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Boysen - The Commons Brewery

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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 |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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 added by: vkv822 on 02-19-2013)
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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.

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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.

Boysen from The Commons Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.