De Dolle Boskeun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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4/5 rDev -4.3%
on tap at the bull and bush, who have really expanded their guest offerings in the last half year or so. this is my first from these guys (i think), a real treat. listed on the menu at 8.9% abv rather than the 10% abv listed here, but i am attributing that to batch variance rather than misinformation. a great beer, a spring strong blonde brewed with honey. it looks, smells, and tastes a lot like a classic tripel, maybe a little lighter in body, a little more aggressively hopped, and a little lighter on the leftover sugar, but the belgian yeast, pale wheat based body, and booze component are all on par with the style. some floral character to this, and a real easy drinking lightness for its enormity. i know this isnt one of the rare crazy beers from these guys, but its a heck of an introduction to a very storied brewery for me. i know i am late to the party, but this one has me keen for more. so dry in feel, and for a fuller bodied strong beer, its a nice touch. cool yeast, not overdone, and nice crispy carbonation. top tier brew, just a little less interesting than i hoped for, but real yummy.
07-11-2014 03:00:04 | More by StonedTrippin
4.14/5 rDev -1%
(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
06-13-2014 06:00:31 | More by Bouleboubier
4.11/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
05-21-2014 01:53:48 | More by barczar
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
05-16-2014 04:04:13 | More by Dope
De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.