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

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RATINGS: 878   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2003
The third De Dolle brew of the evening and one of the most original beers I've had the pleasure of sipping. Poured a burnt orange color with plenty of sediment and a creamy white head. Caramel, toast, and cheerios in the aroma- a hint of urine? Also some rubbing alcohol or Band-aid tones. Very interesting flavor- alcohol, caramel, honey, chocolate, oranges, some woodiness and a hint of banana. Lively carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Massive sweetness from the nose, like a glass of honey with sugars poured on top. Taste is similar, one-dimesional sugary treat. Belly warming alcohol apparent after first swallow. After reading the other reviews, I wonder if this beer is past it's prime and has lost it's balance or complexity. If you like sweet sugary beers, this ones for you, but I enjoy and expect more going on. I'll try this agian if I ever see it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
really sweet hoppy scent going on here, very cloudy amber color with large chunks of yeast - with a nice layer of thin head, VERY effervescent, too sweetly flavored, smooth creamy flavor, but way too sweet

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Hazy orange gold color with a HUGE cloudy head and was still huge all the way to the end. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a citrus spice character, very nice. Flavor is sweet with candi sugar with a well hidden alcohol background. Finishes smooth and zesty with carbonation. Overall this is a great strong tripel, I love it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Pours a light and cloudy gold, lots of head and carbonation. Pleasing aromas of candy and citrus. Very yummy fruit flavors (pears.) Very carbonated palate with a slight alcohol finish. Definately glad I can get De Dolle here now.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2003
This one gets points just for the funny label art. A very cloudy and pale amber orange in the pour with a huge craggy head, that totally has a mind of its own. It dissipates quickly but leaves a nice residue on top. Lots of fruit in the aroma that follow into the taste, lots of peaches and pears with delightful citrusy sweet aromas at every turn. The finish is extremely dry and slightly bittersweet, very very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2003
[Bottled] An unclear red/orange beer with a beutiful though collapsing head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of peach. The flavor is also sweet malty with notes of oranges, peaches, coriander, yeast, and alcohol prickling the tongue. It ends on a fruit rich dryness with a hint of bitterness. It has a great palate for a beer of 7% ABV. But it has too much yeast flavor for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Whats with the label? Looks like a silktork user pic :) Muddy burnt orange in color, hazy with mad head. Aroma of barnyard, alchohol, yeast. Full, rich flavor, candy sweet taste, a bit too sweet in the finish....too much candy sugar, slightly dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Bottle, purchased for the cool-ass rabbit. H-U-G-E head that foamily dissipates. Excellent sweetness in the nose, with prominent alcohol. Nice pear/apple flavor that nicely develops into a sweet and scotchlike flavor in the finish. Nice!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2003
7/27/03: bottle.
yeasty belgian aroma with some floral. golden sunflower body with no lacing. flavors include honey, champagne, apricot, alcohol and tart apples. sharp finish with a nice bunny.


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