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


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RATINGS: 967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Tried to pour without sediment, but it was still a dark and cloudy orange and gold. Aroma is pears and a little nutmeg. Also, a Little bit of peach brandy. Very subtle aroma. Taste is full of pears and peaches. Finishes with allspice and a little black pepper. Later, the taste lingers and includes some vanilla notes. Mouth feel has lots of carbonation, but not irritating. A solid entry. Nice to find a Belgian strong in a 330 ml bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1741) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Cloudy orange/brown, with a large, white head. Sour aroma, with yeast as well. Flavor is yeast, malt, honey, and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 i donít know if this was a bit disturbed by crossing two oceans on its way to me frm holland, but it was extremely yeasty. cloudy orange with a big fluffy head. the smell is fat and yeasty with camembert rind, goldings, lollies, berries, caramel, a bit of dust too. i expected something dry and zingy in the flavour but got something unexpectedly sweet and round. well itís not that itís sweet per se, itís just the texture makes me think itís sweet - round, slippery and oily, from the honey i guess. the flavour is heavily phenolic - i thought there might be rauchmalt in there at first! quite herbal in a savoury oregano and bayleaf kind of way. bit of an odd beer, iím not convinced it was at its best actually (BB was feb next year). anyway. thanks Jbrus for the chance to taste this interesting beer. rer8: @ highlandladís: pale cloudy orange, nice creamy head. vivid flowery saaz and doughy yeast in aroma. rough yeasty flavour of pears, passionfruit, phenols and dough. prickly high carbonation, dry, spicy aftertaste of bananas and pepper and a few high alcohols. rough stuff. but rustic for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Light amber color with a large head. Fruity aroma... apples? Doughy taste with a solid hit of malt. A little sugary as well and the apple shows up every so slightly. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Light Orange With White Head. Citrus...Coriander...Malt and Some Bread Dough...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Large creamy white head. Slightly hazy light amber color. Pleasant spicy/buttery apple aroma. Stale/earthy yeast taste hits you up front, along with sweet apples and pears. I donít like the palate... quite like a lot of other Belgians. Too carbonated (bites the tongue), and not silky smooth. Though, I have to say it has a full flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Hazy orange color, heavy spicy yeasty aroma and light roasted taste, full body, light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2004
bottle...Cloudy orangish pour with a large fizzy white head, and lots of floating yeast. I love belgian beer...Aroma is heavenly. Yeastly, peppery, vineous aroma with some alcohol present on the nose. Highly carbonated, big alcohol to start. Complex, spicy, earthy. Not a lot of sweetness in this beer, banana and clove are not as prominent, a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2004
(Bottle) Pour a cloudy golden orange body with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma of perfume, earth, mustiness, banana, and toffee. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. Complex flavor of yeast, spices, and fruits with a hint of wood and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle: Slightly hazy, light amber body with a medium, thick white head. Lots of small little bubbles rising quickly to the surface. Sweet, sticky aroma of light toasted malt, cake, apples, cereal, slight alcohol and mild spice. Interesting taste here. Quite malty to begin with hints of toasted malt, cereal, butter, and notes of raisin, chocolate, apple, plum, and yeast. Lots of tiny bubbles really fizz in your mouth, malty, light to medium bodied. This is a real treat.

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