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


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RATINGS: 834   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Das is schon ein Knaller das Bier. 9 Euro dürfen für die 0,75 l Flasche berappt werden. An Board ein Beipackzettel in 3 Sprachen, in denen der Ideale, der Mittelmäßige, und der nicht empfehlenswerte weg beschrieben wird, das Bier vor dem trinken zu lagern. Optimal: 6-12 oder mehr Stunden in einen 4-5°C kalten Kühlschrank, danach minimum 10, aber nicht mehr als 20 Minuten in einen "Bottich" mit Wasser und Eis oder aber 20-30 Minuten in den Gefrierschrank. Zuletzt soll das Trinkgefäß im Kühlschrank vorgekühlt werden. Viel Aufwand für ein Bier. Bei 11,5% kann man sich denken wie es schmeckt: alkoholisch, wobei dieses Aroma eher im Nachgeschmack stark zum Vorschein kommt. Im Antrunk dominiert ein süßliches Aroma, der Mittelteil zeigt sich als einziges eher leicht und gut bekömmlich. Das Bier ist, wie auch auf der Homepage steht, eher als Apperitif zu sehen. Test vom 19.4.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,5,4,7,13,6 - 6,35

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear amber color with a large frothy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex fizzy citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a sparkling texture. Medium to heavy sweet yeasty flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol burn. This is a very pleasing nice occasion beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10620) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Frothy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Strange fruity aroma with hints of barnyard and mango. Nice powerfull flavor. A bit watery palate. Strange beer but still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2006
2006 version, € 12,95 Mitra Hengelo. Blonde with a slight touch of pink. Odd mix of malt and grapes in the aroma. Champagne yeast odor. Dry and light. Vinous, alcoholic and bubbly. The closest a beer can get to Champagne Brut, only less fruity and more alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Pours clear golden with tiny head. Perfurmed aroma with pinesol. Perfurmy flavor and the alcohol kicks in through the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
Bottled @ KØ 2005: Yellow coloured. Highly carbonated. Off white fluffy head. Citric and fresh aroma. Very intense. Spice, fruits, sweetness, acidity in the flaovur. Very complex. Alcohol is very well hidden. Incredible. The only thing that reveals the high ABV is the mild alcohol burnt on the lips in the end. I had this twice during the fastival. Good one. Really good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 3, 2007
Deus des Flandres Cuvée Prestige 2005. Yellowish colour short bubbly head. Nice fruity aroma. A very tasty crispy champagne like flavour, dry and bit sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10173) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
September 06. 2005. Even if it’s my birthday and I get 52 years old, I have to admit, that I have a lot of childish sides LOL Yesterday I brought this bottle to the refrigerator from my beer cellar, and since then I’ve been like a child before Christmas... - or rather before the presents... My husband, Anton, opens it, and there is a lot of pressure in the bottle. It’s like pouring champagne - both color and head is just like it... The head is however more firm and leaves a nice lace. The aroma is promising with sweetness, lots of fruit and a hint of caramel. The mouth feel is almost like champagne. The flavour is to my surprise very sweet, and a bit disappointing at first. But it’s actually really nice with loads of fruits like cantaloupe melon, banana, papaya and some of the more sweet citrus fruits. It’s amazing that the alcohol is completely hidden. I had the rest with dinner (crabs) and it was too sweet for that meal. But the overall impression is a truly nice beer...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Light golden ale with a thick white big bubbled head. Light malt, alcohol, aniseed, caraway and peach notes. Delightful bubbly and dry sweet malt with expanding qualities, oily and onctuous mouuthfeel. Good hops presence, with the alcohol warmth, and a honey finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9853) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Pours a deep, rich gold with a tall fizzy and crackling white rocky head, mostly diminishing with no lacing noticeable. Aroma is fruity and floral perfume hop, malt (straw, biscuit), yeast (dough) and a peppery spice, alcohol notes. Spiced yeast and malt flavor, tart and bitter acidity follow, buttery and spiced honey in the middle with a drying alcohol finish. Medium bodied and fizzy-foamy, spicy palate. The beer was good, but not worth the $28 it cost me.

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