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


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RATINGS: 921   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (383) - 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 (1640) - 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 (1801) - 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 (925) - 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 (1532) - 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 (1755) - Rīga, LATVIA - JUL 10, 2016
At first it seems "nasing speal", 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (505) - LATVIA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: kumelīte ar mandarīnu, atsvaidzinos. Garā: praktiski līdzīgs aromātam, labi noslēpts alkohols. Ir kā labs ampis. Cava

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1357) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, honey, champagne and spices.

Clear golden beer with a medium/large off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and honey; ends slightly bitter and dry with champagne and spices.

This beer is rather intense and complex, but lacks balance. The Belgian and champagne yeast make a rather odd beer together. Super intense and complex, but without any breaks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (798) - FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bright yellow beer with a huge white foam. Very sour aroma. Citrus, pear, apple. Dry yet sweet. Lots of dried fruits.

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