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

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very good

253 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

kylehay2004, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

interistacanadese, Sep 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cbdouglass, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ejimhof, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Shawnadams330, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

chr0nicbudd, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

hoppecatania, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Hardcore, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

cbuckl14, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Mike, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Gregg_Kawakami, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Misanthropy_Sipping, Mar 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Filippo, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Gamsy, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of rangerred
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle into a goblet.

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.

The flavor, unfortunately, lacks some of the intensity that is present in the aroma. There is bready malt evident behind the spice along with a slightly solvent note. The orange peel and coriander fade away somewhat quickly and the sweetness is a little more than I would expect from this style of beer.

Overall, I was a little let down. From a Belgian ale perspective, this beer is pretty low on the totem pole. It is just not very refined and falls below even some American versions of the style. I will avoid this beer in the future.

rangerred, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

wewantbeer, Dec 29, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy dark amber pour, with a thick persistent white form. Smell isn't too intense. A clear signature of belgian yeast is present, strong malts, lightly hopped, strong on alcohol but very balanced. Carbonation is just perfect, and feels very heavy in the body. A tasty beer, without being overwhelming.

Bucciamarcia, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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Bière Du Boucanier Golden from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.