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

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RATINGS: 1071   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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
Diabobale (563) - ITALY - FEB 16, 2018
Il colore dorato limpido � sporcato solo da qualche particella di lievito in sospensione. Schiuma pannosa e dalla lunga persistenza. Al naso note vinose ben in evidenza accompagnano le note fruttate (pera e pesca), le leggiadre note funky ed erbacee sul finale. Al palato ancora pera e vinaccia, note di miele e lieve amaro erbaceo finale misto a pepe. Corpo strutturato e la carbonazione, stranamente per De Dolle, � abbastanza spenta. Strong ale complessa e non banale.

3.7
L_Lovecraft (783) - - FEB 13, 2018
Yeast and fruity, honey, spices and sugar, golden with a thin white head, medium body, quite fizzy, good fruity and yeasty notes, good alcoholic finish...good.

4.1
brianza_ale (219) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2018
33cl in snifter. Pours a frothy, white and very abundant head out as soon as opened, hazy and deep golden appearance. Smell is straight taken by a wonderful yeast bouquet, lime spices, flowery, fragrant, really smells like spring no joke. Tastes yellow fruits, sweet zest, fresh white grapes, hints of mint, with again that world class yeast complexity going all around. Medium plus fruity sweetness, light bitterness and a magical mid sour and super refreshing character. Medium plus bodies, silky, with a just right fizzy carbonation; alcohol is extremely subtle as de dolle tradition, could hardly tell 10%. The sweet and sour balance here is really spot on. Maybe the honey gives it that extra kick, but in this one the yeast is really over the top, the complexity and the refinement is really amazing. Would say it almost feels like a full blown strong version of an Orval for someone who never tried it, so many nuances in common. Really enjoyed this one, so much I could say it's almost even better than a Stille Nacht!

3.7
simontomlinson (721) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2018
Huge white fluffy head stayed on a very active, dark golden body with lots of yeast particles floating about. Banana, orange, yeast, lemon & spice aroma. Medium bodied thinning to the back. Light, airy & clean on the palate with minimal carbonation. Spicy tastes of orange, sweet citrus, & lemon - tastes so fresh - and a long tangy finish.

4.4
SylvainCFC (383) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2018
Robe blonde dorée limpide. Col de mousse blanche bien calibré, stable, crémeuse. Bonne tenue. Nez doux, fruité, miellé, gourmand. Bouche fruitée (prune, raison) et miellée, fine acidité, léger côté vanillé. Finale fruité, douce, longueur moyenne. Alcool très bien intégré. Carbonatation fine, corpulence moyenne. Superbe bière blonde finement miellée et fruitée. Gourmande, mais très buvable.

4.2
janubio (1003) - SPAIN - DEC 26, 2017
As almost all Dolle beers, be careful when opening because of his big carbonation. Hazy golden colour, big head that lasts forever, great lace. Aroma of grapes, honey, plums, vanilla, banana, fruits. Full body, harsh, sticky texture, brutal carbonation. Taste of honey, grapes, fruits, vanilla, bananas. Another exceptional beer from De Dolle. Is there something De Dolle makes that is not far above the average?.

4.1
rferrey (177) - Huelva, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2017
Con aroma muy potente, licoroso (me recuerda al vino) esta cerveza se sale del guion belga con sabor dulzon y a levadura. En boca los 10% pasan desapercibidos con su toque a uva y especias (no sabria decir cual). Muy rica

4.4
Cristobal37 (1325) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 14, 2017
Bronze color with loads of floating sediment. Huge head. Spicy yeast. Berries, mint, super fragrant. Taste is fruity, citrus, similar to the aroma actually. Finish is more of the same with some nice bitterness to even it out, a syruppy mouthfeel, but the fruity sweet tastes remain. At 9% it's a kick in the ass, but you don't get the booze at all! Fantastic. These De Dolle guys are unstoppable.

3.8
msbernac (2945) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle Aroma-floral, honey Appearance-golden, cloudy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

4.6
jybi (510) - FRANCE - AUG 23, 2017
Je ne sais pas si c’est une chance ou une erreur, mais la dégustation de cette Boskeun a été réalisée après celle de l’Arabier de la même brasserie. Et autant cette Boskeun est une très bonne bière, bien construite, autant en comparaison, mon cœur va directement vers l’Arabier que je trouve beaucoup plus belle et fine. Leur point commun : une belle amertume bien ciselée. Mais là où l’Arabier et élancée cette Boskeun est plus lourde en bouche, avec notamment des épices beaucoup plus prégnantes. Mais ne vous méprenez pas, cette Boskeun est de premier ordre, et je ne peux que vous la recommander. En verre, nous sommes sur un ambré moyen, légèrement voilé avec une mousse blanc cassée d’1,5 cm d’épaisseur. Le nez est sur le houblon, la coriandre, le miel, les céréales et fruité avec de la banane et de la pomme. Belle complexité que nous retrouvons sur l’attaque qui présente un bon équilibre malt/houblon mais avec une présence miel et épices légèrement trop poussée. La deuxième bouche, dans la continuité et sur des arômes de bananes légèrement plus intenses. L’arrière bouche quant à elle reprend l’attaque. La troisième bouche monte alors sur l’alcool, les 9 % Abv se ressentant convenablement. A l’instar de l’Arabie, le final, élancé et long, est sur une amertume bien ciselée. Belle prestation de chez De Dolle.


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