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

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RATINGS: 853   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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1901) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
the highlight of recent tasting with coldbrewky. 2010 vintage. pours light starw yellow with tons of carbonation that lead to an unending silky head. light brett, massive spice and powerfull bouquette of flower in nose and taste.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertodaypt (234) - PORTUGAL - JAN 19, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18A - adapted). Bottle 75 cl - Batch L.48 (?). AROMA: sweet malt background with some faint notes of coriander mixed with spice (pepper) and herbal notes. APPEARANCE: golden color and translucent. white frothy head with good retention. TASTE: sweet taste with notes of coriander and gainy malt, low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: medium body with high carbonation. smooth alcool warmth. OVERALL: a sweet "belgian blond ale"-like beer, done in Belgium and France with some characteristic qualities.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenriqueBraga (106) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015
Amarela palha, boa espuma, perlage evidente. Aromas herbáceos e florais intensos, gengibre. Corpo médio com boa carbonatação. Aftertaste floral, picante.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gregorymconway (163) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Carbonation is obviously high, but nowhere near offense or inappropriate. Well integrated with some under-ripe green apple aroma, some white pepper and some clove. Wasn’t expecting this to be so incrediably sessionable. A little pricey at $48, but well worth it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2015
Bottled 750ml. A pale yellow beer with a white champagne like head. Aroma is spicy, flowery/herbal and sweet. Taste is spicy with citrusy notes, some fruity notes as well. Very high carbonation with a nice mouthfeel. It is a great beer but a bit too expensive

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle into flute glass. Pours a hazy straw yellow with plenty of head. Aroma is of hay and lemon and leather. Taste is of lemon tartness mixed with liquid leather and hay. Good replacement for champagne on New Years. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (645) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
2012. Bonne année. Blonde très légèrement voilé. Gros collet à grosses bulles ephémère. Très forte effervescence. Sucré. Très mielleuse. Bien aromatique. Herbacé. Romarin. Menthe. Épicé. Gingembre. Fruits exotiques. Lychee. Papaye. Pomme verte sucré. Un peu de banane. Légèrement boisé/liège. Finale sucré/mielleuse et très légèrement amère. Un vrai délice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joopvandijk (5) - Kampen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Champagnebier gebrouwen door Borstbeeld. Bewerking via methode champenoise. Lichtzoet iets fruitig. Mooi uiterlijk flink veel koolzuur. Voorzichtig behandelen. Flink aan de prijs. Drink ik er niet helemaal vanaf. Kun je beter Karmeliet drinken van diezelfde brouwerij maar een stuk aangenamer geprijsd. Toch leuk om eens te drinken bij een feestelijke gelegenheid. Happy Newyear

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1545) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
The beer is perfect to substitute a real champagne. That’s what we did in the new years eve 2015. It’s moderatly sweet and fruity. A bit dry. Lots of carbonation with a medium thick mouth feel. The fruity part is very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PauloAG (48) - BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
750cc bottle. Pale yellow with white champagne like head. Hop, flowers citrus and ginger. Malty. Sweet but with a dry finish. Nicely balanced. Really feels like champagne and that is the idea. Very different. An outstanding drink for champagne occasions.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Shared bottle at home. Pours golden with big foamy head. Aroma of green tea, fruit, ginger. Taste sweet with a lot of ginger, tropical fruits, medicine. Highly carbonated.


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