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


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RATINGS: 861   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mjik83 (804) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (456) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 75cl bottle shared. Happy birthday to me! Pours clear light golden with a thick bubbly foamy white head. Lots of bubbles. Light sweet smell with floral and yeasty notes. Taste is also sweet with caramel and fruity notes (orange, grapes, peach). Some yeast again and light alcoholic finish. Less sparkling and sweeter than what I was expecting. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2948) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden in color with a foamy whitish head. White grapes, apple, hints of spicyness and lemony notes in aroma. Slightly tart mouthfeel. White wine, apple and pear in taste as well, but also notes of lemon and summer meadow appears later on. Sweet fruity bready notes in finish with a spicy twist in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2006) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
75cl bottle from Vanuxeem, drunk in the garden. Pours clear gold with sweet yeasty aroma. Taste is super fine bubbles, honey, sweet grain & vanilla with lusciously sweet background tripel esters. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours light golden, nose is sugary toffee, taste is rich caramel, quite fizzy, dry, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1845) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Classic Belgian aroma of peppery spice and yeast. Flavour of lemon meringue, yeast and straw. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Incredibly easy drinking for its strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (761) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear light gold with a fluffy white head, has a lot of carbonation, aroma is fruity with light spices, has sweet yeast taste with notes of tart fruits and spices, has light bitter/dry warming alcohol finish, the alcohol is nicely hidden and this drinks pretty smooth, very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (509) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Light opaque beer with a weak head and generous bubbliness. Lively carbonation. The smell is citric metallic mixed with minerals and wood. Very champagne-like. Very subtly fruity. On the mouth it is quite sweet, marshmallow-like almost. Subtle alcoholic sweetness and again the champagne dominance of minerals and wood. Some earthiness too. Herby graininess. Some coriander. Quite bitter sour but with a nice watery feel to balance it off. Astringent finish. Quite an experience! Take care to follow the serving instructions carefully, especially the low temperature, otherwise the sweetness becomes quite overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Ik ben geen fan van champagne, maar dit heeft net de goede verhouding tussen bier en champagne voor goed te zijn. Lekker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Fruity aroma. Very light yellow colour with champagne head. Very fruity flavour but not overpowering, oily finish. Bubbly light body with high carbonation.

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