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De Dolle Bos Keun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Bos KeunDe Dolle Bos Keun

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

346 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 346
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%


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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Nutleybeer

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with an enormous, heaping head. Overflowing, which I gather is not typical. As I waited in anticipation, the head finally settled and I was able to enjoy.

Very cloudy in appearance. Mild carbonation moving about the glass. Faded gold in color.

A flowerly, yeast-like scent. Pleasant. Billed as a spring beer, it definately has the right elements. First taste had a tinge of spice, but not too much. Limited hop character.

A nice drinking ale. The spiciness remains with a tad bit of sweetness to balance the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 16:49:50 | More by Nutleybeer
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33cl brown bottle purchased from Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill.

Pours a slightly hazed but still bright pale golden colour, with a frothy carbonated head of white. Lace forms in suds as the head collapses, leaving a foam across the top of the glass. Body is fluid, but with a hint of weight behind it and a mess of large-bubbled carbonation when swirled. Looks good.

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De Dolle Bos Keun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.