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


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RATINGS: 927   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (957) - 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 (1634) - 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 (1792) - 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 (1413) - 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 (801) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottles from The Bottle, Stonegate, York and Booths, Ilkley. 750ml corked bottle; 2006 Vintage cost £14.99; Aged for 10 years; Hazy, pale golden coloured with lots of carbonation and a large foamy white head which quickly disappears. It has a spicy, herbal, floral ginger and lemon flavour with earthy and spicy sweet fruit on the zesty, herbal, warming, bubbly finish. Superb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (906) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
BBE 01.06.2016. Vintage 2012. Juotu +4 asteisena. Sameahko lagerin vri, ok vaahto ja kupliva. Tuoksussa pirte sitrusta, jotain muutakin kirpe? Ylitsepurevan kirpen kirkas suutuntuma, mukavasti taustalla polttelevaa alkoholia, tasapainossa kirpeys ja alkoholi. Hyv kamaa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3932) - 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 (1100) - 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.

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