De Dolle Boskeun | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
515 Ratings
De Dolle BoskeunDe Dolle Boskeun
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
515
Reviews:
281
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
48
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 515 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A-Sox
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasKoren
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very clear pale golden beer with white head, some lacing but not extreme.

Nice fresh smell, very strong carbonation bite, bit tangy mouthfeel.

very nice beer from a good brewery.

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Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden color in an Orval Trappist glass. I found that it is better to pour this slowly,
to avoid a big head. Lacing, alcohol legs.

The lightly spiced aroma is good- I would have preferred it stronger.

Very malty MF, tart, carbonated and bitter.

Excellent spicy taste, finished by an strong bitter finish.

Overall: no bottle date, so I am unsure of the freshness-although the beer is 10%ABV. I was expecting more- perhaps more fruit to the aroma/taste, clove or another flavor. Good malty MF, and I enjoyed the bitterness, which overshadowed the flavor. An excellent beer worth trying, but I was definitely looking for more according to the ratings.

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Photo of xungmound98
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brotherloco
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MLoxxer
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bluehende
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a huge head of foam. ..great lacing left behind.

It smells hoppy, spicy, lightish on the malt profile.

First thing that I notice is an abundance of candi sugar sweetness followed by spice like cloves and pepper. Slight bitterness but it can easily get overlooked.

Pretty lively carbonation to go with the medium body.

A well brewed example of the style and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Playing KB Dark Side. In duvel glass. 10% avb and hard to notice the alcohol. Great brew

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Photo of kwkdmk
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeDolleLou
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PEIhop
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adman08
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours with some haze that clears as it warms. Massive fluffy white head. Aromas of banana primarily with some cloves, yeast and alcohol. Flavor is similar to the aroma, banana and clove, the alcohol is quite strong. Light body, plenty of carbonation and smooth despite the alcohol, finishes dry. A very good representation of the style. I still lean towards the sweeter golden strong ales like chouffe but this is very good.

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Photo of atrocity
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EuphonicHops
2.43/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I believe that this bottle was quite old.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle served in my Oerbier stem. Holy head! Pours with a creamy/rocky bright white head that consumes about 80% of the glass. As the head gradually recedes, a hazy dull orange hue is revealed. Nose expresses banana esters, clove and a light yeasty presence. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a distinct ethanol presence that cuts through the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation, a slightly oily/siky texture and a pleasant warming heat that lingers between quaffs. Wow - a great BSPA. I just wish it was more available and the price wasn't so dear. Well worth your time if the opportunity presents.

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De Dolle Boskeun from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.14 out of 5 based on 515 ratings.
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