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Boysen - The Commons Brewery

Boysen
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BA SCORE
84
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vkv822 on 02-19-2013)
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dirtylou

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 00:33:44 | More by dirtylou
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vkv822

Oregon

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 07:08:12 | More by vkv822
Boysen from The Commons Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.