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

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very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-09-2004)
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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-17-2013 18:33:08 | More by Exaltedeyes
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squat, Duvel-shaped 330ml bottle from the LCBO giftpack, received under the tree.

Poured into a goblet. Light caramel amber, good head of classic Belgian ale foam, settles into little islands of head, some lacing.

Nose is sweet, fruity - pineapple, peach, tangerine, a bit of spices (cloves and cinnamon, pepper), yeast is mild.

Nice pale ale actually, if a bit on the sweet side. Yeasty musk is relatively mild, allowing the sweet malt and fruit to get plenty of attention. Similar notes as in the nose, with a distinct peach flavor to the finish. A dry citrus tartness lingers on the tongue, which makes this quite refreshing. Milder carbonation, slightly thick.

A pleasant surprise - this was a nice Belgian ale. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much given the packaging and label, but the brew's taste speaks for itself. Were it not only available in that large gift pack I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 21:45:57 | More by JohnnyBarman
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-03-2013 09:20:40 | More by Marius
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-17-2012 00:20:35 | More by Texasfan549
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-11-2012 05:16:11 | More by bigox420
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.5%

11-11-2012 00:19:13 | More by cfalovo97
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, bready malts, tropical fruit and peppery spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice tropical taste (pineapple, citrus), Belgian yeast, breadiness and some pepper and cloves

Mouthfeel: It has high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Not the most complex Belgian Pale but a tasty one.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 21:44:14 | More by SebD
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-01-2012 04:19:48 | More by 500MLperWeek
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky amber with on off-white head that fades quickly to a ring. Aromas of orange complimented by light fruity esters and some lemongrass. Taste is surprisingly reminiscent of lemon and orange with hints of brown sugar and some darker fruits. Mouthfeel is effervescent and rich.

Not really what I was expecting from Van Steenberge's red ale considering the amount of citrus in the aromas and flavors. That aside, still very drinkable and unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:58:06 | More by TheCrowsNest
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber body with a nice two finger white foamy head

Aroma: sweet malts, summer fruits, bready, Belgian yeast, light hops

Flavors: sweet candied fruits, earthy yeast, grassy hops, lightly spiced … might be the alcohol coming through

Mouthfeel: smooth, semi-creamy texture, sweet up-front, grassy hops show on mid and finish with a little spice adding some interest, dry finish like an Amber ale

To the Point: it has been a few years since I have had this beer and I really enjoyed it. I wish they (global beer and distributor) tried marketing this more. This ale is tasty and the label is a lot of fun.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 03:17:43 | More by hackmann
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-26-2012 20:49:14 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-15-2012 14:41:42 | More by Ranz
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-09-2012 00:42:22 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-24-2012 17:58:24 | More by jaidenjb
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip. Two of the three opened so far have been gushers. No decipherable bottling date.

Look- Big, billowy, sticky eggshell head that falls slowly. Near opaque medium-deep amber with a hint of rouge. Not as red as expected, but it's got some color.

Smell- Raisin, nutmeg, toffee, vanilla, quite sweet. Almost cider-like fruit aroma. Swirling brings out a bit of cherries and overripe pineapple. Slightest hint of booze. Takes on a buttered raisin toast aroma as it warms

Taste- Follows the nose. Starts cidery, tart, almost-mealy cellar apples. Caramel, white raisin, clove, walnut, underripe peach follows. Finishes with toasted biscuit, chalk, and weak green tea. Vague spices; mace, white pepper, ginger. Light to moderate oxidation. Moderately sweet at the start, but becomes less so.

Mouthfeel- Sharp carbonation comes out on the sip. Medium-full mouthfeel, chewy. Silky on the swallow. Finishes dry, mild warming.

Overall- Nice, but fairly inconsistent between the three bottles opened so far- everything from color to carbonation to ester levels. Perhaps the bottles got shuffled between packs or something. Interesting, the bold caramel is a welcome touch. Anyways, it's definitely a better-than average Belgian pale, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 07:17:49 | More by Lawl3ss
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4/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2012 22:48:48 | More by Birdlegs
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-05-2012 14:58:59 | More by s4s
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chilled tulip glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Poured out a beautiful, golden-red color. Semi-translucent with a half inch head that dissipated leaving swirling foam on top. Big carbonation bubbles began to form and cling to the side. Lovely.

-Smell 3.5: Subdued bouquet, but I do smell that lovely Belgian yeast, a light caramel sweetness and a very light barley tone.

-Taste 4.5: Front is actually tangy, slightly sweet and very pleasant. Middle is yeasty and also somewhat sweet, but very light. Finish is a smooth, medium barley taste with subtle yeast undertones and that same cloying, slight sweetness. Aftertaste is where I detected the malt. All elegantly understated and very refreshing. This is 7% ABV????

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Above average. For a Belgian, this beer is lightly carbonated and the smaller amount of bubbles really added to my enjoyment of the brew.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent Belgian beer that exhibits so many characteristics which brewers from other countries would do well to emulate. Subdued, balanced, elegant and never overwhelming, this is beer on another level. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 03:57:56 | More by BeerDocT
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-16-2012 10:34:00 | More by Brushkanna
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-09-2012 02:22:38 | More by gk4984
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

04-14-2012 00:05:05 | More by leinie13
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrrgh, etc. Add this to the list of decent, understated Belgian ales that could teach a few over-hormoned American brewers a lesson or two in balance and taste. Yeasty, bready, slightly bitter but overall well-malted, etc. Everything you like in a Belgian ale with some ABV warmth that is well modulated. Plus the gap-toothed goon on the label provides some amusement. Worth hunting down.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 19:52:26 | More by gfreed
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4/5  rDev +5%

03-31-2012 19:06:23 | More by bh123
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-31-2012 18:59:32 | More by banetsrp
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-15-2012 20:18:18 | More by JAHMUR
Bière Du Boucanier Red from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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