Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Belgian Beer no.285: Biere du Boucanier

There is not much I know about this beer - so please help if you do. While in Prague we saw these Belgian beers in a fridge. Perhaps only made for export? I have not seen the Biere du Boucanier yet in Belgium. 11%.
Update: according to the comments this is actually Belgian Beer no. 166 Piraat. I will however leave it as a 'new' beer as this is probably the export version. Then again, who is counting? :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Some more info on this beer. I've never seen or heard about it before.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/48/7975

Take care,

ABN

Simon Aughton said...

As the link above suggests, it’s Boucanier not Boutanier.

The Delirium Café has it:

http://www.anaesthesic.be/delirium/carte/belgian.php?lang=fr&alpha=b

Rodrigo said...

We can find this in São Paulo, Brazil.

Anonymous said...

I could buy this in Berkeley, CA and they also had it at the European Beer Festival in Copenhagen in Septermber.

Nina said...

I brought a bottle of it home from one of my business trips to Eastern Europe. I had never seen it in Belgium either and thus was sceptical at first. But the fact that it is brewed by Van Steenberge made my try it.

That was some months ago, and I can hardly remember what it tasted like. I just know that I did not like it. There must be reasons why it is not sold in Belgium and why the brewery does not list it among its products...

Piero said...

In Italy it's quite famous, they also have a website:

http://www.biereduboucanier.be/

Maarten said...

Actually it IS sold in Belgium (I'm Belgian, so I know :) )
Although it is also called "Piraat" which is Dutch for, you guessed it; Pirate.

Joris Stirk said...

Joris Stirk
Bière du Boucanier is not Piraat, they are two different beers. Boucanier is Golden, Piraat is amber. Owner of the Boucanier is Icobes b.v.b.a. Owner of the Piraat is Van Steenberge.