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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
A gold white wine color with a dense white head of medium sized bubbles that slowly glide down the side of the glass. Strongly sweet and spicy aroma with a light floral perfume. Thick and slick body. Flavor is an intense honey and orange sweetness with a strong clove spiciness. Very rich and strong. I recommend sharing this with someone and will lower the price if you split it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cklee512 (5) - SOUTH KOREA - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
Tasted in Belgium Beer Weekend 2016. Golden, clear with bubbles just like champane. Sweet and little bit of sourness, pleasantly fullfills your mouth. Never tasted this kind of beer. Had to buy 1 large bottle and bring to Korea ! One of the best beer in my life. (Also one of the most expensive!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Boogiewood (6) - Buggenhout, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Aroma is citrus, lychee. Smaak is zacht fruitig. Gekoeld te drinken in champagneglas. Zeer lekker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Richardvv94 (17) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Gedronken met Gyhallmanti en SimonBlok, licht doorzichtig, korte schuimduur, smaakt vol en sterk, richting Tre Fontane, perfect koolzuur, niet te zoet, hele lichte bitter, droge afdronk

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (305) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 33cl bottle split with SimonBlok and Richardvv94. Pours a clear golden colour with a big white head which diminishes to a thin layer. Aroma of vanilla, tart, perfume, honey, cloves, yeast, citrus, banana. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter faint acidity with a soft dry finish. Notes of vanilla, tart, spices, alcohol, banana, coriander. Texture is oily, full bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1538) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Aroma is citrus, lemongrass, pepper, vanilla, perfumr and lavender. Taste is light sweet malts, clove, honey and tart . Some pepper, lavender bitterness and sweet citrus. Appearance is a clear gold with a medium laced head that retains quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1724) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Drunk from 75cl bottle at Paulina and Hans. Enjoyable beer that does not taste anywhere near its true strength. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nikerthebiker (1) - - AUG 1, 2016 does not count
Nice aroma with a large body. Interesting development. Drank it to warm, the aromas developed banana flavours and a hint of citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2016
0,75 l Champagne bottle from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn. Aroma is citrus with something that reminds parfume. Colour is golden, cloudy and huge Champagne head. Sparkling like sparkling wine. Taste is not like champagne since this is made from barley. Champagne yeast is leading the taste. Not really a brut but a demi sec. As a sparkling wine not a very good one, but this is an ale, so it is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1274) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Looked classy in a champagne glass, lots of bubbles. The aroma is spice, yeast, intriguing. Taste is spicey, smooth, good yeast and complexity. Really liked this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUL 10, 2016
At first it seems "nasing spešal", but then comes very nice balance mouthfeel, very pleasant subtle camomille with peachy, mandarin boost, nice champagne character with bubbly appearance, lovely never too pushing malty backround, subtle Belgian yeast. Moderate sweet with light bitterness, nicely refreshing and highly enjoyable. Price/performance maybe not the best, but I appreciate effort.

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