1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Boysen - The Commons Brewery

Not Rated.
Boysen
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
86
very good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: vkv822 on 02-19-2013

Brewed for the 2012 Holiday Ale Fest, this was a Imperial Belgian Porter fermented with our yeast from De Dolle Brouwers, then finished with Boysenberries in the brite tank.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 3
Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark purple in color. High carbonation.
S: Pleasant aromas of boysenberry, chocolate and dark fruits.
T: Sweet up front with sweet fruit and berry, carbonation and chocolate in the middle, finish is slightly dry with lingering sticky sweetness.
M: Medium body. High carbonation. Creamy.
O: A very good job of incorporating boysenberries into a chocolaty style Belgian strong dark.

Photo of dirtylou
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ the brewery

Served in a Commons tulip - very dark, minimal head. Nicely layered beer - chocolate, berry, yeasty esters, booze. I thought the boysenberry was well played and was a nice play on the style. Would have grabbed a bottle, but this is tap only i believe. Nice stuff.

Photo of vkv822
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ Belmont Station.
taster glass, from notes.

"Boysen is a dark, strong, malt forward Belgian ale with dark fruits added during maturation. Chocolate notes create a foundation for the boysenberries and yeast esters to ride on."

Black, with a creamy, light tan head.

The aroma has berries upfront with a light chocolate backing.

Again, berries upfront in taste, but with a more prominent/balanced dark chocolate malt profile.

Medium+ body with mild, prickly carbonation.

The boysenberries really blend nicely with the chocolate malt character. The ABV is really noticeable, despite being so high.

to view more.
Boysen from The Commons Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.