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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2008
bottled. Crisp & clear golden ale, very champagne like; with notes of peach, apple & other fruits, spice, and assertive heat. Whats really nuts here is the balance of sugar-maltiness, alcohol, & the light but always present yeast. This bottle was pricey, to say the least, @ $27, but very well done, an amazing treat to start 2008. Prost!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1472) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2017
Belle robe blonde, mousse crmeuse et persistante. Nez qui voque une triple karmeliet avec un cot bois, fruits jaunes bien mrs, notes florales, malt lgrement torrfie et une touche de levures. Bouche lattaque ample, riche, puissante, lalcool est prsent mais bien contrebalanc par la fracheur et une bulle crmeuse, longue finale fuite. Une bire de repas

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syfher (407) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle of 75cl, in a pint, from the fridge. Drinked a long time ago... Good and weird beer at the same time... Taste like champagne...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (6427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
Golden colour with soapy head. Aroma has yeast and pepper. Floral. Pink peppercorns. Too spicy. Im glad it was a taster not an expensive bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1486) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 20, 2017
Hazy golden color with foamy white disappearing head. Sweet sugary and fruity aroma. Fruity taste, some alcohol, grapes, some honey. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2626) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 31, 2017
hazy yellow colour, huge white head aroma of wine cellar, champagne, floral notes, earth, maybe some pear; taste is surprisingly dominated by honey sweetness with fruity notes and alcohol; great Belgian strong ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (563) - - MAR 26, 2017
Floral and fruity notes, pear, very sweet with hints of alcohol, golden with a good and quite persistant white head, medium body, fizzy, strong floral and a bit grassy notes...good, now i want to try malheur; obviously the main problem with this beer is the temperature, very cold or too sweet and a bit too alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobson (99) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle @ home. Looks nice golden, small white head with strong carbonation. Smell gives malts, citrus fruit and something sweet that reminds of honey. Tastes malty and like citrus fruit, somewhat sweet with an acidic finish. Strong carbonation but still a very soft mouth feel. Overall, extremely solid beer Id happily drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (1036) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2017
Clear golden color with no head. Good carbonation. Aroma fruity and yeasty. Taste banana, yeast and sweet fruit like grapes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (1094) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle bb 6/2017. Loads of carbonation, but head dissipates eventually. Aroma is sweet with a little dryness. Sweet marzipan, malts, almonds, with some dry snap. Not unlike champagne, but there is a sweetness to it which is unique among other belgian beers. Really cool! Thanks again Lajos!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1396) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 15, 2017
0.75l bottle shared with Cristobal37. Clear golden body with a huge white head. The aroma is really similar to a champagne. It has notes of pears, yeast and hay. Taste of bread, sugar syrup, hay and pears. Very nice beer.


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