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La Bière du Boucanier Dark Ale

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


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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energetic and full-bodied taste with sweetish pronounced tone, brown copper color and with a creamy foam of beige tonality, bouquet harmonious and elegant. Category "Belgian Strong Dark Ale", style "brown ale", this beer is produced with the method of the triple fermentation, means that it has three doses of malt more than the quantity used for other beers, added in three different phases of workmanship, like the last phase where the malt is directly put in the bottle or the keg.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
Ottima birra, dal corpo strutturato. All’aroma è piacevolissima: si percepisce chiaramente il maltato e il caramello, ma inaspettatamente anche un lieve aroma di luppolo. In bocca è molto interessante: chiare note di frutta essiccata, soprattutto prugne, sentori caramellati, ma sempre quel leggero gusto luppolato di fondo che bilancia il maltato e la rende una birra non estremamente dolce, quanto più che altro abboccata. Gusto rotondo e deciso, alcool presente ma non esagerato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 26, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (455) - ITALY - JUN 2, 2014
Denso color marrone scuro con riflessi rubino in controluce ed un massiccio cappello di soffice schiuma beige. Aroma dolciastro, fruttato e caramellato; gusto anch’esso dolciastro con note di toffee, frutta sciroppata e un retrogusto leggermente tostato e più amarognolo. Corpo medio, struttura parzialmente liquorosa, effervescenza vivace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (257) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zuur en bitter, caramel, chokolade en citroen. Goed bier, blijft niet lang hangen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdoorr (52) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours brown with some red and a persistent creamy fan head. Aroma is fruity perhaps notes of banana. Taste is sweet caramel. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. High drinkability though high ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée à la LCBO Rideau à Ottawa. Dégustée le 7 décembre (Tulip). Bière brune foncée opaque. Mousse beaucoup, col épais beige crème, grossier et durable. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de crème, de levure et de café. Goût de noisettes, de noix de Grenoble. La meilleure des 3 bières du Boucanier essayées jusqu’à maintenant mais n’a pas le raffinement des meilleures belges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (1995) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Malty and creamy strong Belgian dark beer. Has some spices of course and is quite yeasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (892) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a hazy dark brown with a half finger off-white head. Very poor head retention and little to no lacing. Not too impressive for a Belgian. Aroma is on the fruity side with a lot in the way of cherries and plums with some caramel and molasses. There is somewhat of a metallic note that is a bit off-putting but it remains restrained. Some spicy yeast is underneath. The flavor closely follows the aroma with dark fruit and cherries but the molasses is quite a bit more prominent. A touch of clove and banana from the yeast but the flavors are somewhat muted. Sticky, sweet mouthfeel lingering long after the finish. Overall, this seems like a less refined version of a Belgian Strong Ale. Too many off-notes and muddled flavors. I also feel like there is too much residual sugar. I probably won’t come back to this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (720) - - JAN 22, 2014
A mio parere la più buona tra le boucanier, anche se l’alcol non è per niente ammortizzato e per usare un eufemismo "ti scartavetra la gola". Dopo una tale sciabolata piratesca, rimane comunque la consolazione del suo gusto prevalentemente dolce, con note di frutta scura, uva spina e sentori di caramello.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
This brew is a clear dark reddish-mahogany color with a medium tan head that dissipates gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, yeast and fruit. Medium to full body and slightly syrupy with flavors of dark malts, earthy yeast, caramel malt and raisin. The finish is fruity with a yeast and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

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