kind of like some types of barbecue that I have had in my travels. It was not bad, but it was not earth-shattering, either.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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LA-31 Boucanèe from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 124 ratings
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