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De Dolle Boskeun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle BoskeunDe Dolle Boskeun

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381 Ratings

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 39
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-29-2014 14:10:03 | More by YobroitsJoe
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-28-2014 13:31:41 | More by ottodyer
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-27-2014 16:05:20 | More by mrk829
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-21-2014 02:27:16 | More by Keith_R
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-21-2014 00:21:11 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2014 21:12:26 | More by AlexFields
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-17-2014 16:23:49 | More by visualmartyr
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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Feb2010.

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.

M: Heavy, sweet, higher carbonation helps though.

O: Pretty funky BSPA. The 4 years on this obvious has intensified the effects. Interesting heavy sweetness balancing it out. Hard to gauge this one, very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 04:04:13 | More by Dope
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-15-2014 22:38:38 | More by Hypersomnia
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3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle into a goblet. No date but I'm pretty sure this is 2008 or 2009 vintage.

Pours a nearly clear dark gold with just a tiny bit of fizz for a head. No lacing at all.

From the aroma I can tell this has been sitting around for quite some time. There is a strong sherry note that screams oxidation overpowering some peach and grape notes in the background. I'm afraid this one might be past its prime.

The taste just confirms what I feared with the aroma. More sherry and cardboard that covers up what I presume was once a great flavor. Light grape and white wine buried underneath but it is drowned out by molasses, cardboard, and brown sugar. Fairly sticky with a thick finish.

Overall, I am really disappointed. I thought the age wouldn't really hurt this beer but it obviously has. A couple years might have been ok but five or six is just too much. A shame.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 02:19:29 | More by rangerred
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-14-2014 18:43:29 | More by braugon
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-26-2014 20:41:45 | More by tom10101
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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

03-04-2014 22:52:09 | More by jzlyo
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-01-2014 00:35:22 | More by ystazi
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-30-2013 00:18:00 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-01-2013 16:31:43 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-26-2013 02:19:43 | More by supa0525
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-25-2013 15:01:03 | More by JakeDebus
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-13-2013 02:31:03 | More by jaydoc
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-31-2013 11:50:00 | More by dcmchew
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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-16-2013 10:42:00 | More by bigred89
De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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