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

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261 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2002

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Photo of ssmack
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden amber colour. One inch of foamy head. Some nice carbonation throughout. Not much lacing at all.

Aroma of sweet Beligan yeast. Caremel icing on white cake. Tangy fruit snell - peachers.

The taste matches the aroma. Caky taste with a sharp tangy spicy finish. Resolves to the taste of cooked vegetables - brocolli. The 11% alcohol can not be tasted at all.

Medium feel that fills the mouth.

A delicious tangy Belgian ale. I am looking forward to finding this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for about $2.25 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - bright clear golden color, with and incredible amount of visible bubbles. Huge 3.5 finger white head with great retention time. Upon second glance the beer is a bit hazy. Mountains of white head just sit there and sit there and sit there.... Great looking beer.

Smell - sweet caramel, funky Belgian yeast are the stars. A little bit of an earthy Cyrus underneath.

Taste - Belgian yeast and a ton of candied sugar start of up front. A bit boozy but certainly doesn't taste like in the 11% range. A bit of a cherry fruit mixed with something tropical like papaya. A bit of an odd combination but it works. Some bitterness keeps the extreme sweetness in order. Heat in the throat after a few sips due to the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - smooth, lively carbonation and a moderately juicy feel, before drying out a bit.

Overall - a well crafted, great looking Belgian pale ale, that I'm happy to have tried. Worth a shot and definitely looking forward to the second bottle in the tasters pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of DaveBar
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO in a mixed 6pk for around $13.00. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours clear gold. Good head that stays for a few minutes

S- Not a lot here. Got the yeast and malt but it's light

T- A bit young. SUPER hot. Not very likeable this young

M- Very carbonated. Too much so. Very dry but a touch sweet.

O- A pretty good beer but I won't buy it again. There are better beers out there.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with.... Fried Chicken


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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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 261 ratings.