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De Dolle Boskeun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

372 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 256
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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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In the light, a fine hazy yeast sediment clouds an otherwise clear bottle. A slow pour creates quite alot of foam, easy does it. It's a cloudy, peachy orange in color, with lacing all over the glass. Carbonation is steady, creating a dense head of velvety froth.

The nose has more than a few attributes, banana, lemon, melon at first, and sweet malt once it settles. I feel dizzy just smelling this, and not from the alcohol.

Taste is very bright and zesty on the palate at first, giving way to subtle fruity esters and maltiness. Grape, melon, and citrus layer nicely over a pale malt frame. Rich and velvety mouthfeel, with an alcohol presence that is well integrated at first, but seems a bit too noticeable as it warms. I could have 2 or so of these, but the cost is a little prohibitive.

An excellent offering from De Dolle...

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2006 00:20:23 | More by emerge077
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(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

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A: Pours a slightly hazy light orange with loads of sediment. LOADS of sediment. Small white head, soda-like. Fizzes out very quickly. Zero lacing.

S: Sickly sweet pears, apples and light citrus. Kind of a sweet grainy malt. Very light and earthy spices.

T: Again, sickly sweet up front with LOADS of pear. A little apple, but mainly sweet, overripe pears. Heavy belgian spices like cloves and black pepper. Quite funky, especially in the finish. Kinda reminds me of wet hay mixed with sweetbread. Does that sound tasty? I can't even tell, myself. A bit of burnt tire in the aftertaste.

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De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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