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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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Reviews by moderndrunkard:
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moderndrunkard

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Day two of the trip to Belgium involved a a long trip to the middle of nowhere to try some of these beers straight from the source.

Pours cloudy, unfiltered. Good head retention. The body is a very appealing caramel color and the head also exhibits a nice light brown darkness.

The overwhelming, dominating smell this beer gives off is alcoholic. I don't know if they've changed the recipe, but at the brewery, they had it listed as 8.5%. And you can smell all of it. Other than that there's a little perfume-y hoppiness to the whole shebang.

First sip reveals a moderate level of carbonation which then gives way to an overall very clean taste. There's a slight wheaty/yeasty sweetness and then it finishes off with somewhat of a sour or bitter finish. I can't stop thinking that this is surprisingly clean for an 8.5%er.

Once I let it move around, though, I start to pick it up. It definitely carries some bite and a couple quick sips make me all red in the face.

Overall, I'd say the Boskeun was my least favorite De Dolle beer. Not too interested in another, but clearly not a bad beer at all.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2006 15:52:06 | More by moderndrunkard
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De Dolle Bos Keun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.