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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) - Brouwerij Bosteels

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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

494 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 98
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-15-2003)
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DaveFL1976

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's an event as much as it is a beer.
Glamored like it's about to star on the red carpet, this is one sexy looking bottle. I've been intrigued for months by the bottle on my local beer store's shelf. Now it's time to taste for myself what all the fuss is about.

A laborious effort to get through the pamphlets, plastic rings, foil covering, twisted wire cage and tight corking. Finally --- pop!!!
As satisfying as any bottle of bubbly in the foreplay.

But how is it?

Well, first note. I've written this whole diatribe and the champagne flute of Deus is still bubbling like a swamp in Dagobah. I'm not making this up: I can actually *hear* this beer from across the table. The head is self-regenerating. As soon as the top starts to fade, the bubbles force up a new head. There must be some geological reference here, but I'll save for that for the next time I visit Wilipedia.

The smell is clean, crisp, clear, sweet and sharp. It most definitely has a nice Belgiany character going on here. Is it merely a triple? Smells like it. Let's taste.

Wow. I was expecting something to kick me in the teeth -- something so different an memorable that I couldn't explain it. Instead, what I'm experiencing is an extremely good beer.

The flavors that you expect are all here. Sweet candi sugars, fruity esters, a bit of spiciness, the warmth of alcohol. They're all here, but they blend together impressively well. It's an absurdly smooth 11.5% ABV beer.

I've written enough. Now I shall drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 04:23:32 | More by DaveFL1976
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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
92 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.