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

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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:
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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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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz stubby brown bottle with no freshness date, not to worry this is a bottle conditioned 11.0% alcohol by volume brew and has quite a long shelf life.

Appearance: Decent amount of the signature Brussels Lace over the hazy golden brew, quite bubbly and effervescent.

Smell: Big aroma of tropical fruit with some solvent alcohol in the back, chalk yeast and a pale honey like malt round the nose out.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Juicy up front, very smooth in the mouth. Then a slowly warming stinging alcohol unfolds with exotic fruit and big flamboyant esters. Rolling spicy tones. Mild pale malt with sweetness underneath. The bitterness is right up there, clean and cut with a touch of yeast to follow.

Notes: A big boisterous strong pale from Belgium, a lovely one at that. A stiff veined cheese would be a great pairing to pit against this brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2003 02:33:08 | More by Jason
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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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Bière Du Boucanier Golden from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.