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Bière Du Boucanier Dark - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Bière Du Boucanier DarkBière Du Boucanier Dark

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BA SCORE
86
very good

150 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 08-17-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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Theoboley, Aug 16, 2014
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Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Ciocanelu, Apr 10, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one took me by surprise. At $4/bottle at the local beer mart I was expecting far less complexity, depth, and concealment of the alcohol content. It knocked my socks off and I may eventually consider it equal or nearly equal to what I consider the best beers in existence: Chimay Blue, Rochefort 10, and St. Bernardus ABT.

smudgewhat, Feb 12, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a half finger off-white head. Very poor head retention and little to no lacing. Not too impressive for a Belgian.

Aroma is on the fruity side with a lot in the way of cherries and plums with some caramel and molasses. There is somewhat of a metallic note that is a bit off-putting but it remains restrained. Some spicy yeast is underneath.

The flavor closely follows the aroma with dark fruit and cherries but the molasses is quite a bit more prominent. A touch of clove and banana from the yeast but the flavors are somewhat muted. Sticky, sweet mouthfeel lingering long after the finish.

Overall, this seems like a less refined version of a Belgian Strong Ale. Too many off-notes and muddled flavors. I also feel like there is too much residual sugar. I probably won't come back to this one.

rangerred, Feb 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

desint, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JDavidRice, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Luiz0930, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

mrfrancis, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

gloryhole, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Chris-MOC9, Jun 03, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has bits of sweetness with some faint hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has somewhat muted flavors compared to other beers in the style but hides its alcohol rather well.

metter98, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

smithj4, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Stugotzo, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

harpus, Mar 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

shick1, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from the Boucanier mixed pack, served at slightly cooler than room temperature.

Poured into a Chimay goblet. Dark hazy Chestnut ruby, decent cap of typical Belgian spotted foam. Some lacing.

Nose is mild plum, raisins, typical Belgian phenols and yeast. Not exactly impressive, but decent.

Decent tasting dark ale, with some nice plum and spice notes. I can't say I was blown away by this brew, however, as the flavor lacked any real depth. Finishes dry, a bit of phenol/medicinal flavours.

Carbonation is somewhat higher than usual, but decent feel.

Not bad, might benefit from some aging. Not as enjoyable as the Red, but enjoyable to drink.

JohnnyBarman, Jan 05, 2013
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Bière Du Boucanier Dark from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.