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

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Bière Du Boucanier RedBière Du Boucanier Red

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maxpower on 10-09-2004

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3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper-tinted amber brew with a big foam in the Avec les Bons Voeux chalice. Big fruity aroma with a yeasty zing. Clove and banana and carrot cake. Sweet and malty with the sudden dry, mineral finish.

If you're in the mood for the cloying cake taste, this is pretty good stuff with a big Belgian character. However I think Brouwerij Van Steenberge has one really big vat somewhere in a factory and their real business is coming up with interesting labels with funny names. From the standard double bump 330 ml bottle.

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3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Catalin90
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mick303
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found a bottle discounted at the LCBO. Served chilled. Appearance is a a coppery gold brown, good initial head with solid lacing. Very clear with visible carbonation.

S - notes of crystal malt, caramel, candy apple,crisp fruit notes, grape and gooseberry, a firm yeasty character. Slick pear sweet notes, bready, some muted earthy hop notes.

T - interesting interplay of the biscuity/cracker like malts, with a sherry-like or red wine-like syrupy character. Malty sweetness, with cherries, graham cracker, and drying with some more vineous character on the finish. Too sweet all around I think, belgian yeast is there for sure but gets buried a bit behind the candied aspects. Spicy notes come forward as well.

M - coating, with a syrupy vineous character, drinks almost like a port wine but with some moderate carbonation. Very sweet, big satisfying body. A big rich fruity malty beer, has enough bitterness and alcohol bite to balance out.

A good Belgian red, but not a beer I would drink regularly. It does show off some better character as it warms. Lots of flavour but a bit too candied and sweet I think, they went very heavy on the candi sugar/crystal malts and it comes across as sweetened and heady with the strength.Good character and lot of potential, but could have come across better.

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3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ssmack
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden red colour. Half inch of light beige head that disappeared half way through. Little lacing and no retention.

Sharp tangy Belgian yeast aroma. Sweet grainy malt. Smell of cream as it warmed.

Sweet caramel and tangy spiciness (nutmeg) in the taste. Some oakiness too.

Medium feel with spright on tip of tongue.

Enjoyable Belgian read. Tangy and sweet.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evil_liver
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into a pint glass. Purchased as part of the tastes pack from the LCBO. About $2.25 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - a very clear coppery amber color with minimal visible carbonation. Nearly two fingers of head are poured, although retention time isn't brilliant. Wispy lacing left around the glass and the head coalesces into a thin layer of foam.

Smell - sweet caramel, Belgian funk, a slight bit of overripe fruit and candied sugar.

Taste - pretty much the same as the nose, with the sweet caramel and Belgian funk, but Therese some orchard fruits thrown in, pears, plums and maybe even peaches. Candied sugar rounds things out. Definitely on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel - smooth, reasonably light bodied and lower than average carbonation. Works nicely with the flavor profile. Slightly syrupy despite the light body (somehow).

Overall - not a bad Belgian pale ale, but there's something that just doesn't wow me. For those really enjoying orchard fruits I recommend this one to you but otherwise it's a forgettable, if still solid and reasonably priced Belgian pale ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DaveBar
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

A- Opens well and pours a good head that is gone quickly. Nice dark amber color

S- A bit lacking here. Good malt backbone

T- Struggling to say something upbeat but can't. Very sweet. Not my style at all. A heavy malt tone and lots of sugar.

M- Sickly sweet and touch dry. It's ok but the sweetness gets you after a while

Food Pairing

This pretty good amber went well with...... Curried duck!!


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Photo of macpapi
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a nice amber color with a full white head. Smell is dominated by fruity aroma--mainly apricot--and Belgian yeast/sugars. There is a bit of a peppery finish. Taste is fruity--this time cherries are most prominent--with the strong presence of Belgian yeast and sugars. Pepper and alcohol sting are met with the mildest hop presence at the back of the swallow. In the mouth this beer is crisp and moderately carbonated. Overall this is a pretty nice Belgian ale. It is not as complex as some in the style, but I would certainly not mind having it again.

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3.36/5  rDev -11.3%

$ 4.79/11.2 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma lightly fruity
Head small (1 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and a couple islands
Lacing poor – few small islands
Body medium, hazy
Flavor begins slightly sweet with light maltiness, light yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 2.75, flavor 3.75, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.1875. Final weighted score: 3.3625.
Pretty nondescript. Not as malty as most red ales.

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Bière Du Boucanier Red from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 183 ratings
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