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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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490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 97
Gots: 51 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I am quite literally shaking. I had to take a corkscrew to my bottle of 2002 DeuS...that cork was not budging. Half the cork broke as I tried to extract it. As I stood there trying to figure out what to do next, the part of the cork still stuck inside shot out of the bottle with no warning and a very loud crack, more like a gunshot report than a champagne bottle popping. My neighbors probably thought I shot myself...but I am 1) lucky that the cork didn't hit me in the eye and 2) lucky that I didn't end up with DeuS and broken glass all over my kitchen, as this bottle was obviously under some serious pressure. Damn....that was intense. Good thing the alcohol in here is 11.5% - I now need it.

A - After all that drama, poured into a goblet. Fizzy champagne-like head that leaves a little lacing...and bubbles, bubbles so many bubbles cascading from the bottom of a glass that isn't even etched. It's amazing that beer can present itself like this.

S - The aroma is sweet and generally pleasant. Sweet with spicy yeasty phenols; a bit floral.

T - Not anywhere near as champagne-like as I expected. This is definitely beer, no question. A complex beer - I notice the smooth phenols, probably a result of 6 years' aging - blending in with the slightly vinous, sweet finish. Some grassy hop noted, just adding more of a sweet wheatgrass character than any kind of real bitterness. Any rough edges from the 11.5% alcohol have probably been aged out. The overall effect is one of a smooth, very strong, silky beer that only looks superficially like champagne.

F - Again, though it looks like champagne, it feels more like a very smooth, aged-out Tripel or Belgian Strong Pale. Still, the bubbles are not shy, and this makes for an excellent palate-cleanser.

D - For a beer of this magnitude, drinkability is good. I'd like to try this fresh, though it certainly wasn't bad aged for several years. I'm going to finish the rest of the bottle with my favorite beer pairing, smoked salmon and water crackers. Another one of those beers that really blasts through the apparent limits of what beer can be.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 23:26:22 | More by Patrick999
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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
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