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


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RATINGS: 919   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
August 1, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2013.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is herbal and floral perfume with thyme, rosemary, basil, citrus, hints of floral honey, grain and hints of marzipan. Taste is very light sweet, very herbal, crisp and some tart notes. Finish is herbal, light warming, hints of honey and marzipan sweetness. Medium bodied, a bit oily texture and very lively fine bubble carbonation.
Good but a bitt too heavy on the herbs and perfumey notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (960) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2016
Hatalmas, hossz habja van, szp vilgos borostyn szne. Illata kifejezetten pezsgős, kiss desks. A httrben vgig rezhető egy kis srs aroma. ze előszr kifejezetten pezsgős, fehrboros. A cscsra rve előtrnek a srs aromk, lecsengskor elkezd keseredni, s felerősdik a fehrboros aroma is. Utzben a koml keserűje dominl, de vgig megmaradnak a boros, pezsgős aromk is. Nekem egy kicsit melygős a vgre. rezhetően erős, testes nedű.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (1056) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Mas Plenum stand at Vinocom Zagreb, 2014. Hazy yellow. Basil, mac and cheese. Thick texture. Was I sane while tasting this?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonBlok (379) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
75 cl bottle from 2014 at friends home. Appearance: clear golden with really big white head. A lot of carbonation is visible. Aroma: champagne, lavender, mint, some bitter citrus. Taste: high sweetness with low bitterness. Taste goes from fresh to sweet and smooth. Very fruity with notes of peach and mint. Palate: medium body, oily texture with pleasant high carbonation. One of the best beers ive ever had and probably my new favorite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (1050) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. Sparkling golden with a minimal fizzy head. Incredibly complex aromas of citrus, herbs, alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet fruity character into a bursting fruity alcohol bitter finish. Very nice Champagne yeast character give the beer a tarty dryness. Unique and stunning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (750) - MEXICO - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle, 750ml. A clear sparkling golden beer with a small white head. Very floral aroma with citrics, menthol and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a finish full of herbs and mint. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and some astringency. Character kind of reminds me of champagne, but with more floral tones. A very complex beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1305) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. In my saints day. Watching True Detective 2x04-05. A cross between a saison and a Duvel. Amazing in nose. Very refreshing and incredibily well hidden ABV. Expensive (20?)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2016
F: thin, white, quick gone. C: clear, gold. A: amazing, cider, cloves, light mint, apple peels, orange peels, white sage, passion fruit, perfume, anise, lavender, floral, complex. T: grainy, dusty, yeasty, fruity, floral, orange peels, red apples peels, pear, sage, lavender, cloves, coriander, star anise, high carnation, alcohol warm, full body, citrusy, herbal, great complex, one of the best beers I have ever had, worth to try, 0,75l bottle from Match supermarket in Brussels.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardeo (264) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle 75 cl. 2014 Couleur jaune clair lgrement trouble. Belle mousse ponctue de minuscules et fines bulles. Nez super fin, fruit : orange, ananas, raisin, pomme cuite, pices ?. Bouche complexe o on retrouve rapidement la pomme (cidre). Bire pas trop sucre mais un peu, pas trop amre mais un peu, alcoolise mais cela ne se sent pas vraiment, une belle longueur et en arrire-bouche, le subtil houblon. Un petit bijou belge de plus ne pas boire tous les jours tout de mme vu son taux dalcool et ...son prix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4533) - Holbk, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden. Aroma medium malty (caramel, bread) and yeasty (fruity). Flavor medium+ sweet, fruity. Body medium, quite lively and carbonated.

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