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

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very good

246 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2002)
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured on a duvel tulip glass

A- Golden, with some amber hints. A very effervescent and perflectly white medium head that does not stand long but leaves a nice lacing

S- Fruity: citrus and pear are backed up by alcohol. Simple but very nice

T- Mostly what the smell suggests. A big but pleasant and warming alcoholic feel is nicely matched by the fruity notes. There is also a spicy feel from the esters, yeast is in fact there and is easily detectable in the finish

M- The beer is surely bitter for the style, but that's a nice crispy bitterness that leaves room for flavours to fill up the mouth. It also has a really big body

D- The bitterness is good with the mouthfeel but is an issue with drinkability. Match it with the alcoholic feel and you'll get an excessive roughness on the palate and an unpleasant tart aftertaste

That's a very good beer and i love it for its strong character, but it is not among the finest ones

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 09:11:25 | More by Cozzatoad
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Tried the dark ale in the past and somehow missed this one, but when I realized it was an 11% golden ale. I had a hard time not trying it out.

Appearance. Totally meets expectations. A nice, near amber, gold with tints of orange and yellow. Foams up nicely and keeps a gravelly cream coloured head.

The smell is soft, kind of sugary. There is a hint of cheap caramel. The kind you might have thrown at you during a parade in the clear cellophane wrap. A sort of corn husk smell. A tinge of damp hay. A little astringent and boozy. But this fits with what I had anticipated in buying a strong ale with a pirate on the label. The one thing that puts me off a bit is a soapy tone toward the end.

Taste is quite nice, it is a bit sweet, but not to sweet. A great spiced taste. The booze gives it a slight astringency. There is a strange herbal hop character to it. A taste that is somewhat reminiscent of cedar. A Belgian candy sugar taste. Hints yeast. It is biscuity and the cheap caramel tone comes through a bit. I pick up a bit of vanilla and raw grains.

Mouthfeel is great! It is a boozy and high ABV beer but it is incredibly light in body and the carbonation makes it quite fluffy. The booze cause some warmth, but it is pleasant. It is a tad dry too. A big surprise. But I really like it.

Overall, a pretty solid strong golden ale. Pleasant to drink, not at all patchy or clunky. Maybe one of the most interesting and most tasty Belgian golden ales I have had for a long time. I will be seeing if I can get a few more bottles of this soon.

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Aroma is very spicy with a lot of coriander and orange peel. Plenty of Belgian yeasty spiciness in there too. Not a lot of complexity, however.

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Bière Du Boucanier Golden from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.