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De Dolle Boskeun - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle BoskeunDe Dolle Boskeun

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

375 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 38
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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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-21-2013 01:10:15 | More by tadmuchowski
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-18-2013 14:21:24 | More by mrfrancis
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Liquoric3

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-17-2013 20:20:14 | More by Liquoric3
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-06-2013 22:30:53 | More by Anonymous1
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WynnO

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-04-2013 20:28:22 | More by WynnO
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bos Keun has a gorgeous cloudy auburn color, with a bleached-white, billowing tower of bubbles rising with even the most miniscule pouring effort. This head is similar to angel's food cake... somehow, it has mass but it's very light and airy. The amount of bubbling is almost too much, but I did not score this very negatively due to some of the other classic Belgians, like Duvel, having this effect. Of course with this type of head we get excellent lacing as a result. The smell is very syrupy sweet, like toffee and taffy, along with tropical fruits and the signature whiff of Belgian yeast. I found the flavor to be reminiscent of caramel apples at the fair, very tart, and slightly astringent. Delicious pear and citrus esters as well. The mouth feel is somewhat viscous, and the finish was very sharp. Overall, this is right up there with the other exquisite brews from De Dolle. This is a top Belgian Brewer that any fan of the style must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 23:10:12 | More by Neorebel
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-18-2013 22:00:39 | More by jtladner
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-13-2013 00:07:31 | More by zonker17
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-12-2013 20:04:12 | More by BeerForMuscle
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BierMeJohn

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-07-2013 19:09:47 | More by BierMeJohn
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

04-19-2013 10:19:50 | More by Jason1337
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-07-2013 11:23:21 | More by GRUUMSH
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-06-2013 03:34:33 | More by warnerry
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ortie

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-30-2013 23:54:20 | More by ortie
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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

03-27-2013 00:04:53 | More by shigg85
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-25-2013 00:37:34 | More by Sparky44
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-28-2013 14:37:35 | More by Seaba
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dav

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-19-2013 06:57:02 | More by dav
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-12-2013 03:00:56 | More by spycow
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

1.88/5  rDev -55%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

$10.00 for the 33cL bottle, served in a tulip
2009 Vintage. Sampled 26DEC12

[A] The pour begins down the center of the glass and moves to the side 2 seconds later once the head gets going. The result is a big, fluffy 2 1/2 finger high bright white head. Relentless effervescence keeps the head everlasting. The body leans between gold and orange but closer to the former. Opaquer than expected. Lacing in a thick splatter of foam.

[S] The nose is all over the place. Clean diaper, aspirin, medicine cabinet, some weird menthol, sweet booze and oxidized malts.

[T] A little better than the nose but still not enjoyable.

[M] Semi full with a prickly carbonation. A little boozy. Good but not great.

[O] Age hasn't treated this one well. I'd like to try this one again soon, but I'll go for a fresh bottle next time. Three plus years was just too long.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 15:00:18 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-30-2012 23:10:16 | More by TWStandley
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-30-2012 01:31:09 | More by RyanAU
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

12-13-2012 18:06:53 | More by Treb0R
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint purcased at 1702 in Tucson. Poures an aggressive pour...foam coming out upon opening. Thick 4 finger head on a golden color. Crazy orange citrus aroma...mixed with belgian yeast and peppery hop.
Taste is crazy citrusy hop meets belgian yeasty peppery spice. Im even tasting a hint of vanilla with grassy notes.
Its so effervescent but smooth. Nicely boozey and such an easy drinker. Really great brew. Highly recommend this...especially on a nice warm afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 01:39:06 | More by DrinkSlurm
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle, bottled March 2012, into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Hazy deep gold body under two full inches of dense, pillowy white head that recedes rockily and leaves tons of chunky lace. Stunning.

S: Whoa. Tart, fresh, intense fruity yeast. Tons of citrus, apple, pear, and plenty of dry minerality underneath to keep things in check. Stupendous.

T: Follows the nose - fruity up front, yeasty in the middle, and bone dry on the finish. Booze on the aftertaste provides a flaw, but not a terrible one. Delicious beer.

M: Hugely carbonated, to the point of being a bit prickly.

O: Amazing beer - I had this back to back with Arabier, and while I loved both this was clearly superior. Hugely complex, extremely drinkable, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 03:48:33 | More by woosterbill
De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.