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

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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2005
First off, this beer has been in and out of refrigeration for the last three years at least. Im not expecting the best but here goes...Good carbonation at the opening. ENORMOUS white head pouring into my trusty Duvel glass. Orangish, yellowish color, with a definite amount of sediment milling around. Some pieces rather substantial. Good color, great head retenton, leaving sporatic bubles around the neck. The aroma has a pronounced lemony-citrus note, with a slight alcohol flare. The taste...Delicious! Damn those Belgians know how to make a beer for the ages! Residual sugar and lemon. The sweet and sour mix hits the tongue at different places at the same time. I guess thats what meant as complex. So smooth. Slight honey, hoppy, tart dryness in the finish. Stellar brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Light, straw yellow body with massive, bubbling, white head. Loads of carbonation. Citrus, malt, light earth aroma. Sweet malty full creamy flavor and palate. Warming alcohol finish with lasting sweet aftertaste. Fuller flavor and palate than expected based on appearance. Last pour offered floaties and still a huge head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Nice Belgian aroma, lots of yeast character, mostly a rich plummy fruitiness, theres some clove and black pepper, honey-like maltiness, and some alcohol. Hazy gold with some yeast chunkies, quickly diminishing white head. Decent honey maltiness with a pronounced peppery and phenolic spiciness (Ive noticed this quite a bit in Belgians that use honey), quite sweet. Medium full body with fizzy carbonation. Not a bad beer, possibly my least favorite from this brewer though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Sweet spun sugar aroma with a touch of spiciness. Cloudy gold/yellow color with a massive Belgian head. Spicy and overtly alcoholic. Some sweetness, but that plays second fiddle to the malt and hop bitterness that stand atop the alcohol and spice. Comes across much too harsh flavorwise for my taste. Thanks to Slob for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2005
3 June 2005 - (De Yserpoort cafe - Diksmuide) - Some sweet malt and hop aroma, but the aroma is low. Make sure the temperature is high enough. Light brown colour with a bit too much cloudy sediment for me, with good head and good lacing. Complex fruit flavour and full of hops. Bitter tangy finish and thick mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Bottle. An orange coloured beer with a beautiful large long-lasting white head and good lacing. The aroma is spicy and peppery with good hop qualities. The taste is lovely; spices. pepper, hops, candy sugar, alcohol. A truly lovely beer and a relief as I was a bit disappointed with the Oeral last week.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2005
bottle, pours a deep peach color. with a thick rocky white head. leaves some nice lace. i havent seen that for a while. aroma of spice and malt. a little dusty. taste is malt up front then spice and apricot. slight warming from the alcohol. mouthfeel is smooth, carbonated and dry. lightly bitter. excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle: Dirty hazy yellow, quite cloudy with loads of chunks floating about, large white rocky head, decent lacing, light carbonation.   Sweet spicy aroma, candyish, pale fruit.   Quite yeasty on the tongue, slight spiciness, a bit dry.   Decent body, moderate mouthfeel.   Finishes quite bready/yeasty, with a slight spiciness to it.   Enjoyable, albeit rather ordinary.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Couleur jaune luminescente aux reflets marron, apparence opaque sous une norme mousse blanche et persistante. La mousse adhre parfaitement sur toute la paroi du verre. Fruits exotiques, ananas et caramel en armes. Complexe en bouche, levur, pleinement houblonne, palpable touche fruite rappelant les pches et les abricots, paisse base de malt blond, partiellement sucr aux rminiscences de miel et de sucre candi. Texture laiteuse, faible carbonatation, finale se dirigeant vers lanis et exposant une faible part dalcool. Trs rafrachissante! En ft la brasserie, Voyage Europe 2005

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Poured an effervescent amber with a small creamy white head. Strong sweet aroma of spicy nutmeg, fruits, and alcohol. Taste is complex honey, apricots, dark fruits, molasses, and a very strong alcohol burn. My throat and stomach felt on fire from this one. Im trying to figure out how this beer can actually taste stronger than Stille Nacht. Average body. Good flavor, but not nearly drinkable enough.


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