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

BA SCORE
86
very good
274 Ratings
Bière Du Boucanier GoldenBière Du Boucanier Golden
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
274
Reviews:
181
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this in a Global Beer sampler two years ago, but have not found it since... but will hunt it down, along with my notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssmack
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden amber colour. One inch of foamy head. Some nice carbonation throughout. Not much lacing at all.

Aroma of sweet Beligan yeast. Caremel icing on white cake. Tangy fruit snell - peachers.

The taste matches the aroma. Caky taste with a sharp tangy spicy finish. Resolves to the taste of cooked vegetables - brocolli. The 11% alcohol can not be tasted at all.

Medium feel that fills the mouth.

A delicious tangy Belgian ale. I am looking forward to finding this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for about $2.25 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - bright clear golden color, with and incredible amount of visible bubbles. Huge 3.5 finger white head with great retention time. Upon second glance the beer is a bit hazy. Mountains of white head just sit there and sit there and sit there.... Great looking beer.

Smell - sweet caramel, funky Belgian yeast are the stars. A little bit of an earthy Cyrus underneath.

Taste - Belgian yeast and a ton of candied sugar start of up front. A bit boozy but certainly doesn't taste like in the 11% range. A bit of a cherry fruit mixed with something tropical like papaya. A bit of an odd combination but it works. Some bitterness keeps the extreme sweetness in order. Heat in the throat after a few sips due to the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - smooth, lively carbonation and a moderately juicy feel, before drying out a bit.

Overall - a well crafted, great looking Belgian pale ale, that I'm happy to have tried. Worth a shot and definitely looking forward to the second bottle in the tasters pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of DaveBar
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A- Opens well and pours clear gold. Good head that stays for a few minutes

S- Not a lot here. Got the yeast and malt but it's light

T- A bit young. SUPER hot. Not very likeable this young

M- Very carbonated. Too much so. Very dry but a touch sweet.

O- A pretty good beer but I won't buy it again. There are better beers out there.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with.... Fried Chicken

Enjoy

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

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Bière Du Boucanier Golden from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.84 out of 5 based on 274 ratings.
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