Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2010 bottle. Clear gold pour with fizzy white foam. Fruity, spicy white wine, champagne, wood cork aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Very tasty light fruit, Belgian yeast, spicy, apple, apricot fruity lightly dry flavors---- clean finish----very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (297) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Very sweetish taste and an incredible smell. Champagnelike style. Very suitable for an entrance for a good meal ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Pops up when opening the bottle. Yellow-golden color with big head that goes down rather quickly. Very spicy and tangy. Sweet! So sweet, but not in a bad way. Rather dry finish. High carbonation like in a Champaign. Something very different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours pale golden with frothy head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, spicy, anise. Taste swwet and spicy, cinnamon, anise, malty. Thats 1 of the best Belgian beer i haave tasted.High carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Golden straw pour with a small white head that fades. Champagne like carbonation. Aromas of fruit and spices. Flavor is sweeter than I expected with the champagne carbonation adding a nice touch. This was pretty tasty. I don’t know if it is worth the price tag but definitely worth having once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear pale golden with a white head and Champaigne bubbles. Aroma of belgian yeast, herbs, coriander, weeds, sweet malt and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with Champaigne like carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Calais Vins. Pours straw coloured with a layer of white froth. Sweet and spicy with champagne like sparkle. Finishes dry and quite bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (651) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
Blonde bien dorée, grosse carbonatation comme du champagne, collet imposant mais qui ne resiste pas. Aromes cereales, fleurs, fruits note caractéristiques des levures belges. En bouche c’est du champagne au saveurs de biere belge et ca fait un effet fou. Excellent !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 750ml bottle poured in a Karmeliet tulip. A: First of all, bottle art. Just beautiful. Looks like a champagne bottle. A labeled cork and a small book explaining the producing and fermentation processes. Pours a yellow to orange clear color. A huge bubbled and sparkling head is formed. The retention is low, however it never disappears totally, leaving a bubble thin layer and some lacings S: Very sweet in the nose, quite fruity too. Strong notes of peach l, apples, white grapes. Also strong on vanilla and Honey. Belgian yeasts and finally some malts. Reminded me her sister Karmeliet T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Peach, apple, grapes. Vanilla and honey. Belgian yeasts and malts. In overall a sweet and fruity beer. Hoppy bitterness is very very mild in the end M: Creamy molasses body with a huge expected champagne carbonation. Sweet mouth sensation from the beginning til the end O: Great beer. Very tasty. Strong Belgian character. At the same time, very unique [ BA Review @ 3/17/2012 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mjik83 (775) - - OCT 7, 2014
75cl fles gedeeld op een verjaardag Uitgeschonken in Tripel Karmeliet glas Uiterlijk: blond met stevige witte kraag Aroma en smaak: kruidig, anijs, kruidnagel Conclusie: niet mijn ding, blij dat ik het op had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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