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

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RATINGS: 941   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - SEP 30, 2012
In bottle at home. Pours a dark golden colour with a thick, lasting white head. Aroma of honey, biscuity malt, hibiscus flowers and alcohol. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with heavy carbonation and a chewy mouth-feel. A bitter meady finish. Really interesting with a dry finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle, ABV 9%. Pours a hale orange with a decent, white head. Aroma is dried fruits, fruity, apricot, light ethanol. Taste is fermented fruit, dried fruit, apricot, light caramel, some yeast. Light sour, very complex. Full, high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow/Amber with full head. Aromas of bananas, marshmallows, and dried stoned fruit. (Belgian yeast.) Creamy flavors of same with additional sweetened honey and light marmalade. Full and creamy. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pringao_Toribi (301) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2015
In short: fizzy sour-sweet beer. Aroma: resin and citric, with hints of yeast. Appearance: dark yellow with thick and lasting white foam. Taste: Strong sour, medium sweet. Palate: bitter and sticky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (656) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a huge, billowing white head. The aroma is fruity and complex but there is also a bit of a funky barnyard thing going on as well. The palate is sweet, but the carbonation and mild acidity cut the fresh fruit flavors quickly, making for a well balanced drink. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patdelichte (17) - - MAY 18, 2015
Lekker stevig blond bier met een fijne nasmaak. Wat troebelig en hopachtig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (122) - - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a fine gold to Amber, with pillowy white head. Some yeast residue floating. Apples and pears on the aroma with some alcahol and effervescents. Drinks fantastically, all the preceding qualities present in an exceptionally well balanced beer. Overall I have to admit I am surprised as this wasn’t what I was expecting. I am a big fan of de dolle, and this beer like there others doesn’t disappoint. Definitely worth trying if you can get hold of it

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (570) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Nose is fruity, pear, banana, cloves, bubblegum, wheat, sugars, caramel, sweet strawberry, yeast. Taste is sweet, grassy, bubblegum, pear, peach, strawberry, caramel, honey, an emerging dry hop note. Yeast and honey in the finish. It’s a beer which makes good use of it’s honey picking up the dry notes you find in good honey, not just the sweetness. Still it’s too sweet overall for me and it makes it a bit rich.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredd_an (173) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Trevlig gyllene blond risig färg. Som AM's skogaholmslimpor right under your nose! Söt smak. Fjällbrynt messmör - släng dig i väggen! Doften är söt, bördig malt, jästig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (534) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2015
(Bottle) Cloudy orange body with a large frothy eggshell head. Aroma is fruit (pear), hint of bubblegum, pale sweet malt. Medium body, very carbonated, oily. Flavor is sweet pear and peach, black pepper and other spices, yeast, and warming alcohol; light and balanced bitterness. A fun drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - pours a dark golden colour with a white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some caramel, earthy yeasty, some syrup notes, some citric notes, nice.


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