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

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RATINGS: 830   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
In case you are unaware, Deus means God. Pours just like champage. A darker gold with a great balance of bubbles. Very large head. Nose is a gentle yeast with a slight sweet edge. Flavor is like a demi-sec champagne, yet it’s beer. Sweet, but an obvious though slight hop influence. The effect of being aged in wood is noticably present. Strong perfume presence as well. Feel is like a good champagne. Drinkable? Personally I think when they made this, they thought: "What would John like?" Unbelievable. My first perfectly rated beer. If there are any ways for this to be better, I can’t wait to try it out. $30 for a bottle...and damn well worth it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Methode Champagne, caged cork and all. Very nice presentation. This truely is the Champagne of beers. Deus pours a brilliant gold color with a tall spritzy froth that just sits there like a lazy southern afternoon. After the dissipation we are left w/ a full bubbly ring and constant effervescence from the bottom of my tall glass. Fine champagne streamers persist w/ a few beachballs clinging to the bottom. Delicate aromas of bright clove spice and sweet flower nectar. Nice! Full, thick nectar like honey w/ superb effervescence. A huge malt backbone supports a plethora of fruity spice. Flavors of apple, peach, honey, clove, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, and vanilla. The finish is long and sweet although not cloying and bittered peacefully w/ a peachpit component to balance it all out. This is a remarkable brew. It’s unique, passive yet generous character is absolutely delicious. Like sucking on a honey suckle. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Toast w/ Deus for your next celebration. Overall: Although this brew is sweet like a barleywine it is delicate, complex, warming, and balanced never becoming cloying. Deus lives up to the hype. I find this brew totally and completely appealing to all the senses. This is the finest example of brewing engineering I’ve encountered to date. Bravo!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle from 2002. Pours dark gold with a small haze, and a big white head. Aroma is extremely complex with notes of white pepper, and big floral notes, especially Hawaiian white ginger, as well as cinnamon and allspice. Flavor is just as complex as the aroma, sweet, spicy and softly phenolic, with notes of clove, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Alcohol is apparent but very softly so. This is a true gem of a beer, one of the best beers in the world, and worth seeking out, and aging.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leroyneiman (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2008 does not count
Pours golden. Sweet honey and marzipan aroma with some spicy, perfumey and floral notes. Some subtle fruity tones. Sweet, yeasty and sweet flavour. Some perfume, flowers and marzipan in the flavour as well. Champagne like carbonation. Lingering sugary aftertaste. Medium body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
enoques (14) - BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 Bela cerveja...superou a delirium. A cor e o aroma imprescindíveis, e apesar da fermentação tipo espumante, o Maltez não ficou concentrado no fundo da garrafa

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 11, 2013
Io l’ho trovata buonissima!!! Molto particolare floreale, gran aroma sapore conplesso fresco speziato dolce, un pochino chanpagne, molto nell’aspetto leggermente nel gusto! Birra davvero raffinata!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Livi (1) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Great beer !! What a beautifull taste :) I really enjoyed it !! [doge]wow ! Such taste ! Very enjoy ! Many pleasure ![/doge]

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesmonstro76 (4) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
Frutada, o teor alcoólico fica em segundo plano com o gosto de champagne

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Poured from 750ml into flute at Euclid Hall. A: Pale straw and hazy gold. Head rests gently on the surface of the beer with decent lacing- not sticky. Tight bubbles. S: Spices and spices galore. Cooking spices, cinnamon, fresh cracked bread, and lemon grass intoxicate the aroma. T: Big cinnamon notes, creaminess, white pepper and spices dominate. Effervescent and invigorating. Bread like malts are thin but balance the high carbonation. M: Even light coat across the palate for being such a full bodied beer. Finishes bone dry, just like a brute. D: Fantastic beer worth celebrating with. Next time skip the Champagne and get this bier de champagne instead.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gastao (3) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
Cerveja tipo ale, belga, com um sabor e aroma muito frutada. Ale Belgium beer, with fruit flavor and aroma


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