Bière Du Boucanier Dark | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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165 Ratings
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Bière Du Boucanier DarkBière Du Boucanier Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by maxpower on 08-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has bits of sweetness with some faint hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has somewhat muted flavors compared to other beers in the style but hides its alcohol rather well.

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from the Boucanier mixed pack, served at slightly cooler than room temperature.

Poured into a Chimay goblet. Dark hazy Chestnut ruby, decent cap of typical Belgian spotted foam. Some lacing.

Nose is mild plum, raisins, typical Belgian phenols and yeast. Not exactly impressive, but decent.

Decent tasting dark ale, with some nice plum and spice notes. I can't say I was blown away by this brew, however, as the flavor lacked any real depth. Finishes dry, a bit of phenol/medicinal flavours.

Carbonation is somewhat higher than usual, but decent feel.

Not bad, might benefit from some aging. Not as enjoyable as the Red, but enjoyable to drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (raisins, cherries), sweet malts, Belgian yeast and some breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet dark fruit, sweet malts, a touch of yeast, some breadiness and a slight hop bitterness.

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

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

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy dark orange amber with a fine very light tan head with good retention and massive lacing. Aroma of dark sweet malt, molasses, dark dried fruit, Belgian spicing. Flavor starts with dark fruit, brown sugar, Belgian yeast and sweet malt, developing more estery fruit flavors then finishing slightly dryer with lightly sour fruit flavors. Very nice flavor progression and modestly complex. Body is light to medium, but pleasant carbonation keeps it interesting. Quite sweet, like a lot of van Steenberge beers, but has plenty of flavor to keep the balance. I really enjoyed this.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a deep ruby red brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spices, dark fruit, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, banana, fruit, bread, and alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. There were a lot of things going on in this one that I enjoy about this style. This made it easy to drink despite the kick of alcohol going on. This was very welcoming as if the alcohol on this one would not have had a balance I could have found it to be a complete flop. I just wish that the aroma would have been a little more robust upon inspection. Worth trying if you see it on tap in your area.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy dark khaki 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 malt, grain, dark fruit, brown sugar, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a solid set of aromas and flavors that make it tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Biere du Boucanier Dark

Appearance : Poured from a cool looking white stubby bottle with a label depicting a pirate at night . The beer pours a dark brown with no sediment and with decent clarity. Off white head forms, lasting the duration.

Smell: The nose suggests figs and brandy, heavily malty, sweet smelling and inviting all in all. As it warms, caramels and floral notes come out.

Taste: Strong presence of estery Belgian yeast with dark fruit notes of plum, date and raisin. There are some leafy, herbal noble hop notes with a balancing bitterness. Really highlights the yeast with the sugary over ripe dark fruit notes. The finish is malty sweet with alcohol making a small presence.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, rich and flavorful. Carbonation is spot on at a medium high level and the finish is strong and quite drying. Every sip beckons for another.

Overall: Another fine offering from one of the world's greatest breweries. Great flavor, feel and overall drinking experience. Finding a few of these in the fridge would be like discovering buried treasure. Would pair excellent with mild fruited cheeses.

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Bière Du Boucanier Dark from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.8 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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