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Boysen - The Commons Brewery

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Boysen
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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vkv822 on 02-19-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Kopfschuss, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

dirtylou, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

kscaldef, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of vkv822
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

vkv822, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sclitch, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

shelby415, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

HuskyinPDX, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

anteater, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

leftoverburrito, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Greels, Jan 04, 2014
Boysen from The Commons Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.