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


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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bubblegum straw hay, grass and vinous cider. Earthy hops, a Sweet bubblegum grassy flavor. Bizarre first taste, improves as you know what to expect. A little disappointing given the price tag, but it’s not bad

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
wilnatp (568) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pour is bright yellow with thick white head. Aroma of bright and fresh fields. Spicy notes on the nose and taste. Lively palate. Multi layered finish. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Crisp. Leaves a warmth in your throat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Livi (1) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Great beer !! What a beautifull taste :) I really enjoyed it !! [doge]wow ! Such taste ! Very enjoy ! Many pleasure ![/doge]

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Coloração clara, lembrando uma witbier. Alta carbonatação e formação de espuma, com intensa permanência. Aromas intensos de especiarias, que se sobrepõem aos aromas de malte e lúpulo. Sabor adocicado e ácido, com secura e adstringência.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosara (2) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
Very fresh, spicy and sweet at the same time, love the aroma, mouthful feeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 24, 2014
Absolutely a middle ground between beer, cider and wine. Appley, white grapes, bready, clean yeast, sparkling nose but not spritzy. Light funk, not sour and a herbal note but not hoppy. Drinks easily, fuller than expected and not too much carbonation actually, so it drinks better than expected. Very light beer but not without character. Glad to have tried this one. Many thanks to Cecile and Nico for sharing this bottle with me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
Backlog. Bought this at a limited release at Systembolaget. One of the weirdest beers i’ve ever had. Unfortunately it wasn’t fitting to my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (941) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
750ml Bottle as a gift:
Sweet with lots of yeast coming through alongside some lighter citrus notes and a definite Champagne like base that features some white grapes and a touch of wine. The aroma seems quite lively with some pears and a little spice too.
Clear golden with a finger-sized head of small, white bubbles that fades very quickly to leave touches of lacing around the sides.
Champagne yeast and grapes with some pears, apple, citrus and a little spice too, the beer tastes a little stronger than the smell suggested with touches of alcohol also present here, although this is minimal.
Lively with strong carbonation that manages to avoid being gassy or unpleasant. There is a slightly warming feel from the alcohol content in the beer and overall the mouthfeel is a dry, crisp one with a light and very smooth body.

An excellent beer and unlike any I’ve tried previously, proving to be a fairly easy one to drink despite the fact that it comes in at over 11% abv. Smooth and lively with a great body, whilst dry the beer went down well with a solid, crisp finish. A beer worth picking up again despite the high price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Mango_Kid (22) - BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Dit bier is een verrassend alternatief voor cava of champagne voor bier liefhebbers. Het aroma is zacht en fris en doet eigenlijk niet onmiddellijk aan een bier denken. Het uiterlijk is donker goudkleurig met een schuim kraag die verraad dat het om een bierproduct gaat. De smaak is verrassend, zacht en houdt het midden tussen een mousserende wijn en een hoppig bier. Het mond gevoel is fris sprankelend met een volle afdronk die lang blijft hangen. Een winner voor vele situaties, maar zeker een fris aperitief voor op een zomers terras!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1172) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle@Guren with Bolton. Straw. fine two finger foam in champagne glas. Fruity some herbal notes. Noble hoppy sweet slight spicy mouthfeel. Fine brew from a beautiful bottle.

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