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

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RATINGS: 842   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

2.9
   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......


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGCostaNeves (18) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014
A different and complex beer. Translucent golden color. Huge white foam at first, but not last. Sparkling (high carbonation). The alcohol is noticeable in the throat, but is very well inserted in the set and gives an appropriate flavor. Flavor can clearly notice the floral, fruity. Being a champaignoise with such unusual flavors emerge as rosemary, basil, yeast, wood (oak), citrus, fennel, white wine, butter, sage, pear and even apricot. an explosion One of the lighter beers that have drank and was a surprise. This drink seems that marks its fully taste and say "clean" your mouth as it has a high astringency. Maybe it’s a little too sweet, a little compromising the taste, aroma, drinkability and therefore the set. He even slightly seasick. Asking a dish to follow. Really sophisticated and just as it shows a great peculiarity in its assessment.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ansjelaah (1509) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle with Dutchdrebus. A couple years ago i had these one and i really liked it. But now it smells horrible, a lot of ginger and too much carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2010 bottle. Clear gold pour with fizzy white foam. Fruity, spicy white wine, champagne, wood cork aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Very tasty light fruit, Belgian yeast, spicy, apple, apricot fruity lightly dry flavors---- clean finish----very tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Very sweetish taste and an incredible smell. Champagnelike style. Very suitable for an entrance for a good meal ;-)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Pops up when opening the bottle. Yellow-golden color with big head that goes down rather quickly. Very spicy and tangy. Sweet! So sweet, but not in a bad way. Rather dry finish. High carbonation like in a Champaign. Something very different.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (242) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours pale golden with frothy head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, spicy, anise. Taste swwet and spicy, cinnamon, anise, malty. Thats 1 of the best Belgian beer i haave tasted.High carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Golden straw pour with a small white head that fades. Champagne like carbonation. Aromas of fruit and spices. Flavor is sweeter than I expected with the champagne carbonation adding a nice touch. This was pretty tasty. I don’t know if it is worth the price tag but definitely worth having once.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5746) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear pale golden with a white head and Champaigne bubbles. Aroma of belgian yeast, herbs, coriander, weeds, sweet malt and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with Champaigne like carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Calais Vins. Pours straw coloured with a layer of white froth. Sweet and spicy with champagne like sparkle. Finishes dry and quite bitter. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (570) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
Blonde bien dorée, grosse carbonatation comme du champagne, collet imposant mais qui ne resiste pas. Aromes cereales, fleurs, fruits note caractéristiques des levures belges. En bouche c’est du champagne au saveurs de biere belge et ca fait un effet fou. Excellent !!!


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