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

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RATINGS: 825   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.


andregoncalves' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andregoncalves (1386) - Lisbon, - JAN 30, 2013
75cl bottle. Gold light cloudy color. Medium white head. Fizzy carbonation. Taste is medium sour and bitter. Aroma is fruity, citrus and cellar.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (415) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (381) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1096) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (478) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3048) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Clear golden pour...thick white head...lively...great retention. Aroma has light ginger and spice...mild sweet fruitness. Flavor follows suit...lots of delicate ginger and spice...getting chamomile...mild sweetness and fruitiness...touch of leather and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light but very silky and lively with a dry, spicy/gingery finish that dries to earthy/fruity bitterness and warms. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (717) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from Lusinka. Pours clear yellow with lots of visible carbonation and huge white head that settled down to a thin and lasting layer. Aroma is floral, grapes, slightly herbal and malty. Taste is very sweet with malt, hops, yeast, honey, alcohol, raisin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1604) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
A light yellow beer with a big and white head, lively and bubbling. The nose is very fresh, aromatic and strongly spicy. Flowers, some perfume, light grain, coriander, ginger and hint of lavender. Taste is strongly spicy, coriander, flowers, some black peppers and ginger, fruitness of pear. The end has rose and flowers, also lavender. Slightly boozy when warmer. Medium bodied, sparkling carbonation as in the champagne. Interesting beer that I havenít taste before this. Sophisticated, aromatic, strong flowers and spices, palate as the champagne. Absolutely worth to try even the high price. Drink cold as suggested thus the alcohol is not bothering and the sweetness is more balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (760) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Mostly clear golden color, big bubbly foamy white head. Light sweet malt, light funk, Belgian yeast phenols. Flavor is sweet, spicy, fruity and light, crisp and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (266) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. Served chilled. A clear golden yellow beer with a huge white head. Many thin bubbles. Good persistence. Fruity aroma (lemon), spices, herbs, alcohol. Heavy silky sugary sweet, light bitter. Full body, oily texture (nearly syrupy in the end), average carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, a good fruity sweet silky beer. A bit disappointed : expensive, good but not outstanding...

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tricksta_p (1019) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, coriander, ginger, perfume, sugar, herbs. Flavour is sickening cloying sweetness, some warming alcohol. Carbonated like a champagne. The more I drank the more I disliked this overrated debacle. Really vile sugary crap made all the more disgusting because of the hefty price tag.


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