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

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RATINGS: 920   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2938) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours out a dark gold topped with a tall cream head. Aroma of spice, sweetness, and malts. Tast if apple, pepper, sweetness, spice, and some abv for sure.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3964) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a lot of floaties and a ginormous head on there. Nose has some banana and wheat with a hint if clove to it. Taste is slightly sweet and quite yeasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1390) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Interesting Belgian ale, seemingly a strong pale. The spices along with malts and honey bring about an apple aroma and slightly in flavor too. Perfect carbonation, Belgian yeast and sugars. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015
Marrom com nuances de âmbar, boa espuma. Aromas de fruta passa, picante, noz moscada, levedura, abacaxi, caramelo, bolo de natal, nozes, álcool. Corpo alto, licorosa. Aftertaste doce, prolongado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2014 Philly Beer Week draft @ Jose Pistolas. Pours hazy pale amber with a 1-finger white head. Aroma is slightly sour, with mild citrus and some earthy yeast. Body is medium-to-full, and lightly syrupy. Flavors of citrus and stone fruit with some earthy yeast underneath.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2748) - BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
Easter beer and one of the Dolle classics. Brownish orange blonde colour, thick, off-white, rocky head leaving good lacing. Yeasty, grassy, honeyish, hay, apple, banana, spiciness; very fruity onset, orange and pineapple, estery, spicy yeastiness, full malt sweetness, honey touch, warming alcohol and herbal hops in the finish, sourish accent. Complex and robust like the other great Dolle beers. Used to be less strong and sweeter originally but I like the current version just as much.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (299) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured into Trappist glass a hazy blonde. Huge white head and lace. Aroma is fruity, mostly banana, Belgium yeast. Taste is banana, bready, yeast, and malty. Nice syrupy mouthfeel. Yeast in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2791) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle at the brouwershuis, diksmuide. Clear blond eith a big white head. Fruity aroma; a little plastic and a bitter, alcoholic taste. Full body, silky texture and slightly alcoholic aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9629) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to Lukaduke. Pours a murky dull orange / light brown appearance with a foamy, light brown head. Aroma has a ton of bubblegum, straw / grass, banana, light apple, candy, and some white pepper. Heavy carabonation. Juicy, tropical fruity flavor with tons of bubblegum. Some acidity on the finish but overall pretty dry and herbal finish. Nice grassy hops. The carbonation may even be a bit too high. Nice beer overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Wow. A nice surprise. Golden pour with good white head. Sweet aroma with hints of different fruits, banana and yeast. Sweet-bitter taste. Very nice and balanced combo. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice. 100% Belgian Strong Pale Ale DNA... A: Pours a yellow to orange color. A bit hazy. A huge thick white head is formed. Big bubbles. Excellent retention and many lacings left S: Complex. Sweet and very fruity, I would say. Quite malty and "bready" too. Honey, caramel malts, Belgium yeasts, cloves, vanilla, alcohol, ... T: Complex as the nose. Sweet fruity upfront, sweet malts, honey, Belgium yeasts, cloves, vanilla are a must. Delicious "hoppy" bitter end M: Heavy creamy body and high carbonation despite of the high ABV D: Delicious beer! My third De Dolle. This one is just excellent as the others [ BA Review @ 10/10/2010 ]


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