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

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -73.8%

11-11-2012 00:19:23 | More by cfalovo97
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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:46:31 | More by TheCrowsNest
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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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 04:34:15 | More by LiquidAmber
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

09-26-2012 20:49:06 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

09-08-2012 18:21:50 | More by J_Beloved
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 03:11:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-30-2012 04:39:49 | More by cuy50
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2012 16:47:15 | More by beerpadawan
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3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draught at La Trappe, Biere du Boucanier is dull gold with a light sand colored head leaving sheets of foamy lace.

Smell is earthy, a little sweet malt, touch of cotton candy.

Taste is richly sweet malt, a little sugary. There a bite that reminds me of extract homebrew.

Mouthfeel is dry, but sugary. Medium bodied, for the style.

Drinkability ok. The abv is dangerously well hidden, but it's sugary and somewhat angular, lacking elegance and depth. I used to drink a lot of these at The Sharpe Edge when I first started drinking Belgian beers, and now I'm not really sure why...

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 01:15:24 | More by ccrida
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-02-2012 18:16:05 | More by parintele
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2012 22:49:08 | More by Birdlegs
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -28%

07-03-2012 03:27:14 | More by tuka
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

06-29-2012 23:19:50 | More by djaeon
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4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chilled tulip glass. Another night, another Du Boucanier. This one is listed on the bottle as the "Grand Cru," which is French for "Great Growth" and refers to a well-respected vineyard. Oh well.

-Appearance 4.0:: Color was a straw yellow, with big carbonation bubbles and a quarter-inch head. The small head dissipated into pleasant foamy swirls on top.

-Smell 4.5: Wow, wow. Beautiful bouquet. Spicy Belgian yeast and vibrant citrus, along with what I can only describe as sugar-preserved fruit. There is also a very slight hint of grains in this bouquet. Superb.

-Taste 4.0: Somewhat similar to the ale I previously reviewed from Du Boucanier, the front of this beer has a very pleasant tanginess. However, the sweetness is amped up in this ale, because of its high alcohol content. Middle is a strangely light sweetness, with a definite barley taste, but this is very subdued. Finish is medium bodied and sweet, with a distinct golden raisin (sultana) flavor. Aftertaste is long and luxurious, but difficult to describe: the best I could come up with is comparing it to a very light maple syrup. The fact that this is 11% ABV is hard to believe.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Above average, but just barely. The carbonation level of this brew almost interferes with the enjoyment of the beer.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent tripel-style Belgian ale. This claims to be a "Belgian Strong Pale Ale," but I could detect very few hop overtones in this pantaloon-kicker. Restrained, elegant and refreshing, this is a beer to be savored. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 04:24:51 | More by BeerDocT
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-23-2012 18:42:59 | More by Marius
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-09-2012 02:23:07 | More by gk4984
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-17-2012 00:21:11 | More by Texasfan549
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-20-2012 16:14:49 | More by chrispoint
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-15-2012 20:18:04 | More by JAHMUR
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-08-2012 13:46:47 | More by halo913
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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-cloudy gold with a thin white head

S-salted caramel. honey. light stale grass scent. its an odd mix.

T-very odd beer. comes in with a grassy taste of salted caramel and stale hops. its a warming taste with a honey after-taste. once again, its an odd taste. some apples in there as well.

M-near perfect, its high carbonation but with syrupy semi-dry finish

O-my description makes it sound terrible. it really isn't a terrible beer. its probably one of the last Belgians I'll ever buy again, but i did slightly enjoy this. its nice to try a belgian that doesn't remind you too much of any other belgian.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 01:49:21 | More by AdamBear
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2012 04:59:46 | More by Kornoms
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

01-07-2012 18:35:05 | More by towlea25
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2012 14:04:23 | More by Stoffel
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2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Whatever pros this beer has, the abv kills them. The beer can't handle the abv and the taste is very astringent. It is a beautiful orange/amber with a nice head. Yeasty smell w/ a very little citrus. The taste is peppery and a little apricot but quickly dissolves into a hard core ethanol taste that puts me off. Will not buy again. Didn't really want to finish either.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 19:48:16 | More by darkhorseT
Bière Du Boucanier Golden from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.