Boson De Higgs
Hopfenstark

Boson De HiggsBoson De Higgs
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From:
Hopfenstark
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #154
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,669
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 15.2%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
124
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 16, 2024
Added:
Apr 28, 2011
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  7
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Rated: 3.49 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Feb 16, 2024
 
Rated: 4.45 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This looks like an interesting beer. Brewed for Hopfenstark at Dorchester brewing in Boston

Like physics and the name is great with boson de Higgs. Let’s see if this particular beer has any mass. This is described as a Berliner Rauch ( smoke) saison. That’s a mixture!

Two finger fluffy white foam over a translucent golden yellow liquid. Good retention, settles to a pencil thick layer

Aroma is saison yeasty with smoke

Taste is smoky , light saison

Mouthfeel is very light, the flavor although not over powering is there

Interesting beer
Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Handsome clear golden brew with a modest cap of foam in the wine glass. Quite fragrant with apples and a whiff of smoke. It's not overly smoked, but it is distinct. I'd call it a Rauchbier but the resemblance is only aroma deep.

I go with the "smoked grisette" theory proposed by thebeers. It's so light and instead of the usual fruit in a grisette, it's -- surprise -- smoke! All quite drinkable and tangy, so light it's a big gulp. Tasty and odd, a nice surprise to have so much flavor in such a low-alcohol brew. From the 16 oz can purchased at a San Francisco beer shop. It's contract brewed by Dorchester Brewing Company, Boston.
Jan 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can to tulip. Why? Cause I don't have a clue what this beer is supposed to be, honestly.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy semi-bright yellow color with a subtle transparency about it. Small cap of a little white foamy head started and slid off at a decent pace. Some lace slid off and sank with the sips as it concavely stuck to my glass.
The aroma was weird but somehow I liked it. It had a sweet ham-like smokiness up front with some sour to bitter lemon rind. Subtle wheaty tartness kicks on the back end.
The flavor had that smoky sweet ham pretty bold and up front pushing the sour and wheaty tones back a bit. Not much of an after taste, but what was there seemed slightly smoky, a touch of wheat and then some lemon.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability. Good carbonation and a sturdy ABV. Crisp sweet smokey and touch of sour in the finish.
Overall, well, I get to the end and have no clue what style this is supposed to be. All I can tell you is that it's damn good, so try it for yourself and take my score for "overall" with a grain of salt.
Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Irish57 from North Carolina

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Mojopin88 from Mississippi

Jun 12, 2018
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Rated by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
3.51/5: SOMEONE MADE A SMOKED BERLINER!!! It smells weird, but the taste is smoky lemon, and somehow it works
May 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.57 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

Nov 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

1.15/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
With the possible exception of Dogfish Head's Chocolate Lobster Stout, this might be the worst beer I've ever had. Smells and tastes like a old tire swing with a hint of sour bacon.
Nov 03, 2017
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hazed pale yellow color with three fingers of airy white head. Settles into a thin crown. No lacing.

Light aroma of smoked ham with some crakery malt behind, as well as a hint of floral hops and light soap. Maybe a touch of mint and grass as well.

Similarly light tasting. Again with some light smoke. A touch of farmhouse or grisette-like Belgian yeast and soapy, floral notes. A hint of hay. Very light lime juice tartness. And some more light smoke in the semi-dry finish.

Relatively light bodied with modest carbonation. Clean, dry feel.

I'd call this more of a smoked grisette than a BerlinerRauchSaison, but there is a definite light tartness to it. Fun enough hybrid, but not one I'm likely to come back to. Love the can art, though.
Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by JamesGrove from Pennsylvania

Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light golden yellow with decent head. Aroma is a big punch up front of smokiness with a bit of sour at the end. There is alao a bit of tart citrus that blends in quite quietly. Taste is semi-tart and sour with the smoke still remaining the big flavor. A touch of funk joins in along with lemon and hay. Mouth feel is pleasant and finish is very crisp and clean with the smoke lingering until the last minute. A very interesting beer and a mix of many styles it seems !
Oct 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.24 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by i4ourgot from California

Jul 28, 2017
 
Rated: 2.87 by mig100 from Texas

Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear gold color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong yeast, sweet malt, hint of floral hops, slight smoke, slight coriander, and slight grass. As it is a combination of three different beer styles, I guess it roughly fits the stand alone style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong smoke, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of pale malt, and wheat. Overall, good appearance, and distinctly smoky, wheat-y. and tart. Interesting attempt, but the blend is all over and confusing.
Jul 10, 2017
Boson De Higgs from Hopfenstark
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 124 ratings