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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Production system: high fermentation, non-pasteurised, fully natural product, refermentation in the bottle and keg.
Kind of malt is "Scarlet pilsener malt".
Purified water from the brewery's source
Yeast developed and cultured in our laboratory.
Types of Hops: Hallertau, Saaz, Spalt
Not used: spices, aromatic herbs


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy golden-amber with a moderate off-white head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose there are notes of straw, caramel, herbs and Belgian spice, along with subtle hops. The flavour is lightly sweet throughout with honey, caramel, flowers, spice and pepper. The finish becomes hoppier, with pine and subtle resin. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent strong Belgian ale with Belgian spice and significant alcohol that is well disguised. 2013-02-23


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (211) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
33cl bottle part of 6 pack from LCBO, Greektown in Toronto, ON. 11% alc. / vol. Pours a hazy deep gold colour with one finger of lasting white head. Aroma of yeast and hops. Taste matches the aroma with a lively carbonation and dry hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6280) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Decent belgian blonde, with some light fruit and a zesty yeast...kinda lacking in depth for a BSA, though. Not bad, but not worth the price.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (937) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle. Poured clear gold with an initially large white head that settles. Light bready malt aroma, boozy. Medium bodied, tight carbonation, metallic finish. Flavour is grainy and sweet, peppery hops with yeast and alcohol notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (799) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Gift pack from the LCBO. Pours a golden yellow, slight touch of haze, lots of carbonation, massive fluffy white head, some lace. Nose is sugary malt, touch of spice, Belgian yeast. Tastes bitter initially, that gives way to candy sugar, sweet caramelized malt, spicy. Decent, not my favorite from the gift box.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2730) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Also tasted as Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale; derivative of Piraat 10.5°, deep peach blonde with frothy, off-white foam and estery and malty character, a bit bready, caramelly, yeasty, with near astringent alcohol in the finish, sweetish with spicy notes and floral hops. Lacks refinement and seems to be mostly aimed at just being strong, like the other Boucaniers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (755) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2014 Total Score: 3.6
************************************************ + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diabobale (252) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una buona strong ale, non commerciale. Non pastorizzata e filtrata soprattutto. Di colore dorato, con buona schiuma e ben luppolata

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (636) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
La Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale (BE) - Strong Ale - 11%

Golden color, almost clear. Enormous explosive whit head, as common in the Belgian ales, slightly hoppy smell. Aroma is malty (blonde malts), sweetish with lots of brandy, rum, alcohol, hints of apricot and honey, backed by a decent amount of hops. Man, this is strong, winey, whiskeysh. Taste sweetish with a decent bitter finish. Full bodied, carbonated, burning. Not so tasty as expected, still solid, pretty dry short finish. Warming, good for winter, strong strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1379) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Blonde dorée foncée très pétillante, mousse blanche cotonneuse, nez de céréales blondes et de sucre cuit, avec un peu de pomme. Bouche d’orge et de fruits jaunes, chaleur d’alcool, des abricots et du miel. Une bonne bière, mais qui aurait été encore meilleure avec un alcool moins excessif, et des saveurs un brin mieux définies. Malgré tout, c’est une boisson à déconseiller aux gorges sensibles, et elle possède quelques charmantes qualités.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1207) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Hazed golden colour. Big boozy aroma with esters, vanilla, and rose petals with a touch of honey. Yeasty/estery palate, big boozy finish. Decent winter beer for sure.


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