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

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RATINGS: 842   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (2223) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2014
From the 2011 corked, caged bottle that I cracked open to both celebrate my birthday and Rate Beer Review no. 2,000. An attractive pale yellow color erupts into an overflowing white fizzy head and excellent clarity. The aroma is absolutely spectacular and runs a range of sensations. Toasted pale malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, ginger perhaps, and clove. It delicately tickles the nose like champagne. The body is full. The taste is like the aroma with all those spicy characters, especially the ginger. It finishes clean and slightly dry. Lingering sort of fruitiness at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
bottle at Blue Monk. wonderful beer. great flavor, fruity floral notes, yeasty, medium body. shocked i never rated

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luizjorgem (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
Cerveja bem "temperada", carbonatada, aromática pouco amargor, sem muito retrogosto

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
leduardol (22) - - MAY 31, 2014
Dourada límpida, com espuma abundante mas não muro densa. Frutada, picante, com álcool se pronunciando apenas na "garganta". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
From the archives. Bottle@home. Head: white, delicate. Colour: clear golden. Aroma: flowery hops. Taste: some spices and fruit, bitter-sweet body. Palate: dry, bitter-sweet finish, lively CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1092) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en el festival de Avilés en agosto de 2010. Lote 000058 hasta 01-01-2012. color dorado pálido con bastante carbónico, cuerpo medio a alto bastante fino y fácil de beber, con 11,5 vol que se deja notar en todo momento. La cerveza mas parecida a un cava o champagne que he tomado. Bastante buena y para repetir de nuevo.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesmonstro76 (4) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
Frutada, o teor alcoólico fica em segundo plano com o gosto de champagne

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3085) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
From bottle @ Zythos Beer Festival. Slightly hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head and little lacing. Aroma is of rosemary, yeast, floral, alcohol and honeyed malt. Taste is rosemary, floral notes, spices, honeyed malt and a warming finish. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Decent beer, but doesn’t worth the price tag. Interesting and different though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2014
Strange beer. More like a sparkling wine than a beer. Pour nice golden with a white head. Yeast, sugar in aroma. Also hints of malt, spices and hops in the nose. Tastes like - not sure - 50% of champagne with a 50% of a nice hoppy beer. Cool!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (437) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
Clean pale golden color, big white head. Dry aroma and taste of champagne with tart, citrus, spice and grass notes. Fizzy carbonation.


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