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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) - Brouwerij Bosteels

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 119
Gots: 71 | FT: 6
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Belgium

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-15-2003

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Photo of AlexJ
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A sampling long in the making. I've been saving (or hoarding) this beauty for well over as year, a 30th birthday gift from fellow beer enthusiast Gabe.

The pour is magnificent, a shimmering pale yellow cascade of liquid that erupts into a huge mass of pure white head comprised of large and small bubbles. The steady stream of gas from the bottom feeds the head so that it never really goes away.

The aroma is very unique and interesting, with complex notes of husky, sweetened damp hay, musty vegetation, minerals, and gently decomposing fruit. As it warms, lemony citrus and crushed flower petals with undertones of coriander, clove, white pepper, and mint come out.

The flavor is incredible, yet hard to describe. At first it tastes like a dry Belgian Saison, with lots of yeast, must, and spice notes with strong undertones of pinapple, pear, and lemon. As it warms, it sweetens, with tropical fruit, fresh mint, and insane wildflowers. It is dry and sweet at the same time. The musky perfume of over-ripe fruit is quite seductive. Absolutely complex and very unique.

The mouthfeel is a gentle explosion of incredibly light and airy carbonation with a medium body and effervescent, fluffy texture. Sensory overload pretty much sums up all aspects of this brew. The abv% feels(not tastes) more like 13-14%, as it gently warms the gullet. The price tag is irrelevent, this is bottled bliss here.

Photo of cbl2
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11/6/2004 NA 750 mL 11.50% No best by date.

Appearance:

Light gold very carbonated with tiny bubbles.

Aroma:

Reminiscent of an Asti, sweet with fresh fruit overtones.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Carbonation explodes in the mouth followed by a distinctly concord grape flavor. Very effervescent. More like a champagne than a beer.

Photo of roblowther
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2002 vintage (or beerage, as the case may be)

Pours VERY pale yellow, like faded straw, with lots...and lots...and lots...and lots...and lots of VERY small bubbles. Looks, well, like champagne. Extremely carbonated with a large, persistant head. It smells of bananas, peaches, and apricots. Not a whole lot to not like there. Taste - pepper up front, then the fruit comes on with a hint of licorice. Very dry finish, but it comes off as refreshing and crisp. Mouthfeel is all about the carbonation, but it has enough ale body to sustain it. Drinkability is excellent. Doesn't really have an alcohol taste or feel despite its prodigious strength, and the dry finish is refreshing. A winner for sure. Worth the price? I don't doubt the work that goes into it & that the price is justified, but definitely not a daily drinker.

Photo of Budlum
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cuvee Prestige 2002:

Pouring this ale produces a huge, densely foamy white head that very slowly fizzles down. The body is a very clear, straw yellow displaying champagne-esque carbonation. Head retention is unexpectedly good.

The nose of this beer is quite unique and exciting. A potent blend of coriander and caraway seeds mix with lingering saffron for quite an exotic spice presence. Some sweet, sugary aromas blend with warming alcohol and faint ginger for nice complexity.

Much like the nose, an exotic blend of coriander, black pepper, saffron and caraway seed flavors start this beer quite strong. A slight blurb of alcohol hits at the midpoint of a sip. The finish soon approaches with a quick burst of sweetness. This fine beer closes with another short burst of alcohol and the remnants of the initial spice flavor. Lingering grape flavors join as this warms.

The mouthfeel of this beer is naturally carbonated which actually feels strong from the spice presence. The carbonation level matches this beer perfectly and is simply unmatched by any other.

Drinkability is quite good given the strong flavor profile of this beer. Most definitely a sipping beer and a bottle would serve four perfectly. In terms of cost, I can't really say that it is worth it but this is one luxurious beer for sure. Cost aside, this will be a New Year celebration tradition for me.

Photo of Phatz
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is to date the most expensive beer I have ever purchased. Even more than my Westvleteren I had shipped from Belgium. That said, it was a fun splurge for a party but certainly not an every day beer.

Presentation: Again a unique bottle, slick and elegant and certainly appropriate for a dinner party. Labeled Cuvée Prestige 2002.
The cork pops like a gun firing. Barely manageable pressure with the cork nearly flying out of my hand. At that moment the carbonation kicks in and the head just starts flowing down over the glass, so quickly I begin pouring.

Appearance: It certainly pours like a champagne. Golden in color with hyperactive carbonation gone crazy for a bit till the huge white head settled.

Smell: It has a sweet Belgian malt and light spiced nose. Effervescent carbonation it has a hint of cardamom and citrus.

Taste: It seems very like champagne to start with a dry effervescent character and then a pleasant honey tea flavor with gentle spices apples and earthy hops. It had a unique bite at the back end that I first attributed to a phenolic attribute and then decide it was a ginger like nip at the throat. DELICIOUS!!

Mouthfeel: It simply feels huge and bubbly in the mouth. I wouldn't know what else to say.

Drinkability: While I enjoyed this immensely I wouldn’t really drink it all night. It is a perfect celebratory beer.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of karst
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the cellar of my friends at Chef's Pantry who shared some of their private stock. I have been wanting to try this since I learned about the technique of treating beer like champaign.

http://maltosefalcons.com/tech/methode_champenoise/

Warning you that it is expensive and delicous. Sweet when warmer best served chilled. A Biere de Garde nose that I loved.

A notable effervescent carbonation complements the dextrinous near-full bodied
mouthfeel.

I always overrate these cult beers in my joy at finding them. Hope to comeback to this one again.

What a way to celebrate my 2nd aniversary on Beer Advocate.

Photo of dherling
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out a bright pale gold color, crystal clear, with a nice creamy/foamy white head that sat there forever. The nose offered some earthy and sweet malt notes, hop bitterness, and some funky yeast. The taste had a fantastic balance of malt and hops, just leaning bitter, rounded by some spic alcohol that was present without being overbearing. the mouthfeel was barely there, low carbonation, light on the tongue, with a warm alcoholic burn at the end.

Photo of jdoolin
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2002 "Cuvee Prestige" Vintage, sampled at my wedding reception by my friend Scott, who brought this gem, my new wife and two of my groomsmen. It was a perfect occasion for it.

Presentation: 750mL bottle. Made a very loud and exciting pop as Scott uncorked the bottle. Poured into flute glasses.

Appearance: A crystal clear, pale straw with a very eager, white foamy head. Very sparkly.

Aroma: Sweetness, citrus, vinous, earthy yeast and even a bit of spice. Lots of stuff going on here.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The sweetness hits right away, as well as a definite alcohol bite. Seems like you're in for a typical high gravity mouthfeel, but the sparkling carbonation comes in and brightens things up, as well as making it feel a bit lighter. Earthy yeast, light malt flavors, citrus and vinous notes.... lots going on again. The hops are definitely there, lending a very nice bitterness to overcome that sweetness. Finishes dry with a citrus rind like bitterness.

Notes: An amazing brew and an interesting style. This beer has a lot of complexity and some really good flavors going for it. Not the most drinkable beer, by far. The price tag is a bit high for a regular, but this is well worth picking up for special occasions.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought a 2002 bottle about a month and a half ago at Sal's in Villa Park $26.99. Figured I'd sit on it for awhile until the right occasion came around. Got to share this bottle with my mom, dad, and a close friend. Great time!!!

Appearance- Poured into a champagne flute, wow. Whole lot o' head. Billowing and undying iutnil you force the brew through the foam. Great Korbel carbonation and pale hay color.

Smell- Tart fruits, even hints of lemon with some very slight sugary malt aroma at the end.

Taste- Starts with some tart limes and lemons but goes to a more dry mix of malt and sparkling grap juice taste.

Mouthfeel- Dry and a little tart. But the carbonation really brought an exciting element to this beers feeling it left on you.

Photo of deuschbag
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2002 vintage purchased at lonehill liquor. happy birthday to me.

750 ml corked bottle pored into a snifter. pores a pale golden color with a nice white bubbly head that sticks around for a while. it actually left me a little happy face. maybe it's a sign??

smell still has a pretty strong alcoholic aromo for being 4 years old but not overpowering. i also detect some bannanas, bubble gum, charamel and lemon lime.

taste is nicely hopped. lost of citrus tones in it. also some herbal spices. leaves a very nice bitter aftertaste. the bottle says that it is best at ice cold. i dissagree as this tastes fantastic as it gets warmer.

light bodied with lots of bubbly carbonation.

for being 4 years old this is still going good. could probably go another 4 years. at $26.99 a bottle i don't think i'll find out though. this also paired really good with some home made meatloaf.

Photo of sinistrsam
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn was this novel; the only thing I had had up until this point that even resembles this is Temptation by RR. But I digresss.
The bartender and exceptionally cool guy at Redbones, in Somerville, MA. poured a little of this to all the people sitting at the bar one Sunday afternoon. When I asked where it was on the menu, he calmly replied that he had a whole stash of fun stuff not advertised. As I said, cool guy.
Poured like a champagne with a head. Pale straw color, large foamy white head and lots of champagne bubbles.
The aroma was sweet fruits, pear, rather mild, but complex.
The taste was excellent. So mild on the palate; sweet fruits and mild cani sugar.
The feel was much like champagne, with lots of carbonation that danced on the tongue.
Overall an excellent experience, and if you can find it for under $30, get one or two, throw them in a cellar (or don't and drink them immediately) and let them get even better with age.

Photo of BeerNutta
5/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

Photo of jwc215
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Deus flute glass (courtesy of Oak Tree, NJ. Thanks Dan!)

Pours golden with a champagne-like white head that, after a short while, becomes a lasting, thin cover. Some lacing is left. The rapid stream of carbonation continues throughout the drink.

The smell is of a vague, musty, sweet-tartness. The aroma is light - you almost have to search for it, but, once found, it's decent for the style.

The taste is of robust, musty sweet-tart candy. Sour apples are noticeable. The tartness lingers throughout. There are hints at tropical fruits, but they are restrained. It reminds me of a mix between a dry, fruity champagne and a decent (but not outstanding) biere de garde. The earthy mustiness mingles with the tartness throughout the drink.

It's medium-bodied with a fair amount of bubbles. Pretty smooth - not as sprtizy as I expected, but it works well enough. A drying effect is left.

Bottom line - It's decent if you are looking for a tart/sour Belgian with some champagne-like qualities. But, it's not worth $25+ a bottle.

Photo of Foxman
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage...

It pours a very bright straw gold, slightly sedimented and hazy, and alive with carbonation. A few fingers of frothy white head sculpts upward and retains some time. Lacing is fine, scripting filigree about the inside of the glass.

The aroma dances with a genuine citrus presence of lemon and lime, brut dry and with floral notes. Mint carries through, while a grain backbone hints gingerly at a small measure of sweetness.

Upon tasting, the malt generates a surprisingly more sweet and cloying presence, sticky and sugary initially. A hoppy character dries the sweetness very soon, with floral notes, lemon-lime, and light berry fruit coming through. A woody earthiness swells in the middle, carrying with it a very poignant stalk of alcohol. The finish completes the drying cycle, ending very dry and crisp, with a lingering arid bitterness. The flavor is truly interesting, though at times a task to keep up with.

Medium bodied, the intense energy of the carbonation combines with the marked dryness on the palate to make it feel considerably lighter in nature.

Fomr the moment I opened and poured this beer, it screamed vitality. The look, the smell, and the flavor come together to make it a special event. The sole setback with the flavor, for my money, is the complexity which, combined with its effervescent spirit, makes it somewhat of a challenge on the palate. Still, the joyous nature of this beer makes it a pleasure to experience. One other thing...at $25 per bottle, it is indeed special, but I'm not really sold on the price tag. That makes this a one time, or at least remarkably special time, beer.

Photo of RBorsato
3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow-ish gold with lots of suspended sediment, a nice off-white head, and decent steady carbonation. Intense flowery, heather-like aroma and flavor which overpowers all other characteristics; has a biting character. Light airy body considering ABV.

Very one dimensional in a bad perfumey way ... not nearly as pleasant as Malheur Brut Reserve. Overpriced and overhyped ? ... Signs point to yes.

Cuvee Prestige 2002
Tasted: Late June 2006

(25.4 oz fat yellow-ish brown champagne bottle, corked, caged, and wrapped with gold foil)

Photo of Goldorak
3.41/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2002 Vintage, one of the last remaining brews from my 2004 trip to Belgium. Cost me something like 15 euros if memory serves.

Appearance: Agreeable golden blonde, with frothy, clingy white bubbles and not a trace of sediment, giving it a very Champagne-like look.

Smell: A surprising lemon-lime freshness, with menthol, and loads and loads of sugary, pixie stick sweetness. Unusual.

Taste: Prickly effervesence that skipped and frolicked all over my tongue and tickled the sides of my mouth. For a "Brut", it was a lot more cloying than I expected. I'd be curious to know what they used as filling liquor at the "dégorgement" stage. As my glass slowly heated up (I served it at about 4°C), the sweetness subsudes and the powerful alcoholic effluves take over to give a dry, minty aftertaste, not unlike mouthwash. Letting it warm a bit and pairing this one with a very sweet dessert was somewhat of a mistake, because it really brought the booze out, it became almost like an eau de vie, or white crème de menthe, or maybe even a kirsh, but withouth the cherry pits. For a Beer with a Champagne twist, it was interesting and suitable for a special occasion, although it didn't really deliver what I was expecting for the price I paid.

Photo of janubio
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

75 cl. bottle, 2004 vintage. The corked popped but luckily the beer was not spilled. Champagned like head of course, very nice appearance. In the nose, something slightly toasted, wood, resin, some honey, a little oily, which I think is good for this type, clove. In the mouth is dry, casked conditioned wine and it reminds me of salted toasted almonds. In the mouth, some fruit, dry, oily, and reminds me of cake. You could have this as an aperitif or wirh desserts. STrong body. Wonderful.

Photo of allengarvin
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2002 vintage... been in my fridge for a couple years. I stuck it in the freezer about 20 minutes prior to serving to lower the temp very close to freezing. Cork pops off explosively, foam comes up fast.

Served into a Lindemans flute. Pours a very pale gold with a substantial head, about 1/3rd the length of the glass. Perfumy, citrusy hop aroma with banana-ish esters. Very nice initial honey-fruitiness, sweet, with hop flavor bursting out but bitterness oddly restrained. Finishes bone-dry with a lingering taste of... peaches perhaps? Full effervescent body, huge amounts of carbonation.

An unusual beer that's quite good. However, I'd buy it a lot more often if it were priced around $10 to 12 instead of $24.

Photo of phishgator
2.73/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this into a snifter since the champange flute is too small for me to be drinking out of. The head is that of a champ. lots of tiny bubbles, just carbonation out of control. The aroma was alcoholic and sweet. The taste was a little citrusy, dry, and a backbone of malt. The hops were slightly presesnt with a spiciness, but the sweet alochol overpowered most of the brew. The mouthfeel is sticky sweet and not good when warmed. Not something that I try again. I had it for the experience and I'm glad for that. My friend and I didn't even finish the bottle (it's just not that good a brew for my tastebuds).

Photo of KarlHungus
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2002 vintage. This brew pours a cloudy pale orange color with vast streams of visible carbonation. The head is huge, billowy and bright white. The aroma is like a tripel, a saison, and a strong pale ale mixed as one. Citrus and strong earthy tones battle for dominance. The citrus might come out on top by a hair, but my nose is the real winner. The taste is as immense as the aroma, but with the addition of a large alcohol burn in the finish. I had expected the mouthfeel to feel as carbonated as champagne, and the visible carbonation leads me to believe that it might be. However, although it does feel highly carbonated, the medium-full body of this brew makes the carbonation less detectable. Overall, this is a mighty fine brew that I am glad to have found on sale a couple months ago for $18.99 (used to be $24.99). With the price so high I can't see myself buying it again until I see it on sale.

Photo of akorsak
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 750 mL C&C bottle. The ale is chilled, and has been for over one year.

Appearance: This ale is under intense pressure! After popping the cork, the ale erupted all over the floor. The ale itself is a clear, golden color with no sign of sediment. The carbonation left a nice ring of lace around the glass.

Smell: The ale has a dry smell of a champagne. The yeast gives the ale an unusual and pleasant aroma.

Taste: The ale has a sweet honey-like flavor. The yeast and malts mix together to give the ale an unusually sharp taste. Add to that a distinct hop character and the ale tastes great.

Mouthfeel: The ale's carbonation is fantastic, giving the ale a cleansing component. The honey taste is wonderful.

Drinkability: The abv is high, limiting the drinkability. Outside of that, this is an exemplary beer from an unusual and unique style.

Photo of francisweizen
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one really blew me away. I had been waiting a while to try it, as I didnt really want to throw down $35 for this one in the states. Luckily I found it at a Del Haize (A big Belgian supermarket) in Gent for only 8 euro or so. We had this with some wonderful orval cheese, corsendonk pate, and cantillon gueuze cooked mussels at my friends house in Antwerpen. Served chilled right from the freezer, the bottle popped with quite a force and poured out two flutes of wonderfully bubbly golden liquid, very reminiscent of champagne in presentation, method, and look. The aromas were all edible flowers, and spices, pretty much, not much malt or hop character at all, but it work. Tastes like 'eating flowers', as my friend said. Pretty much a spicy, flowery melange of happenings, like the sph cuvee des fleurs on crack, more carbonated, more boozy, and more flowery. Mouthfeel is spirtzy, dry, effervescent, and perfect. Drinkability is very good. This one is a real winner, I wish that the price point was lower in the US.

Photo of CarbonBased
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presented in a gorgeous black bottle that was kept on ice while served. There was also an informative tag around the neck that explained how the beer was made and had a few more interesting tidbits; it was in several languages. I had it at Tria in Philadelphia ($35) with some goat cheese and cured meat panini. They did a wonderful job serving it with a flourish (including two perfect opening pours) and the bottle turned everyone's head.
This is a beer with wonderful cross-over appeal. I was able to coax a champage lover into splitting it with me (because a bottle to myself would obviously put me on the floor) and it came across very well.

The beer was served in a champagne glass that was short and a bit tulip-shaped. It had a wide enough opening to allow a little aeration. There are oodles of bubbles and a slightly hazy rich golden color. There is a somewhat substantial head full of miny bubbles when poured, but it dissipates fairly quickly like a soda head.

*Random digression: As I am writing this, I can hear my family debating Budweiser Select vs. Rolling Rock. I think I am adopted.*

While I enjoyed the smell, it wasn't amazing. That being said, I had very high expectations for this beer and was holding it to the highest of standards. Additionally, it should be noted that the bottle was kept chilled in ice water, so the nose probably could not fully develop.

Taste wise it was really quite wonderful. Another BA's characterization as Tripel Karmeliet on steroids is pretty dead-on. It really is a wonderful hybrid of a strong golden tripel and champagne. It definitely is a beer first; the yeastiness is very apparent. The real kick is the interaction between the yeastiness and the oak. I also tasted a bit of muscat grape in it, but that may have been from my association of oak and grapes. If you have ever had the Russian River brew aged in Pinot Noir casks (I can't remember the name) it is somewhat similar in taste.

The mouthfeel is probably the best part of the beer as the tiny bubbles burst all over your tongue. They stay pretty strong throughout the life of the bottle.

This is a very drinkable brew, but one that should be savored and reflected upon. It isn't an everyday beer, obviously due in part to the high price (~$25 in the area). My only quip (and this isn't their fault) is that at 750 mL and ~12% abv it is too much alcohol to have by one's self.

Overall, I highly recommend it.

Photo of nlmartin
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured into a champagne flute.

Appearance:This may be the singularly best looking beer I have ever seen in a glass. The beer poured a clear golden coloration. The head was very tall and proud with an off white coloration. The retention was perfect throughout the consumption of the beer. The carbonation was explosive rolling boiling bubbles. Bits of lace remained on the glass.

Smell: The beer presents with spicy floral citrus with hints of vannilla.

Taste: The beer has a very spicy floral and citrus strike upon tasting. The finish on the taste is bone dry.

Mouthfeel: The beer is light to medium bodied. There is a constant stream of carbonation throughout the drinking of the beer.

Drinkability: This beer is very drinkable. The alcohol in the beer is well covered up. The alcohol makes itself known in a pleasant warming sort of way.

The beer was bottled in 2002.

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenrod body with the frothiest head you ever did see; great retention and lacing but you have to wait a while until you can take a sip

Smell: Earthy and perfumey at the same time; almost honeylike

Taste: Starts out with a perfumey but funky farmhouse flavor that is complemented mid-palate with some bitter citrus and cardamom tones that dance with the sweet ones through to the finish that is simultaneously dry and woody

Mouthfeel: Syrupy but light, if that makes sense; loads of carbonation

Drinkability: Not something you can drink in any quantity; I appreciate but do not particularly enjoy the complexity; at this price I am one and done

DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
92 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.