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

Bière Du Boucanier GoldenBière Du Boucanier Golden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 238
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

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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cwc

New York

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

I had this after enjoying Brouwerij Van Steenberge's Red Ale (7%) and Old Buccaneer Reserve (9%). Like those two, the alcohol is tough to detect in this beer, especially at 11%. You do get a hint of it, but not the kick one might expect.

I poured this one in a small glass and it had a bit of head, but very little of one. Like the other two beers, it dissipated rather quickly. This beer pours a dark, golden color.

The taste is a little bitter - "smoky" my wife said. Good, drinkable and masking that 11% very well. Belgian Strong Pale Ale is a style of beer I need to become more familiar with.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 07:46:59 | More by cwc
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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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pours a clear light gold with a fluffy two finger white head. Really excellent head retention and lacing as I would expect from a Belgian ale.

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 238 ratings.