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Biere Du Boucanier

1 rating: 5.0
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

The word "Boucanier" is derived from the French word"boucan", which refers to an old barbecue method and which was used on the Hispaniola island (present-day Haïti and the Dominican Republic)(map) ,where deserters from various … see full wiki

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1 review about Biere Du Boucanier

Biere Du Boucanier: A beer fit for a pirate....or a Beer Snob

  • Feb 21, 2010
Rating:
+5

Good evening, and welcome to tonight’s episode of “Pirate Beers and the men who love them”! This beer came in a mixed variety pack of beers I bid on and won at a silent auction late last summer/early fall. They’ve been hanging out (aging? :D ) in my closet for some time and I was finally able to try some of them recently.

This one was Biere Du Boucanier, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. I wasn’t sure what to expect, really, especially from looking at the bottle. I didn’t expect much, really. The bottle made me feel like I was about to enjoy a bottle of whole milk, not beer.

But then I tried it…

The Pour
This pours to a nice deep, dark ruby brown color. It has a nice thick, pillowy beige head. Looks promising…

The Nose
This smells of chocolate and roasted malt with hints of caramel. It smells very sweet but it also has a dryness on the edge of the nose. There are also hints of oak and dark, tart fruit.

The Taste
The malty sweetness of this brew is offset by a subtle sourness that really grows on you the more you experience it. Tastes a little like good tart cherries barely coated in chocolate. This is a very smooth, medium bodied brew. The mouthfeel is slightly oily but with a crispness on the edge of the tongue. There are slight hints of the higher alcohol content on the finish, which almost gives it a whiskey hint. This warms the palate nicely.

Overall
This seems far more complex than I was expecting, with a lot to enjoy and experience with each swallow. The sourness of tart cherries keep it from being overly sweet. After drinking this beer, I found myself craving more beers that show this sourness to their character. I enjoyed it a great deal.

Recommended: Absolutely! I can still, days later, taste the sourness of this beer, and I want more!

Biere Du Boucanier: A beer fit for a pirate....or a Beer Snob

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February 22, 2010
When it comes to describing beers, you've got a real gift with the words! Good job! BTW, I tried your Young's Chocolate Stout last night and I loved it. I'll be writing a review for it myself at some point over the next couple of weeks.
February 24, 2010
Thanks...that means a lot!
 
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Type: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 9%

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