BoucanèeMarch 1, 2011 Arnaudville, LA
Bayou Teche Brewing
The Bayou Teche stretches for 125 miles and is a waterway of great cultural significance to Acadiana. Boucanèe is the brewery’s acknowledgment of the importance of the wild cherry tree to south Louisiana: it is brewed using cherry-wood smoked wheat.
Original gravity: 1058
Pours a bright penny-copper with a quickly fading head. Fresh nose is smoked with a hint of subtle spice. Full in flavor but somewhat one-dimensional. It is malty and slightly sweet, round and clean. Shared with friends over smoked potato soup finished with a chili-infused olive oil: it was a hit.
- Charles Finkel
Jewel-like amber gem clarity. Toasted sweet malt aroma mingles with a subtle and compelling hint of smoke. Neither flamboyant nor fierce, this brew shrewdly engages. I’m drawn back sip after sip. Skillfully balanced and worthy of a piece of your wallet or purse. Nicely done hop/malt balance, though hops are on the light side. Easy drinking specialty brew. It’s got personality.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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