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


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RATINGS: 950   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
bottled: i was trying to figure out what the rabbit was all about and then i read the description. makes sense, soon we’ll have a seasonal beer for labor day, oh, we do PBR. any good reason to brew a new beer is good enough for me. this one pours orang brown haze with a billowy head that the cup runeth over. nose of sweet malt and some spices. flavors of plumes, raisins and rock sweet candy. slight alcohol feel in the mouth, not too much but you can feel the warmth as you drink it. i loved the first smell and gulp, as i went further down the glass i liked it less?? go figure. nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
On tap at Max’s. Had a big lasting white head that gives off a potent yeasty aroma. The flavor is very full, malty sweet mixed just right with the yeasty notes. Has a nice smooth mouthfeel as well. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2004
The beer decamps the 330ml brown bottle a foggy orange color with a cyclopean creamy white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a velum like lace to somewhat obscure the glass. Nose is sweet like a fresh peach, with a bit of yeast and malt to back it up, start is sweet and nicely malt laden with the top light in its feel to the palate. Finish is dastardly acidic and the hops masterful in their spiciness, and the desert bleached bone dry aftertaste has a bit of alcohol bitterness, a unique beer, and one I find delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CEZ (404) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 12, 2004
Light orange body. Thin, soapy, lasting withe head, with lively carbonation. Beautiful lace on the glass. Perfume, flowers, wine, and a "milk and honey" sweetnes in the aroma. Delicious balance beetween the sweet malt and honey and the dry hops and yeast. Drinkable, crisp, zesty, slighlly spicy, full of taste. Original and surprising. Some alcohol is perceived in the finish. Palate is rich and smooth. Another superb work from De Dolle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2004
Yellow, normally clear body. Mostly diminsihing, off-white, rocky head. Excellent lace. Yeasty, hopy (flowers) and some medicine-aromas. Moderately bitter, acitic initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish (averagily long). Medium bodied, lively carbonation, metallic mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Since it seems like I’m thanking someone for something in almost every rating these days… I suppose I’ll keep up the thanking and thank the World of Beer for having this beer on the shelf for me to buy????

Like many of the DDB beers that I’ve sampled, Bos Keun pours with an enormous ivory head! The body is a foggy glowing orange and emits a most floral aroma. Nice aroma of summer dandelions and marigolds as well as freshly pealed tangerine and honeysuckle… very light and summery! The flavor is rather citric and sweet as well, with big hints of honey and tangerine in the flavor. Rather spicy.., some notes of ginger and a bunch of ground black pepper, even noting some thyme and rosemary. The palate is relatively rich and luscious.. very sticky with a slight buttery / biscuity and very warming experience in the finish. The lacing that draped the inner glass is utterly ridiculous! It looks like that fake spray on snow in a can!
Very good BSA! I’d certainly drink this one again!

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