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


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RATINGS: 972   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3228) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
Hazy orange gold hue, with a long frothy head, fruity aroma of oranges, apricots with a hint of vanilla and honey through a medium-bodied palate with sweet and malted accent in a spectrum of apricots finishing with an hoppy note

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Thin head with light carbonation. Head dances nicely up the sides of the glass. Interesting aroma. Lemon, spices, honey, sweet tarts and a bit of alcohol. Color is a medium golden orange with a slight bit of suspended sediment. Honey is evident in the flavor with a bit more of sweet candy and a nice alcohol warming. Finish is smooth and leaves a thin film and aftertaste. Very easy drinking and one of my favorites from De Dolle. A winner in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Pours a golden hazy hue with a small frothy white head with nice lacing. Aromas of citrus/lemonm peel, honey, a little spice and a little perfume. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with flavors of honey, roasted nuts, a slight bitterness, and smooth velvety mouthfeel with a slight bite on the finish. Tastes similar, if I remember correctly to the midas touch by Dogfish Head due to the honey. This a suprisingly easy beer to drink and enjoy. Another winner from de dolle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Medium copper gold, little head that faded totally. Just missed pouring a truly menacing pile of yeast into the glass. Big nose of yeast, perfume, and rosewood. Caramel malt plays with perfume yeast, and an alcohol laden warmth. Enjoyable , if not spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Sampled without sediment. Hazy grazy orange colour with a big frothy head that eventually settled down to a thin constant white head. The nose is estery with just a hint of bannana and yeast. The taste is strong up front with yeast and alcohol vapours. Spices like pepper and (chive??) are roaming around in and out. Not bad overall, biggest problem with this thing is that darn yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5217) - 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 (1749) - 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 (4722) - 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...

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