Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Bière du Boucanier-Golden Ale

Among the Bières du Boucanier, the Golden Ale is the heavy hitter.  It clocks in at a vicious 11% alcohol--this stuff tastes unabashedly strong and it will warm you up in a hurry! It has a yeasty, boozy aroma with some crisp apple notes. It pours a very cloudy dull gold colour, topped with a crazy cloud of thick white head.  Seriously, this stuff is so foamy that it was an ordeal to pour.

There is a nice combination of maltiness and sweetness in the flavour, with notes of apple. It seems weird to say for a beer with 11% alcohol, but I'd actually have liked a bit more flavour.  It tastes nice, but it could definitely have been more robust and full bodied. Also, the warm, boozy aftertaste could probably use a tad more hops.

Still, the Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale is an enjoyable, warm, and interesting beer. It's definitely worth a try.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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