Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Boskeun is the nickname of Jo, one of the two brothers who preferred to brew blond beer at home. It is a special Easter beer, one of the first real Belgian Easter beers. (Slaghmuylder's paasbier being first). It has been brewed with pale malt, Golding hops, cane sugar and refermented with native honey. As it is a seasonal beer we suggest not to keep it eternally. The name Boskeun means rabbit of the wood (virgin wood, maybe?) and the label shows it, sampling the last brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Wow. A nice surprise. Golden pour with good white head. Sweet aroma with hints of different fruits, banana and yeast. Sweet-bitter taste. Very nice and balanced combo. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice. 100% Belgian Strong Pale Ale DNA... A: Pours a yellow to orange color. A bit hazy. A huge thick white head is formed. Big bubbles. Excellent retention and many lacings left S: Complex. Sweet and very fruity, I would say. Quite malty and "bready" too. Honey, caramel malts, Belgium yeasts, cloves, vanilla, alcohol, ... T: Complex as the nose. Sweet fruity upfront, sweet malts, honey, Belgium yeasts, cloves, vanilla are a must. Delicious "hoppy" bitter end M: Heavy creamy body and high carbonation despite of the high ABV D: Delicious beer! My third De Dolle. This one is just excellent as the others [ BA Review @ 10/10/2010 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves intense lacing. Nose is of peppery alcohol, spices and slight yellow fruits. Classic De Dolle. Taste is pretty much completely dry, gives out some nice pears and more alcohol. Body is medium and carbonation moderately low. Alcohol is felt at each level but sometimes this is the only thing you need. It leaves the mouth dry and the drinker happy. Overall this is pretty much a lighter (in body) Dulle Teve, not sure which I prefer but these crazy brewers sure know how to please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (453) - - SEP 12, 2014
Medium gold color, dense lacing. Intense and yeasty nose, Full body, well pronounced flavor, much alcohol heat, great length and delicious finish, Sweet-sour to the end, enough acidity, Yeasty, malty, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1285) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo mayo de 2012. Cuerpo medio con 10 vol. Color ámbar con sabores y aromas maltosos con toques lupulados y cierto regusto amargo. No esta mal, para repetir.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1683) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from 03/2014. Aroma: As sweet as you’d expect with both honey and cane sugar, but well balanced with floral notes and fruity esters such as pineapple and pear. Appearance: Murky caramel colored body with a huge light tan head that settles into a firm cap. Flavor: Wowzers… an unyielding explosion of fruity, yeasty sweetness up front. This is stiff stuff; you feel every bit of that 10%. Dries out comparatively well and leaves a lingering dry floral impression. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, effervescent carbonation, bitter/astringent finish. Overall: This was too harsh for me. I know the description says not to keep it "eternally," but I can’t help but think a few years might calm this down a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
25cl cellared bottle from 1989. Poirs a clear datk golden with a vanishing head. Round balanced aromas of caramel, fig, a bit chocolate and reminder to Stille Nacht of the same era - kept in the same conditions. Amazing aromas! Taste has a flatter co2 profile than it's superior Xmas sister and offers a wonderful unique palate experience. Stunning aroma treat, because of the unique Rodenbach yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (804) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeasty, fruity, some malty notes. Taste: Yeasty, fruity, citrusy notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and yeasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (65) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
APPEARANCE - Clear yellow, with a 5-finger light brown head that lasts. Some lacing. SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, hoppy, herbaceous. TASTE - Nice bitter ale taste. Hoppy, piney, dry, malty, herbaceous. ABV a bit hidden MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Light, with the most carbonation I’ve ever experienced in an ale at this ABV level. VALUE - $10. - About average for a Belgian at a bar. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Nice ale, very drinkable, not boozy at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Very nice, as usually. Pours dark brown with great head and lacing. Lots of floral yeast and some faint smokiness. Light sweet finish. Light coriander. Well balanced and rich. Bottle.

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