De Dolle Bos Keun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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Reviews by 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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4.09/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Nose is excellent. Big champagne-dry yeast characters, restrained sharp fruity esters, herbal crushed greenery. All held together with a bright but coherent sweetness. It's extremely refined and sophisticated. Excellent stuff.
Taste is also very good. Very clean entry with a hint of sugary sweetness that is then tempered by more of those dry yeasty characters—these allow the beer to glide to a clean and pleasingly light finish. Minimal estery characters, although there's a slight peppery punctuation that comes in on the mid-to-back, but not more than this: it remains really very smooth and approachable throughout. Alcohol character in particular is well-hidden.
Feel is smooth and light, but with a frothiness from the carbonation and the body which is lighter than expected.
Extremely drinkable for its weight, this is a very well-crafted beer. Although I know a session of these would be a foolish thing to do, the characters of the beer almost make me want to attempt it. Very nice stuff indeed.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 05:09:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.21/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a murky light brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of various fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a very nice fruity presence that makes this one quite easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2013 04:18:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled Feb 2010
Beer is amber in colour with a large beige head. Terrific retention.
Nose strongly contains apple, as well as other sweet fruit scents, like pear. Yeast and bread.
The flavour is really good. A nicely blended mix of apple, pear, yeast, bread and spices. Alcohol is noticeable but not overly strong, especially considering the ABV. Sweet, but there is a dryness as well to balance things out. A very slight tartness. The finish is dry.
Full bodied, strongly carbonated. A bit of heat, quite chewy.
Overall, excellent. A really good (and distinctive) beer from a really good brewery.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2013 00:13:11 | More by jrenihan
De Dolle Bos Keun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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