Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2007
Quatro palavras para definir essa maravilha: LEVEZA, BALANCEAMENTO, COMPLEXIDADE E SOFISTICAÇÃO. No sabor, floral, frutado, o álcool só se sente levemente na garganta. Sparkling, perlage maravilhoso. Fermento, madeira (carvalho), cítrico, erva-doce, vinho branco, manteiga, manjericão, sálvia e alecrim. Precisa dizer mais?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigbeersilove (10) - lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2008
(750ml Bottle cellared from 2005) Cloudy yellow pour, with a sharp well defined white head. Sweet aroma of yeast, malt, and banana. Sweet start to the taste but rapidly dried out to an almost champagne-like finish. The mouth-feel is the most amazing part of this beer. The carbonation is so tight it drinks like champagne, and it’s as if a million Belgium ballerinas are dancing down your tongue. This is a most wonderful beer, and i recommend it to any beer lovers who are celebrating a special occasion!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Bottle at Bishops Arms in Umeå. Having read about the pain-stakingly elaborate process behind creating this beer in MJ’s Book of Belgium Beers I had it mentally listed as a must-try. So when I saw a bottle for the first time ever in my local pub in Sweden last night I practically hurdled the bar to get to it. Served in a bucket of ice (and I mean literally a canary yellow plastic bucket of ice - mental note to myself to phone the bar manager today to talk about proper beer presentation) Deus has managed to once again redefine my understanding of what beer is. Drunk from champagne flutes it pours a sparkling pale gold with a fluffy meringue head. Once this fizzles away you’d be hard pushed to tell it apart from the wine it borrows so many qualities from. Stunning aromas of sweet white grape (reminded me a little of Duvel) and allspice. Juicy flavours of slightly sour cooking apples and pears all wrapped up in vanilla oak. The mouthfeel is sublime - each sip virtually vanishing. The drinking equivalent of trying to grasp a cloud. From the elegant bottle (let’s just skip the bucket) to the beer itself this is truly worthy of its name and reputation. If you ever get the chance leap across the bar and try it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (535) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Had a few different cuve years, and I must say that this beer really supprises you at first, and only get better as you have them. So if you had one, try it again and it will be so much better. Its very foamy, and maybe that’s the only problem. but is it a problem. better when very cold, and enjoying it in champagne flutes. Its such a fine beer, theere is a strong aroma of malts. Its a very strong beer and its alcoholic level is very present as you drink it. But its flavors are very complex yet fine, and some fruits comes out of it. its a very good product. The bottle and labble is great, 11 Euros. It is an very excelent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FerVas (6) - BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
Uma cerveja forte com alto teor alcoólico. Um sabor levemente salgado (assim como o preço). Vale o investimento, porém não é uma cerveja pra farra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2013
Uma obra divina, controversa para muitos, para mim uma cerveja referência, excepcional, desde que a descobri está sempre presente nos momentos mais marcantes de minha vida.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Parkhill. Great, complex. Aromas of citrus, dough, hay, honey. Taste is sweet, with bitter and sour notes, long length. Palate is syrupy, full bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luizjorgem (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
Cerveja bem "temperada", carbonatada, aromática pouco amargor, sem muito retrogosto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cesarflx (1) - - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
Cerveja de coloração dourada , com perlage persistente . Sabor de especiarias , bastante doce .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bawelt (586) - 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.

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