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

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264 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 NODAK
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is certainly sweet and fruity as one would expect, but a bit different. I detect a note of melon there. Maybe a little tropical. Papaya??

Pours a golden color in my glass with a nice head at first but is goes down fairly quickly. Lacing is fair.

Taste is certainly...sweet. Lots of sugary sweetness, and different fruity esters found here. Melon perhaps. A little tropical. Apricot?? Boozy on the back, owing to its 11% ABV. Thick even by Belgian standards. Warming after only one.

Packs a punch and doesn't taste bad by any stretch but not among my favorite Belgians.

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Stugotzo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JDavidRice
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Duchesse
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shick1
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jetulio
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

33 cl bottle poured into Big Tulip glass (Gulden Draak glass)

Aroma...some caramel, resin, alcohol,
Appearance...hazy, golden, with a tiny white head
Taste...sweetness, not too much pressence of hops
Palate... medium body, thin texture with medium/soft carbonation
Overall....good malty and sweet aftertaste. Nice but not amazing.

Photo of BeerNut402
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Light Golden and cloudy appearance with an immeadiate frothy and fast head.

Smell - fruity tones and I get some banana smells as well.

Taste - cirtus and banana, carbonation is good, somewhat hoppy aftertaste it might be the higher alcohol content that is giving me that taste.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonaton, kind of a tart feel to it.

Overall - The taste grows on me as I drink more of the beer the initial taste threw me off a bit. I enjoy this beer for what it is trying to be not how I personally feel about the beer.

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Treb0R
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Vyronian
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of SebD
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a beautiful semi-cloudy golden color with a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, peppery spices, citrus and grains.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice Belgian yeast presence, slight spiciness, some citrus and some grainy malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of TheCrowsNest
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy with rich straw coloring topped off with a light white 1 finger head that falls back to a soapy film. Rich aromas of dried apricots, vanilla, and alcohol. Sweetness dominates that's mostly contributed to by the 11% ABV, more vanilla and light dried fruit understones. Finishing with a rich mouthfeel that fades into a nice warming from the alcohol.

Surprisingly sessionable for an 11% Belgian ale.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber. Massive fine white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma of light fruit, swett malt, Belgian yeast and spicing. I thought I caught a hint of funk on opening, but not in aroma from the glass. Pleasant flavor of sweet fruit, mainly stone fruit, Belgian yeast and light citrus; spicy. Finishes slightly sweet with light fruit and a hint of alcohol. Overall the ABV is covered well by the flavors, but is warming. Medium bodied. Not overly complex, but a pleasant strong Belgian pale ale.

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of J_Beloved
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, fruits, yeast, spices, and alcohol. Taste is of fruit, spices, yeast, alcohol, and some grain flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and dangerously drinkable for its ABV.

Photo of cuy50
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Bière Du Boucanier Golden from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.