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


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RATINGS: 866   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.

PedroSimmer's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PedroSimmer (6) - - APR 20, 2013
Boas, mas não vale o custo benefício... Bonita,.bom aroma, forte para cerveja, mas......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 25, 2015
A clear orange beer with a huge white head. The aroma is sweet and very spicy combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is lovely spicy combined with notes of lemon. I believe I have to rerate this one day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bawelt (50) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2015
Hallucinante... Un nez fin, floral, légèrement épicé (anis). En bouche, elle est parfaite d’équilibre, de finesse, d’aromes. En vrac : réglisse, anis, miel. Les uns vont par dessus les autres selon la température. Pas d’effet d’habitude, de lassitude ou autre. Une vraie expérience unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (648) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
750 mL bottle. 2012 vintage. This one had a thick pellicle in the neck of the bottle, so I figured I had best chill it down and drink it up before it exploded. Luckily, I had enjoyed a clean bottle of this last year (never rated), so I had a point of comparison. I have to say the slight brett character goes a long way to balance out this beer. Slightly hazy blonde with a big white head that fades away fast. Nose is lightly horsey and leathery, mild citrus and sweet grainy malts. Spicy coriander, white grape and candy floss. Still on the sweeter side (wish I gave the brett another 6 months to take hold)! Faint acid on the finish, more fruity than tart. Body is moderate to full, alcohol still perceptible on the finish, highly carbonated with that distinct champagne mouthfeel. Creamy on the tongue. A very enjoyable beer, tainted or not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (148) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Dorata limpida, schiuma bianca che svanisce immediatamente. Aroma di basilico e coriandolo e "sudore". Stesse note al palato, molto carbonata, corpo leggero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3526) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
12cl glass at Café Rose Red, Brugge. Clear golden with a modest, bubbely, white head. Rather herbal aroma with modest fruity and yeasty notes and hints of spices. Fairly dry and herbal with nice, prickling carbonation and a moderate bitterness. Tasty and refreshing it is.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (142) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
Cor formada, brilhante, excelente carbonatação. Aroma complexo com notas de pêra, abacaxi, maçã verde, uva moscato, gengibre, cavro-da-Índia e erva-doce. Sabor obedece ao aroma, muito complexo e bastante vivaz. Uma excelente cerveja para ser tomada a dois.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (17) - - MAR 27, 2015
Comme pour du champagne, à servir très froid, car cette bière à un haut niveau de carbonation et une très belle tête. On dénote effectivement le goût du champagne, plus que dans les autres produits du même genre que j’ai pu gouter. Mais au final, l’alcool est un peu trop présent et le prix trop élevé par rapport au produit final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4072) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Big bottle during Brussels vacation. Golden with white head. Aroma is dry malty, alcohol, coriander, light banana and herbs. Taste is fairly sweet, pale malt, coriander, banana, perfume, herbs and alcohol. A tad too sweet and boozy for me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (921) - LATVIA - FEB 25, 2015
Pale golden, bubbly, with rich white head. FRuity (coriander) aroma. Rich tatse, fruity notes, coriander combined with beer and fruity bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2533) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
75cl bottle pour@BBF ’15, ZA. Dullish, less than expected pétillant pour, strawgrey. Aroma of finely curated wheaty grains, dried grasses, husks, almond peel, more pure wheat! Sme apple blossom at best - was really expecting a bit more of an apricot/green apple/citrus tart note here. Taste operates in the same contained, layered continuum of the grainy wheat register: white bread, older pretzel, luxury cereals with a wisp of finest selection beige nuts, etc. Again only a hint of fruit here. Might have to revisit under less competitive conditions, but as the 5th sample of the day the marketed exquisiteness of this once-singular upper echelon champagne beer of the Belgian brewing landscape was totally lost on me. Won’t be investing in bottles soon - rémuage & dégorgement, the snooty nephews of the corked & caged beer world, can go beg for investment elsewhere.

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