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

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RATINGS: 829   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (448) - 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.

4.7
   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.

4.7
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

4.7
   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

4.7
   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 .

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
toulstrup (15) - Maalov, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle. The seller told me to leave the bottle lying down in the fridge for at least 12 hours before opening - otherwise it would gush out!! A beautiful clear yellow color with a large fizzy head that quickly disappears. Aroma is fruity with citrus, grape and very wine-like. Very lively carbonation. Sweet flavor, slightly spicy and alcoholic. Has a very nice light bitterness in the finish. This is a great welcome-drink or can subsitute champagne at any time. A must try !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeMarsu (2) - ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007 does not count
Nice yellow colour, Served nice and cold out of and ice bucket in a Flute, A great taste reminds you of champagne, as you drink it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2007
750ml bottle, vintage 2002. Pours clear golden in color with full foam white head which last thru-out, heavy carbonation. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and citrus. Taste is sweet and yeasty with clean finish. The no alcohol taste for a beer at 11.5% but you will feel it. Oustanding BSA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Pours a clear dark gold, with noisy white head. The nose is honey, floral, wheat, and coriander, with other complex scents I can pin down. The flavor is sweet as well with a complex and well balanced following of the aroma. A treat of and ale.


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