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


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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Cloudy amber clears as it warms. The eager head doesn’t last very long, but is nice while it’s there. This one has a very spicy aroma. Sweet, cake-like malt mixes with nutmeg and cinnamon and a apple-like fruitiness. In the flavor, the malt takes on a toast or bread crust-like character with more of the spice and apple fruit. This is really a tasty Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
a tornado under the foam after you pour. An interesting and simple Belgian, was light on the spice. Alcohol well disguised. Cane sugar there, with other malts. Light yeast. Fizzy. Light. Modest mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Draft: Falling Rock. Denver, Colorado. Light Brown. Faint hints of honey, banana, clove, dried bee hives, de doole funk and various cane sugars in the nose. I enjoyed the flavor quite a abit. Distinctly De Dolle. Sweet, with various cane sugars, melons, almonds, honey and spicy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
hazy golden/amber colour. Aroma is dominated by yeast and alcohol. Taste is well balanced between the malt, spices, and the yeast. Long aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Cloudy odd light brown color, nice white head. Very sweet and aroma, some spiciness as well. Too sweet for my tastes, but it does have a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Cloudy, tannish amber with a big white head. Honey apparent in aroma, along with spices. Flavor is sweet, lots of honey and sugar, slighlty a turn off, decent hoppy bitter finish, not particularly a favorite, but good nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Arabier’s color is a cloudy orange, with a most impressive, towering, majestic flowering of foam on top. It noisily crackles as it crumbles down, leaving weavings of lace behind. Aroma impresses also: heady and vibrant, buzzing with spice, and spritzes of citrus. Loads of malt in the body, but jam-packed with hops above all. Excellent integration. The flavor is dominated by citrus, with a dedicated yeastiness riding throughout. The finish is sweet and brief, but the hoppy zing at the front provided for a very pleasurable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2004
Hazy light amber color with a slight off white head. The taste is slight fruity with som spicy and yeasty notes. Has a light alcohol sharpness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Aroma is pleasant - yet mild. This is a false greeting into a potent brew. The appearance is standard belgian blonde fair, cloudy with heavy carbonation and lacing. The first thing that hits your mouth is the honey. It produces a roundness that is needed to overcome the huge alcohol kick. There are many spices also present, but they sit at buried behind the banana, alcohol and honey. At least you taste what is about to happen to you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Cloudy golden orange color with a thick frothy head that settles to a thin creamy film. Spicy aroma of pepper and clove with noticable yeast. Some floral notes also with candy sugar. Delicate airy body gives a nice mouthfeel. Flavor is a sugary malty treat. Yeast adds some complexity. Overall another winner from DeDolle! Update 8/05 The body on this ale is phenominal! Velvety smooth like floating on your tongue. This an exceptional ale that everyone should try! Re-Rate 3/19/10 Orange golden with a thick white lumpym head. Head settles down a bit but stays in tact and laces nicely. Spicy Tripel like aromas, pale malts, yeast and sugar. Lively carbonation, delicate mouthfeel yet not as nice as I remember. Fruity spicy flavors. Some light hop bitterness in the finish.

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