De Dolle Boskeun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A- Somewhere in the middle between orange and yellow, very cloudy. Head is very big, dense (as much as half of the tulip glass immediately after pouring) and also very lively, with a lot of carbonation going on. Retention is good
S- Aroma is very yeasty and very sweet. Sweetness is probably due to high amounts of sugar. I think i can detect some spicy alcoholic notes but they sure match well with yeast and sugar and never get owerpowering. A very complex and peculiar aroma overall: feels earthy but still very fresh and lively, with maybe some fruity undernotes (lemon, maybe pear)
T- Taste is good, though it may be a little letdown after a such complex aroma. The beer is very sweet, sure there must be a lot of sugar in it. Biscuit malts with some fruity notes underneath (lemon, maybe pear and apricot). Then a fresh and earthy herbal characther, with a musty feel to it. No alcohol is to be detected this time. The beer finishes a little too dry, it kinda feels like it is losing character as you drink
M- Very soft and creamy, thanks in part to the ever lasting head and in part to carbonation, which is very high but somehow never gets too prickly on the palate. No alcohol is to be noticed. A very nice mouthfeel but the beer's overall sweetness and sugary characther gets a bit dull after some time
O- A very complex and interesting beer, though not an easy drink, at least for me. At times, i found sugar to be really overpowering
This is an excellent beer, but i think it has some flaws
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2011 14:16:44 | More by Cozzatoad
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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
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
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
De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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