Yule | Boom Island Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by yamar68 on 12-30-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by Scotchboy:
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4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bsp77
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

All the right components are here - overripe fruits, banana, spices (cloves/allspice?) and anise. The only problem is that the anise is way too prominent. Aroma is a little more balanced.

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Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

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Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Cooper
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mscudder
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mkf629
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of yamar68
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Muddy dark chocolate brown with a healthy dose of creamy burnt latte head that leaves thick drapes of carbonation across the glass.

Caramel malts, cherry bark, molasses, almond, some milk chocolate, brown sugar, really damn smooth given the ABV.

Much better than the few reviews I've seen have indicated. The cherry and raspberry flavors are pushing tartness on the tongue... some cinnamon, more brown sugar, it finishes long and truly Belgian. Fruity yeast and sweet dark malts make for a wonderful aftertaste. No real discernible alcohol character.


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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of drop6301
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boomstick
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of sparx1100
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of joh02034
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Dicers
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

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Photo of Ross_Haddow
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Steasy66
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Yule from Boom Island Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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