Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. Biere Du Boucanier Red Belgian Pale Ale - 7% ABV
How about some Halloween themed beers for review, eh? At least I will try to get a couple of reviews in before they start ramming Christmas down our throats, because once they release the Winter ales all is lost.
Brouwerij Van Steenberge (the geniuses that brought you Gulden Draak) have produce another stunning beer for you to try, yet this beer is really quite different that your typical Belgian ale. The beer pours copper/orangish color with very little head. I must admit that I was kind of expecting a bit more red. The smell is fruity, malty and with a bit of spice. The flavor was tart fruit with honey and maybe with a hint of grapes in the background. The part of the flavor that surprised me was that it had a good bit of hops and was more dry than sweet. All in all it was quite light and refreshing, quite an easy drink. I will definitely drink this one again.
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V