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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

509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 102
Gots: 59 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 01-15-2003)
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bonbini26, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750ml into flute at Euclid Hall.

A: Pale straw and hazy gold. Head rests gently on the surface of the beer with decent lacing- not sticky. Tight bubbles.

S: Spices and spices galore. Cooking spices, cinnamon, fresh cracked bread, and lemon grass intoxicate the aroma.

T: Big cinnamon notes, creaminess, white pepper and spices dominate. Effervescent and invigorating. Bread like malts are thin but balance the high carbonation.

M: Even light coat across the palate for being such a full bodied beer. Finishes bone dry, just like a brute.

D: Fantastic beer worth celebrating with. Next time skip the Champagne and get this bier de champagne instead.

notyourdadsbeer, Mar 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours clear yellow gold with lots of champagne bubbles that do not die. Leaves a little lacing on the glass too.

Smells of sweet, bready malt, yeast, and fruit.

A belgian golden ale with a great champagne taste, a bit sweet and yeasty with fruity notes of banana and citrus. A little hoppy spice in the finish.

Nice champagne body, light with with great puissance.

This is a great beer, one that shows how beer can rise to great heights, but does it on its own terms. This has the puissance, finesse, and fruite of a good, if not very good, champagne yet it still tastes of a Belgian golden ale. A beer for a celebration; my friends and I enjoyed it during the last game of the 2010 World Series.

Beerenauslese, Nov 02, 2010
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I read about this in the paper a few weeks ago, so I thought I would give it a try.

This unique brew was brought to me in a Deus Champagne Flute....very nice. It looked like a very dark, bubbly champagne (dark for champagne, not for a beer)

Smell was quite yeasty, sweet and light. I don't mean it was faint, it just smelled like it was light.

Taste was exceptional. Banana and yeast come through. Very sweet. Nice finish.

This is HIGHLY drinkable. I'm thinking of picking up a few bottles for the holidays in lieu of champagne. I love champagne, but there is something about it that keeps me from drinking it too quickly. This stuff does not suffer from that. I had to slow myself down with this one. First, you can't fit a lot of it in a champagne flute, and second, it's got a good amount of well hidden alcohol.

It's not cheap, but if you can find a place to buy it by the glass (Brick Store Pub in Decatur GA), I highly, highly recommend it.

Deus1138, Dec 06, 2007
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep, cavernous aromas of melted butter, macadamia nuts and lilac.
(hazy butterscotch liquid underneath jaunty, fine mousse)
The texture of this beer is beyond belief! Whipped cream-like, fluffy and clean.
On the palate it's viscous with notes of honey, overripe melon and candied yams with a firm, tannic structure of hoppy bitterness and peppery yeast.
To sum up: this beer is like butter-flavored mousse that melts into a complex of earthy, honey-ripe fruit flavors.

putnam, Nov 26, 2003
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful bottle and label, opened with a loud pop just like a Champagne bottle, and poured into a Deus glass, chilled as recommended.
Crystal clear, light golden, with never-ending, multiple tiny bubbles,and all exactly symmetrical, forming a nice, compact multi-bubble white cap. Gorgeous, and it leaves a nice lace on the way down!
The aroma keeps up, with multiple fruity, minty, sweetish, grainy notes, evolving into earthiness, more fruitiness, lemons and pears, perhaps some funkiness (Brett?) and a whiff of alcohol.
On the palate, it is incredibly light, although you feel it warming your throat. Fully carbonated and prickly, the taste is exactly as suggested, with a little extra spiciness and earthiness.

Fred Eckhardt was right: "Alongside Deus, Champagne is boring". A true masterpiece.

brdc, Feb 03, 2008
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from 2002. Pours dark gold with a small haze, and a big white head. Aroma is extremely complex with notes of white pepper, and big floral notes, especially Hawaiian white ginger, as well as cinnamon and allspice. Flavor is just as complex as the aroma, sweet, spicy and softly phenolic, with notes of clove, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Alcohol is apparent but very softly so. This is a true gem of a beer, one of the best beers in the world, and worth seeking out, and aging.

beerking1, Jan 02, 2008
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deus

A = Poured a pale straw colour with a light foam head. Bubbles danced up the flute like fine champagne.

S = Light fruity aroma. Apples and pears mingle to make a tantalizing aroma.

T = Awsome. Initial sweet sugary and fruity flavour. Like ripe sultanas that gives way for a ever so slight and dry but satisfying bitter finish. There is a slight sweet aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

M = Highly carbonated to give the champagne feel. Very refreshing.

D = Damn drinkable. This beer is so damn good it is worth the damn $40 price tag.

BeerNutta, Oct 12, 2006
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In case you are unaware, Deus means God.

Pours just like champagne. A darker gold with a great balance of bubbles. Very large head. Nose is a gentle yeast with a slight sweet edge. Flavor is like a demi-sec champagne, yet it’s beer. Sweet, but an obvious though slight hop influence. The effect of being aged in wood is noticeably present. Strong perfume presence as well. Feel is like a good champagne. Drinkable? Personally I think when they made this, they thought: "What would John like?" Unbelievable. My first perfectly rated beer. If there are any ways for this to be better, I can’t wait to try it out. $30 for a bottle...and damn well worth it.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
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boxofrane, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me of (and after reading some of the other reviews, I understand why) Malheur Brut Reserve. Similar color, feel, et cetera.

From notes anxiously scrawled on the reverse side of an old Red Wings ticket stub: Jasmine spice tea with hints of orange candy and an array of flowers thickly layered over a creamy honey aroma. You can pick up the Duvel-like pepperiness and thank-the-gods-for-Belgium hoppiness. Odd spices (thyme!?) flow together nicely with a dripping honeydew sweetness and alcohol, sweet alcohol. Extremely peppery and herbal. And remarkably smooth and delicious for a beer of such hearty character. Just amazing.

I humbly bow before the beer gods, for they have graced us with another great one here. And many thanks to Putnam for sharing some of this treasure.

marburg, Dec 01, 2003
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very transparent -- looks like a light cider. Cloves, candi sugar, a little bit of lemon, maybe orange peel? Absolutely delicious. White grapes, maybe chardonnay grapes -- this is like a bubbly chardonnay crossed with a saison. Really, really good!!!

Koninck, Sep 13, 2013
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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
92 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.