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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Cramshawbar, Thursday at 02:23 AM
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

330 ml beer, served fairly cold into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Purchased for about $2.25 CDN.

Appearance - A bit hazy brown color, with the most wild carbonation I have ever seen. Poured about two and a bit fingers of head, however due to the carbonation, this rose to at least four fingers and was literally spilling out of the glass. Strange. Crazy rings of lacing left behind.

Smell - Boozy and a faint stale yeast smell, before a second whiff reminded me of cherries and Christmas baked goods. Repeated whiffs give just the cherries and baked goods. Also strange.

Taste - After the head finally receded to manageable levels, some sugar and a faint cherry flavor. Mild bitterness throughout and a big boozy dose on the finish.

Mouthfeel - After the crazy fizzling carbonation at the start, once in the mouth, the beer actually feel really flat and limp.

Overall - Not sure what was going on with this bottle, but as far as Belgian dark ales go this was decidedly mediocre. I do have another bottle which might in fact be better, but I was let down by this greatly.This may be the case of aging it for a few more months may improve things.

DenisKolkin, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

yancot, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

WillAndSarah, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO as part of a mixed 6pk for around $13.00 or so. Great deal. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Pretty good. No head though.

S- A bit light. Lots of malt

T- Young and sweet. Not ready yet

M- WAY too much carbonation. Super sickly sweet tongue. Not ready yet

O- Not a bad beer but way too young to drink. Not the best yet

Food Pairing

This wildly young beer went well with.... French fries with shredded cheese with hot peppers.

Enjoy!

DaveBar, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

polloenfuego, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

Theoboley, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

RoyFokker, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

HopGrazer, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Ciocanelu, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of smudgewhat
4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
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
Photo of rangerred
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
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 -21.1%

desint, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JDavidRice, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Luiz0930, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mrfrancis, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

gloryhole, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Chris-MOC9, Jun 03, 2013
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Bière Du Boucanier Dark from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.