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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

148 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
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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RDHerm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, hazy chocolate brown with almost no light transmittance. Has the slightest dark amber highlights and a thick, cream colored head that thins up a bit over time and has good lacing.

A surprisingly faint aroma. Notes of roasted malts, dark fruits, and bread, with a hint of spice.

Strong flavors of bread and malts. Notes of yeast and dark fruits with a touch of spice and a little bit of alcohol bite. Taste leaves the palate almost immediately.

Medium/heavy in body, light/medium in carbonation. Good carbonation level that makes for a very smooth, almost creamy feel.

Not a bad brew by any stretch, and certainly worth a try, but there are better examples of this style that are more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 01:32:44 | More by RDHerm
More User Reviews:
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-21-2014 02:16:30 | More by RoyFokker
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-25-2014 02:25:15 | More by Latarnik
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HopGrazer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-22-2014 14:25:14 | More by HopGrazer
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-10-2014 09:08:14 | More by Ciocanelu
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smudgewhat

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 05:11:43 | More by smudgewhat
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rangerred

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:47:45 | More by rangerred
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desint

Belgium

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-27-2013 19:42:51 | More by desint
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

11-03-2013 15:42:57 | More by jaydoc
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-31-2013 11:39:14 | More by dcmchew
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-19-2013 00:52:52 | More by Kopfschuss
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-06-2013 23:03:22 | More by JDavidRice
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +5%

07-09-2013 07:22:00 | More by Luiz0930
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-04-2013 00:42:03 | More by WOLFGANG
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

06-28-2013 21:06:10 | More by mrfrancis
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gloryhole

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-16-2013 17:36:17 | More by gloryhole
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

06-16-2013 15:12:44 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Chris-MOC9

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-03-2013 02:56:35 | More by Chris-MOC9
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 17:37:55 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-30-2013 17:32:36 | More by smithj4
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Stugotzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-07-2013 21:41:01 | More by Stugotzo
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

03-18-2013 19:45:50 | More by harpus
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shick1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-11-2013 16:01:05 | More by shick1
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:02:29 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

12-13-2012 13:30:32 | More by Vyronian
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Bière Du Boucanier Dark from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.