Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
First brewed at Bosteels, transfered to the Champagne region of France were it is treated much like a champagne with the bottles inverted and the yeast expunged and bottle recorked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (492) - LATVIA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: kumelīte ar mandarīnu, atsvaidzinošs. Garšā: praktiski līdzīgs aromātam, labi noslēpts alkohols. Ir kā labs šampis. Cava

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1005) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, honey, champagne and spices.

Clear golden beer with a medium/large off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and honey; ends slightly bitter and dry with champagne and spices.

This beer is rather intense and complex, but lacks balance. The Belgian and champagne yeast make a rather odd beer together. Super intense and complex, but without any breaks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (763) - FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bright yellow beer with a huge white foam. Very sour aroma. Citrus, pear, apple. Dry yet sweet. Lots of dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4533) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottles from The Bottle, Stonegate, York and Booths, Ilkley. 750ml corked bottle; 2006 Vintage cost ÂŁ14.99; Aged for 10 years; Hazy, pale golden coloured with lots of carbonation and a large foamy white head which quickly disappears. It has a spicy, herbal, floral ginger and lemon flavour with earthy and spicy sweet fruit on the zesty, herbal, warming, bubbly finish. Superb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (753) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
BBE 01.06.2016. Vintage 2012. Juotu +4 asteisena. Sameahko lagerin väri, ok vaahto ja kupliva. Tuoksussa pirteää sitrusta, jotain muutakin kirpeää? Ylitsepurevan kirpeän kirkas suutuntuma, mukavasti taustalla polttelevaa alkoholia, tasapainossa kirpeys ja alkoholi. Hyvää kamaa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
August 1, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2013.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is herbal and floral perfume with thyme, rosemary, basil, citrus, hints of floral honey, grain and hints of marzipan. Taste is very light sweet, very herbal, crisp and some tart notes. Finish is herbal, light warming, hints of honey and marzipan sweetness. Medium bodied, a bit oily texture and very lively fine bubble carbonation.
Good but a bitt too heavy on the herbs and perfumey notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (827) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2016
Hatalmas, hosszú habja van, szép világos borostyán színe. Illata kifejezetten pezsgős, kissé édeskés. A háttérben végig érezhető egy kis sörös aroma. Íze először kifejezetten pezsgős, fehérboros. A csúcsra érve előtörnek a sörös aromák, lecsengéskor elkezd keseredni, és felerősödik a fehérboros aroma is. Utóízében a komló keserűje dominál, de végig megmaradnak a boros, pezsgős aromák is. Nekem egy kicsit émelygős a végére. Érezhetően erős, testes nedű.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Mas Plenum stand at Vinocom Zagreb, 2014. Hazy yellow. Basil, mac and cheese. Thick texture. Was I sane while tasting this?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonBlok (308) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
75 cl bottle from 2014 at friend’s home. Appearance: clear golden with really big white head. A lot of carbonation is visible. Aroma: champagne, lavender, mint, some bitter citrus. Taste: high sweetness with low bitterness. Taste goes from fresh to sweet and smooth. Very fruity with notes of peach and mint. Palate: medium body, oily texture with pleasant high carbonation. One of the best beers i’ve ever had and probably my new favorite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. Sparkling golden with a minimal fizzy head. Incredibly complex aromas of citrus, herbs, alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet fruity character into a bursting fruity alcohol bitter finish. Very nice Champagne yeast character give the beer a tarty dryness. Unique and stunning.

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