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La Bière du Boucanier Red Ale

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

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fhoublon (21) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée à la LCBO Rideau à Ottawa. Dégustée le 16 novembre 2008 (Tulip). Bière rouge orangée voilée. Mousse beaucoup, col épais, grossier et durable. Assez effervescente, bulles fines à moyennes. Odeur de miel bien présente, de levure et d’alcool. Goût de miel, de céréales et de levure. Très bonne mais inférieure aux meilleures belges, moins raffinée.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (860) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2014
330ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nearly clear medium red with a solid one finger white head. Really good head retention but lacing really isn’t anything to speak of. Aroma really has a lot going on. Tangerine mixed with what is almost a cola or chocolate note. A bit of spicy Belgian yeast is thrown in there too. The taste is less impressive. Sweet right off the bat and a very strong tootsie roll/cherry coke flavor that is just odd. I really think it might be oxidation. Light orange/tangerine is in the background but it is buried under the chocolate. Extremely sweet throughout that borders on cloying with a sticky finish. Overall, this beer is a mess. I’m not sure of the age but oxidation seems to have hit it. Some weird flavors going on and just way too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (610) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
Backlog. Bottle 33cl. Some sweetbread and oranges with dried fruits and citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Light amber, very hazy. Orange peel, marzipan, lightly tart finish. Much preferred over the blonde, but still only ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (80) - - FEB 9, 2014
Pours an hazy orange,white head. Sweet aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is sweet bread,citrus and a bit of alcohol. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from www.beershop.hr. Slight cloudy orange/golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruity orange (jaffa cakes) nose. Sweet malty, yeasty and biscuity orange (peel) taste with notes of spices and touch of alcohol. Bit too fruity for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2430) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
bottle pours clear, very light amber smells sweet, bit grains taste sweet, grainy, but medicinal

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
Poured light reddish amber with a frothy off white head, well laced. Aroma of sweet citrus, light zest. Medium body, flavour is moderate candy sweet, dark, dry fruit. dark chocolate. Lingering zesty sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (225) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2013
rossa con una bella schiuma bianca,persistente..opaca ma non eccessivamente torbida..rilascia un ottimo aroma fruttato e lievitoso,in classico stile belga e il gusto risulta anche piacevole,forse un pò troppo dolce ma bevibile (almeno la prima)..retrogusto un pizzico amaro,ma siamo sempre in terra belga!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevensks (7) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
Deep gold colour, thick white head. Aroma very sweet, with caramel and chocolate, you can feel an alcohol. Flavor resonates with aroma, also sweet, like a piece of chocolate with some liqueur. Tasty, balanced beer, very specific one. If you taste this beer, you would like to eat some candy :)


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