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

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RATINGS: 819   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle - Chirs O’s pre-NY tastings. Thanks to whomever got this. Floral hops; grapefruit, eldeflower and white grapes on aroma. Taste is eldeflower; sweet honey, white wine, nice refreshing and clean, grapefruit and floral notes too. Ideal for Spring. Good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1578) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
A light yellow beer with a big and white head, lively and bubbling. The nose is very fresh, aromatic and strongly spicy. Flowers, some perfume, light grain, coriander, ginger and hint of lavender. Taste is strongly spicy, coriander, flowers, some black peppers and ginger, fruitness of pear. The end has rose and flowers, also lavender. Slightly boozy when warmer. Medium bodied, sparkling carbonation as in the champagne. Interesting beer that I haven’t taste before this. Sophisticated, aromatic, strong flowers and spices, palate as the champagne. Absolutely worth to try even the high price. Drink cold as suggested thus the alcohol is not bothering and the sweetness is more balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Mostly clear golden color, big bubbly foamy white head. Light sweet malt, light funk, Belgian yeast phenols. Flavor is sweet, spicy, fruity and light, crisp and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (228) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. Served chilled. A clear golden yellow beer with a huge white head. Many thin bubbles. Good persistence. Fruity aroma (lemon), spices, herbs, alcohol. Heavy silky sugary sweet, light bitter. Full body, oily texture (nearly syrupy in the end), average carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, a good fruity sweet silky beer. A bit disappointed : expensive, good but not outstanding...

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tricksta_p (919) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, coriander, ginger, perfume, sugar, herbs. Flavour is sickening cloying sweetness, some warming alcohol. Carbonated like a champagne. The more I drank the more I disliked this overrated debacle. Really vile sugary crap made all the more disgusting because of the hefty price tag.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (94) - - JUN 27, 2014
Cor dourada clara, translúcida e brilhante; percebe-se algum perlage; espuma branca de alta formação e persistência média com lacing regular; Ao abrir a garrafa percebe-se aroma floral e de maçã; com evolução da temperatura, uvas verdes e manjericão; Sabor frutado de maçã, damasco e pêra com um final ácido e seco que lembra vinho branco e um toque de cravo; retrogosto levemente ácido; Corpo leve e carbonatação alta.

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2014
From the 2011 corked, caged bottle that I cracked open to both celebrate my birthday and Rate Beer Review no. 2,000. An attractive pale yellow color erupts into an overflowing white fizzy head and excellent clarity. The aroma is absolutely spectacular and runs a range of sensations. Toasted pale malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, ginger perhaps, and clove. It delicately tickles the nose like champagne. The body is full. The taste is like the aroma with all those spicy characters, especially the ginger. It finishes clean and slightly dry. Lingering sort of fruitiness at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
bottle at Blue Monk. wonderful beer. great flavor, fruity floral notes, yeasty, medium body. shocked i never rated

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


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