HISTORY

ORIGIN OF THE BRAND

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), where deserters from various navies, as well as European outlaws, lived in the XVIIth century. They called themselves "buccaneers" and formed the first ships' crews for boarding and robbing mainly Spanish sailing vessels in the Caribbean. The "Buccaneers" loved their spirits such as rum and, of course, exceptional and strong beer. Consequently, "Bière du Boucanier" made its appearance.

ORIGIN OF THE PRODUCT

      The legendary “Bière du Boucanier” beers are produced in the north of Belgium in the region of East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) using the Belgian traditional brewing process (top fermentation, refermented in the bottle adding sugar and yeast, unpasteurized, unfiltered) with rigorously selected natural first-rate ingredients and yeast cells isolated in the brewery, the water comes solely from the wells located on the brewery grounds. This is the real and only natural brewing traditions. A traditional process that preserves the purity and naturalness of the production granting exquisite nuances of flavour.

          Our range of products is “Year-round”: GOLDEN ALE (golden blonde, 11% Alc. Vol.), DARK ALE (brown, 9% Alc. Vol.), RED ALE (red copper, 7% Alc. Vol.), CARIBBEAN ALE (light blonde, 6,5% Alc. Vol.), OLD BUCCANEER Triple (blonde, 9% Alc. Vol.) and “Seasonal”: CHRISTMAS ALE (amber, 9,5% Alc. Vol.).

Boucanier beers belong to the group “CRAFT BEERS”.

           The “Bière du Boucanier” beers are affirmed and appreciated in the international market for over 40 years thanks to its distinctive reputation and excellent quality.

            Our motto is: “SUPERIOR CLASS”.

 

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BOUCANIER GOLDEN ALE

Bottle 33cl, 330ml
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Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Queen of the "Belgian Strong Ale" category, the incomparable and renowned golden blond beer, defined in the insert Lekkerbek (Gourmet) of the Belgian daily newspaper Gentenaar of 7 October 2001 as one of the "Three Top" of the "Belgian strong ale & triple ale" category. 

 

It’s the strongest of Boucanier beers with intense and vigorous rich malt taste, powerful and harmonious aftertaste.

For the high quality and excellent taste Boucanier Golden Ale:

- won the golden medal with 3 stars of the “Superior Taste Award 2014” of ITQI in Brussels;

- became a Country Winner in the selection of the "WORLD BEER AWARDS 2019" in the UK; 

won the silver medal at the "LONDON BEER COMPETITION 2019", taking the third place among 350 competing beers from all over the world;

-  obtained the "GRAND GOLD 2020", important German award by Frankfurt International Trophy.

It is a typical convivial beer, excellent for meditation and for special celebrations or to drink with gourmet foods.

Perfect tasting temperature is 46,4-53,6 °F / 8-12 °C.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Barley malt, Sugar, Rice, Hops, Yeast 

SUN IN THE CARIBBEAN SKY
Bottle 75cl, 750ml

Alcohol content ABV   11%

Plato 22°P

Bitterness IBU    30

Color EBC  15

Shelf life 3 years

Available in: 

- case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 6 bottles x 75cl, 750ml

- case 6 bottles x 1,5L

- keg 20L

       Bottle Magnum 1,5l
GOLDEN ALE RESERVE

BOUCANIER RED ALE

Bottle 33cl, 330ml
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Belgian Pale Ale

Much appreciated beer of excellent quality which is amber-red in colour. The classic Belgian "pale ale" with very congenial and pleasant savour to drink at every occasion, it is also splendid as aperitif and to enjoy the good moments that you share with friends or family.

 

A beer to satisfy even the most discerning “pale ale” connoisseur with a medium alcohol content. It has a round and spicy taste with balanced and harmonious after-taste.

 

Perfect tasting temperature is 46,4-53,6 °F / 8-12 °C.

 

INGREDIENTS: Water, Barley malt, Hops, Yeast, Coriander, Orange peel Curaçao 

Alcohol content ABV   7%

 

Plato 16°P

Bitterness IBU    18,2

Color EBC  20,3

Shelf life 3 years

Available in: 

- case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- keg 20L

SUNSET IN THE CARIBBEAN

BOUCANIER DARK ALE

Bottle 33cl, 330ml
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MOON OF THE CARIBBEAN NIGHT  

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Original beer in the exclusive white enamel bottle, the distinctive "dark ale", brown Flemish beer (Vlaams donkerbruin) which is brown-copper in colour.

 

Beer with elevated personality and elegance, unmatched in the important friendly reunions and informal late-evening meetings.

 

It has well structured and delicately sweetish savour with a hint of caramel and a velvety, fine after-taste.

 

Perfect tasting temperature is 46,4-53,6 °F / 8-12 °C.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Barley malt, Sugar, Rice, Hops, Yeast, Caramel

Alcohol content ABV   9%

Plato 18°P

Bitterness IBU    18,6

Color EBC  57

Shelf life 3 years

Available in: 

- case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- keg 20L

BOUCANIER CARIBBEAN ALE

Bottle 33cl, 330ml
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LUSH CARIBBEAN LANDSCAPE

Belgian Golden Ale

The extraordinary speciality called also Boucanier Green, composite beer of the "golden ale" type which obtains its vitality and exuberance from Caribbean folklore, offers the sparkling stimulus of the tropical taste with a shining colour resembling the sunrays, contemporarily proposes the magnificent style of top Belgian fermentation.

 

Unique beer for festive occasions and joyous events. It’s a medium-light beer. With its fragrant and aromatic flavour,

clean and soft after-taste, it suits all palates.

 

Perfect tasting temperature is 46,4-53,6 °F / 8-12 °C.

 

INGREDIENTS: Water, Barley malt, Sugar, Rice, Hops, Yeast

Alcohol content ABV   6,5%

Plato 14°P

Bitterness IBU    21

Color EBC  13

Shelf life 3 years

Available in: 

- case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- keg 20L

Winter Seasonal

Beer Celebration - Christmas Ale

Excellent Christmas beer (seasonal production), attractive celebration beer that does indeed bring good cheer into the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

 

It is bright orange in colour with a reddish tone, essential "X-Mas ale" to celebrate holidays at this particular period of the year appropriately, it is generally considered to run from late November until half of January.

 

It has a full-bodied taste with showy floral notes, consistent and pronounced after-taste and leaves unforgettable memories.

Very good with fondue and cheese.

 

Perfect tasting temperature is 46,4-53,6 °F / 8-12 °C.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Barley malt, Sugar, Hops, Yeast 

Bottle 33cl, 330ml
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WINTER CROSSING IN THE SNOWY ATLANTIC

Alcohol content ABV   9,5%

Plato 18°P

Bitterness IBU    17

Color EBC  30,8

Shelf life 3 years

Available in: 

- case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- keg 20L

OLD BUCCANEER

Bottle 33cl, 330ml
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STORM IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA

Triple Ale

It is a traditional Belgian beer of the “triple malt” type and it is bright blonde in colour.

 

It is a beer elaborated with the old method of top fermentation, typical for all Belgian "ales" and this confers on them a noble and generous character.

 

The flavour is rich and definitely of marked dry bitter hops with an after-taste of hop bitterness and herbal sensation.

It is a delicious beer for many kinds of dishes based on fish or meat.

 

Perfect tasting temperature is 46,4-53,6 °F / 8-12 °C.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Barley malt, Sugar, Rice, Hops, Yeast 

Alcohol content ABV   9%

Plato 18°P

Bitterness IBU    28

Color EBC  8

Shelf life 3 years

Available in: 

- case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

- keg 20L

Boucanier Collection
MIXED PACK

Box 6 bottles x 33cl, 330ml

2 bottles Boucanier Golden – 2 bottles Boucanier Red – 2 bottles Boucanier Dark

Bière Du Boucanier
GIFT SET

Box 3 bottles Boucanier Golden 75cl, 750ml

FRONT PACK
BACK PACK
 

FOOD & BEER PAIRING

Belgian Delights

Belgian Waffles
Belgian Pralines
Mustard
Authentic Belgian Beer
Belgian Shrimp Croquettes
Moules
Belgian Frites
St.Paulin Belgian Cheese
 

OUR PACKAGING

case 24 bottles x 33cl, 330ml
case 6 bottles x 75cl, 750ml
case 12 bottles x 33cl, 330ml
keg 20L
 
 

OUR AWARDS

2020

BOUCANIER GOLDEN ALE

In the middle of March 2020 our "Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale" obtained an important German award in Frankfurt am Main, winning the "GRAND GOLD 2020", the most prestigious prize in the scale of the three medals put in competition by the Frankfurt International Trophy among 473 beers selected and evaluated by an authoritative jury composed of beer experts, master brewers, beverage and food journalists and beer sommeliers.

 

The competition has strong ties to the restaurant world and is represented each year by an honorary president of renown (famous German Michelin star chef). For the 2020 edition, Nils Henkel, chef at the restaurant "Schwarzenstein, Geisenheim-Johannisberg" (two Michelin stars), is the Honorary president of the Frankfurt International Trophy.

2019

We are proud to announce that our Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale, 11% Alc. Vol. has won two international awards of great importance in the year 2019.

The Boucanier Golden Ale won the silver medal at the "LONDON BEER COMPETITION 2019" with the third place among 350 competing beers from all over the world, having been preferred ahead formidable competitors such as Founders (all types of beer from this brewery), Gulden Draak Classic, Delirium Tremens, Stone (Ruination Double IPA,  White Ghost Berliner Weisse), Hobgoblin IPA, Gulden Draak Imperial Stout, just to mention the most affirmed and famous ones.

The first beer ranked 92 points, the second 90, and the Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale 87 points. 

London is considered the most influential and important city in the world!

Boucanier Golden Ale conquered the title of Country Winner in the Belgian Style Strong in the selection of the "WORLD BEER AWARDS 2019" for the category "Pale Beer Belgian Style Strong" held in the UK, participating in this important event in competition with Belgian beers of the same category very important and well known as Duvel, Gouden Carolus, Malheur 10, Hapkin, Leffe Rituel 9 and others.

2014

The "Boucanier Golden Ale" has received the highest award of the "SUPERIOR TASTE AWARD" with three gold stars by the organization "International Taste & Quality Institute" in Brussels in the year 2014. In the blind-test tasting, the "Boucanier Golden Ale" was chosen as the best by the jury composed of 120 chefs, many of them with Michelin Star and authoritative professional sommeliers, all with qualified tasting experience who examined hundreds of food & beverage products from over 130 countries around the world. The results of the final evaluation were: Elegant and finest beer. Balanced taste and superb aroma. Persistent and harmonious aftertaste. Robust character and strong personality.

2001

In Antwerp in 2001 the prestigious Belgian organization of “Beer Sommeliers” (“De Objectifs Bier Proevers – Les Taste Bières Objectifs”), led by Dirk Van Dyck owner of Antwerp's famous "Kulminator" (According to the beer lovers from Ratebeer, beer-pub the Kulminator is voted as the Best Beer – Pub in the World), during a tasting event, indicated their preferences in the category of Belgian Golden Strong Ale beers. Before knowing which beers, they drank blindly, the beer tasters chose the first three best products: Gouden Carolus Triple, Special Blond and Bière du Boucanier (Golden). The beers tasted were Gordon Finest Gold Blond, Kastel Bier Triple, Gouden Carolus Triple, Judas, Lamoral Triple, Delirium Tremens, Piraat, Brigand, Angel, Duvel, Special Blond, Bière du Boucanier (Golden), Julius. The news was published in the newspaper “De Gentenaar” of October 7, 2001 in the insert Lekkerbek (Gourmet).

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9940 Evergem - Belgium

Tel.: +32(0)9-2982037

Mobile: +32(0)477-229256

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