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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) - Brouwerij Bosteels

Not Rated.
DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 490
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 97
Gots: 51 | FT: 3
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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Ontario (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden straw colour, thin layer of head with some retention and heavy body carbonation.

S - Light citrus, orange rind, bubble gum yeast, candied apple and a hint of caramel.

T - Cloves, mandarin orange rind, buttery caramel, vanilla flavours, milk caramel, hints of citrus rind linger on the finish alongside candied sugar and sweet cloves, hints of ginger and coriander.

M - Light bodied, bubbly and finishes with a hint of stickiness.

O - This is unlike anything I've ever tried. Incredibly smooth, dangerously hidden ABV, and wildly flavourful. A welcome change from the norm and surprisingly delicious. Definitely worth a try, and I'll grab another couple bottles for the beer fridge.

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-18-2013 01:06:50 | More by enelson
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

10-28-2013 14:05:32 | More by Cholansky1
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-28-2013 13:53:57 | More by pknyc
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-28-2013 01:08:12 | More by jaydoc
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Raziel313

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-16-2013 05:06:36 | More by Raziel313
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Massachusetts

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Netherlands

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elcarajo

Maine

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Light and clear, looking not unlike some ciders and most American mass market beers. Pours with a largish head, but it fades quickly. The foam is pleasingly white and leaves no appreciable lacing on the glass.

Smell - Very appealing. Strong with esters and spices, but not so much as to appear infused or artificial.

Taste - This is the good part. Also the bad. The flavor is quick, complex, fruity, and bright. There is a quick freshness, and a strong suggestion of farmhouse ales. This beer is strong in terms of carbonation, but it doesn't last; drinking at an unhurried pace the beer is near flat by the end of the glass. Shifted quickly from flavor to flavor, beginning with sweet, then moving through non-specific mild dark spices and then fresh green herbs. There is a strong sour aftertaste.that reminds of Flemish sours, but also has a note of bar soap. Iniitally this aftertaste is unpleasant, and I was initially intending to pan this beer. However, by the second glass, I was quite happy with it, and I am disappointed that I shan't soon be buying (or seeing) another bottle.

Mouthfeel - Initially quite carbonated, although not nearly so much as champagne or Affligem. Later, it's as flat as tap water. The overall effect is smooth, and not overly powerful in any direction.

Overall Impression - I would definitely buy this again, although there are so many that are easier to enjoy, that I would buy them first. I would unreservedly recommend this to anyone who thinks about their beer, and who enjoys a good ale.

No smoke in my house, and I quit smoking a long time ago. Beer served in a tall pils glass, at refrigerator temperatures. This is how I enjoy all beers at home except lambic (and hand-pulled English ale, if the opportunity ever presents). This was the first beer of my night, and I did not drink it with food or anything else.

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Ontario (Canada)

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Texas

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Koninck

Poland

5/5  rDev +21.1%
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!!!

Serving type: bottle

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United Kingdom (England)

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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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77black_ships

Belgium

2.33/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shows up from time to time at an okay price at the supermarket +/- 12 euro and at ridiculous prices at bars 30+ euro. Appears to be exclusively aimed at people with little beer knowledge with an interest in a luxury product. Got a 75 cl. bottle from the supermarket.

The instructions suggest to try it as cold as possible, I tried it both really cold and at +/- 15 °C and indeed you need to drink this as cold as possible, it is worse warm, I feel like you need to kill the taste a bit by drinking it that insanely cold. The fact that I don’t like Champagne greatly diminished my enjoyment, I think liking Champagne is instrumental to liking this. Meaning that this isn’t really aimed at beer drinkers.

A: Pale yellow, clear, heavy carbonated, bubbling white head, looks like Champagne.

S: Much better than it tasted, strong smell, Champagne yeast, apples, grapes (bit like white wine, muscat?), lemon peel, nectar/flowers mixed in

T: I got the feeling that I was drinking Champagne mixed with a Belgian Pale Ale, Champagne yeast (which I personally don’t like & dominates too much for me) followed by Belgian yeast in the aftertaste, noticeable alcohol, spices, sourness, if someone told me that this was Champagne, I would have believed him or her but it is Champagne with an off taste.

B: There was way, way too much carbonation going on for any beer.

This stuff has been getting really popular (I have seen it on tv) and has been selling out fast. Like I mentioned previously, I see it more and more at different places at going for what I perceive to be retarded prices. I feel like most people buy it not because of the taste but because of the perceived luxury, same as with Champagne for many. I have been asked by many people how it tastes like, I always say, cheap Champagne, if you want Champagne, buy that, if you want beer, get something else. If you want a good Champagne beer get Malheur Dark Brut which is actually really good and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 18:33:38 | More by 77black_ships
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a small goblet.

Head starts strong, but quickly disappears with no lacing. Body has a color of dark wheat straw.

Smell is funky. Farmhouse yeast, alcohol, fruit.

Taste is fruity. More of a farmhouse flavor than champagne.

Mouthfeel is smooth. A mild sweetness. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelming. A slight touch of bitterness remains in the mouth.

Overall – I am impressed. Recently had another champagne-style beer that didn't score well. This one is like a Caddy compared to a Fiat. I hesitated to buy this marked at $33, on sale for $27. I might have to buy another and save it for a special occasion. Reading other reports a flute is better for carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
11.5% ABV, 2-4°C, 2009.

[Review from notes taken 06-27-11]

Thanks for sharing Todd!

A - Billowing, unstoppable carbonation rushes to the surface where it adds to the massive and effervescent white head. Low retention and little lace abode the vibrant clear golden straw yellow beer.

S - Spritzy, clean, crisp, and spicy, the aroma is incredibly unique! White pepper, band aids come out with time, solvent alcohol in the background - very champagne-like overall.

T - Belgian Champagne. Spicy esters, white pepper, clove, and mellow alcohol heat with nuanced white grape and Belgian yeast esters.

M - Insane carbonation is fitting and welcome and aids in the light body and clean, crisp finish . Very mild alcohol heat.

O - Holy crap! I haven't had a beer blow my mind like this in quite a while. Like nothing else out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 14:48:49 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-15-2013 15:36:42 | More by jgunther71
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ekalb31

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-07-2013 01:12:50 | More by ekalb31
DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
92 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.