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Yule - Boom Island Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yamar68 on 12-30-2012

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poetpowr
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

so smooth. boozy part catches you later. this year's is 13%

Photo of beerguy23
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black currant flavors were extremely sour. This is the second time that I've had this beer and both taste like they could be infected but I have been assured by each sender that they were not as they drank bottle from the same purchase.

Photo of einman
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mkf629
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

Slightly overripe fruit with a dash of spice on the nose over a suggestion of fruit cake.
Pours brilliant deep dark brown with a dense 3" foamy light tan head.
Fruit cake, spicy palate with toffee and caramel notes, prune, dried fig and a dash of anise lead the palate to pleasant bitter hop finish.
Very rich and creamy with a medium full body and above average effervescence.

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Boomstick
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Corked & caged 750ml from laymansbeerfan (thanks!), one year old, popped & shared on Thanksgiving and poured into a pint glass.

A: Extremely effervescent, slightly cloudy. Body is dark brown and opaque, with tons of tan head. Soapy lace coats the glass.

S: Big, dark malty tones, very fruity with notes of apple and clove, allspice and some nutmeg. Belgian yeast pokes through too...very fruity overall.

T: More of the same, lots of BSDA qualities with malty notes and even some caramel, apple skins, plum, and holiday spices. Alcohol heat is darn near invisible.

MF: Full bodied, yeasty and a bit chalky on the finish.

O: A really good holiday beer in my opinion, a nice age to enjoy it. Malty, fruity and spicy.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Steasy66
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of Ross_Haddow
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sparx1100
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of joh02034
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle split 3 ways

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with three fingers of off white head. Great retention.

S: Fairly light for the style. Plums, dried apricots, with fairly strong, yet straightforward yeast esters. Booze is evident.

T: Dark fruits, though they seem a bit rotten. I get a bit of metallic flavor, almost blood-like. The flavors are sharp and unrefined, I think a bit of time might help this beer.

M: Medium to thick with appropriately high carbonation.

O: The aroma is decent on this beer, but certainly not excellent. The taste is full of off flavors and lacks complexity.

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Yule from Boom Island Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.