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De Dolle Boskeun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

374 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 37
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-23-2000)
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-11-2014 04:18:47 | More by bobv
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the bull and bush, who have really expanded their guest offerings in the last half year or so. this is my first from these guys (i think), a real treat. listed on the menu at 8.9% abv rather than the 10% abv listed here, but i am attributing that to batch variance rather than misinformation. a great beer, a spring strong blonde brewed with honey. it looks, smells, and tastes a lot like a classic tripel, maybe a little lighter in body, a little more aggressively hopped, and a little lighter on the leftover sugar, but the belgian yeast, pale wheat based body, and booze component are all on par with the style. some floral character to this, and a real easy drinking lightness for its enormity. i know this isnt one of the rare crazy beers from these guys, but its a heck of an introduction to a very storied brewery for me. i know i am late to the party, but this one has me keen for more. so dry in feel, and for a fuller bodied strong beer, its a nice touch. cool yeast, not overdone, and nice crispy carbonation. top tier brew, just a little less interesting than i hoped for, but real yummy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2014 03:00:04 | More by StonedTrippin
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-03-2014 02:52:44 | More by KAF
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-01-2014 18:57:38 | More by ArtZan
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-01-2014 18:25:54 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Brinks

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-27-2014 22:08:11 | More by Brinks
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-27-2014 01:38:59 | More by ZEB89
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-24-2014 05:40:11 | More by Jspriest
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-23-2014 15:47:20 | More by SpasmWaiter
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-19-2014 00:35:59 | More by tykechandler
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(cap says "BOTTLED MAR2012" - huh... purchased at Local 44 bottle shop less than a week ago - poured into a balloon)

A: moderately hazy light amber color... huge sea cap sudsy foam that takes its good ol' time sinking down - kinda has a glow like melting marshmallows... thick sprays of crystalline lace taking hold, steady solid cap till the end

S: starts chalky and chewy-biscuity but, with a long strong whiff, out drags a bolder punch of honey, melon, frosted apple danish, phenolic spice... slight note of moscato maybe?... if you've had enough De Dolle beers, it has their quintessential bouquet - but I'm wondering if a couple years old, as is here, the smell intensifies... it's fantastic!

T: aggressive spiciness and a dry vinous, melon fruitiness up front... buzzing bitter, grassy hum afterwards; whisper of circus peanut and a light caramel-y cookie in the finish - the malt is stifled by the loud, static yeast funk... lasting peppery effect, but not quite as vivid a flavor... medicinal fusels creep up in the far background toward the end, covered with a blanket

M: cottony foam kisses the lips on contact, opens up like a bubble once in the mouth (swirl this mf if you're just trying to enjoy it), thin foamy blanket carries through... not as dry as I expected, smidge of honeyish roundness... muffled, jet fuel warmth heats up the thorax on the first sip and holds a good minute or two, mellows out subsequently... yeah, it ends up repeating dry and moderately scraping - this would tear through oily fats on the palate

O: similar to, but less fruity and dynamic than Arabier... pretty straight-forward offering from De Dolle - no problem with that... would likely kill it accompanying greasy mussels or breaded calamari - feel like it's lonely on its own

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 06:00:31 | More by Bouleboubier
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-13-2014 02:23:46 | More by Immortale25
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-13-2014 00:45:05 | More by Giantspace
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-08-2014 18:53:48 | More by mikeburd1128
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-07-2014 07:25:51 | More by Maillard
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-04-2014 13:51:58 | More by sunofneurot
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andrewdanks

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-30-2014 15:33:09 | More by andrewdanks
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-29-2014 14:10:03 | More by YobroitsJoe
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-28-2014 13:31:41 | More by ottodyer
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-27-2014 16:05:20 | More by mrk829
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-21-2014 02:27:16 | More by Keith_R
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barczar

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a frothy lingering white head.

Notes of pear, confectioners sugar, lemon zest, tangerine, and green apple meet floral hops and light coriander in the aroma.

Flavor reveals soft, lightly sweet malt, which is countered by pear, green apple, and lemon, finishing bready. There's a light bitterness that accompanies pepper in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and alcohol warmth.

A little hot, but great subtlety of malt and sweet/bitter balance. Belgian yeast esters are lovely.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2014 01:53:48 | More by barczar
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2014 21:12:26 | More by AlexFields
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-17-2014 16:23:49 | More by visualmartyr
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De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.