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


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RATINGS: 1004   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy golden hue with a creamy snow white head. Very lacy. Aroma is spicy and strongly citrusy. Underlying sour and yeasty aromas as well. Taste is a subtle explosion. Spicy immediately (cloves and ginger?)followed by floral flavors. Nice citrusy and fruity backbone and underlying lemony sourness in the finish. Medium bodied with a spicy aftertaste. Refreshingly and crisply bitter finish and aftertaste. Very nice. Definitely a very drinkable brew with a lot going on for your palate. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 a sim rate. floral, citrus & alcohol aroma, nice cloudy amber colour with a white foamy head that died quickly. medium bitterness fairly strong alcohol flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. aroma hints at the character: booze, slight funky yeast presence, with a maltiness presiding. flavor is smooth, malty, but fades into a balanced, enjoyable, long-lasting aftertaste. another stellar beer from de dolle. this may be a seasonal (as the description states) but i think this one can stand the test of time easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2005
33 cL bottle, snifter. Eeek! I got a little happy with the yeast. It was a sparkling, rich gold before the yeast and now it’s a ruddy copper. Either way, the hue is nice. The head is a bit thin, but creamy and white. Very spicy hop aroma with a sweet breadish malt profile, doughy yeast, and lots of light fruits (white grapes, pear, peaches). Light alcohol note. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium-full body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, trace alcohol. The bottom line is: it’s complex, and good, but...just not enough of my thing for me to think it great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (613) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2005
Cloudy golden yellow with a nice and lasting white head. Aroma is an earthy hay and spicy citrus. Great fruty, earthy, spicy sweet malt flavor with a long finish. Full and creamy body. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2005
#1000 From the bottle this brew pours a honey/golden color with a tall-strong white head that lasts leaving lacing behind as you drink. This brew showed a slightly smokey quality to it with a nice fruit and spice estery nose and finish. Hints of orange, honey, apple, and dried pineapple in the body. Very smooth with a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 (Bottled, 7.0% ABV) Opaque amber color with a large, creamy and lacy head. Sourish, orange-fruity, spicy and yeasty aroma with quite strong hops - like Orval with added spiciness. Strongly hoppy, orange-pineapple-fruity and peppery-orange-peel-spicy, dry, honeyish, anisey, quite complex flavor. Medium to full-bodied, slightly vineous and warming, quite carbonated palate. A very delicious, easy-downing, well-balanced, strong-tasting, Orval-reminding, heart-warming brew. Another classic from De Dolle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2005
Slightly off white, rocky head. Slow to settle. Light mahogoney, a little carbonation. Yeasty aroma with ester hints of bananas and clove, a little citrus, as well. A little bit buttery in mouthfeel. Crisp, but with some vinous residue left behind on the back of the tongue. I need to go visit Belgium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
A wonderfully typical Belgian from De Dolle: Spiced nose with sweet yeast, appetizing golden hue and great crown. These guys just do it right. Love that bunny with the frog feat on the label :-)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15034) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
Draught. Cloudy golden colour. Peppery flavour. Aftertaste has a hint of marcipan.

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