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

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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


bdunhill's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdunhill (239) - Brussels, - DEC 9, 2012
This Belgian Strong Ale has a nice grainy aroma and a carbonation that gives it a champaign like appearance. The taste is syrupy on the tongue but doesn’t linger on the palate. Leaving you with a full body beer!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (301) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
Clean pale golden color, big white head. Dry aroma and taste of champagne with tart, citrus, spice and grass notes. Fizzy carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Countbeer (4078) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Bigger lively white foamy head that disappears pretty quick, on top of a clear yellow colored beer. Aromas of apple pie, cloves, yeast, light wilder tones, light manure tint, light malty and a hint of mint. Flavours of cloves, yeast, sparkling, bitter, corn, light malty, some fruits like apples and grapes, some spices like cloves, mint and cinnamon and some herbs. Aftertaste is a mix of yeast, corn, cloves (as said before), light wood and bitters... Low carbo, harsh creamy spicy mouthfeel, bit more than medium bodied and a creamy texture. Lightly complicated but more a difficult beer to drink... Expected more! Couldn’t finished a bottle!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClaudeB04 (74) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 2014
The pale yellow colour and the small bubbles do indeed hint at chapagne. Nose smells heavily of yeast and alcool. Taste is similar, predominantly alcool, yeast, sugars. I didn’t like it and think it is heavily overpriced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rnunes75 (128) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
Ressemble plus à du crémant qu’à de la bière. Belle bouteille, à déguster dans une flûte. Peu d’intérêt sinon, aucune persistance en bouche. Et beaucoup trop chère.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NatKadaw (93) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bubblegum straw hay, grass and vinous cider. Earthy hops, a Sweet bubblegum grassy flavor. Bizarre first taste, improves as you know what to expect. A little disappointing given the price tag, but it’s not bad

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
wilnatp (513) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pour is bright yellow with thick white head. Aroma of bright and fresh fields. Spicy notes on the nose and taste. Lively palate. Multi layered finish. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Crisp. Leaves a warmth in your throat.

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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (148) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Coloração clara, lembrando uma witbier. Alta carbonatação e formação de espuma, com intensa permanência. Aromas intensos de especiarias, que se sobrepõem aos aromas de malte e lúpulo. Sabor adocicado e ácido, com secura e adstringência.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosara (3) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
Very fresh, spicy and sweet at the same time, love the aroma, mouthful feeling.


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