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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

534 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 113
Gots: 65 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-15-2003)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 2011 corked, caged bottle. Sampled on June 16, 2014 I waited to post this for review number 1,800 even though I had it a week ago.

Lovely pale yellow pour that overflows to a foamy cream colored head. I need a towel to clean up the overflow mess. Great clarity.

Wonderful aroma that highlights toasted pale malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, ginger, and clove. Textbook Belgian Abbey brew.

The body is medium to full but it tickles my senses like champagne.

Similar to the aroma I pick up more spicy characters in the taste. The ginger really forces itself forward beyond the biscuit malts and other spices. Lingering light fruit character at the end. If someone was to ask me 6 months from now what I thought of this beer my answer would be one word "Ginger." Good or bad. That's what I take away from it.

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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - golden body with active sparking carbonation. Big white head sinks down and retains well.

S - dusty yeast, grassy, minerals, muted fruit, pears mostly, old spices,

T - fruity yeast, pears, apples, muscat grapes, hints of citrus, sturdy mineral notes. There's some cereal sweetness in the but finishes dry and crisp.

M - moderate carbonation, drinks like sparkling wine.

Interesting. It's like beer champagne. This is my first beer of the style, so I don't have anything to grade it against. While I appreciate this beer, it's not something I would seek out. It would be fun to show up to a tasting with this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured beer poured clear golden yellow, with a large foamy head, that dissapated rapidly, had a decent amount of carbonation and lacings. It had grassy flavor, with strong streets of yeast, malts, and grains, punctuated by traces of sugar sweetness, fruit, and hops. It has medium edge becuase of the alcohol content, which is 11.5 ABV, goes down okay, and leaves strong aftertast. Pretty filling.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Being the only Brut I see on a regular basis and, from what I'm told, the standard-setter for the style, it's about time I try this one as the first of 3 I was able to get my hands on.

It pours out exactly what I expect to see as it falls into the glass, as it settles and once it has: very much like Champagne. It's the same pale, bright white gold with a similar bubbly effervescence all the way through. The head it forms is pure white and frothy, exactly as one sees on champagne, but with real staying power and structure. Lacing is in somewhat more than moderation and mostly patchy.
A nice, soft ripe fruits bouquet greets the nose, including notes of fresh pear, apple and peach. Yeast is dry and brings a nice contrast, being soft and avoiding going too dry but complementing with just a light must. I expect a little vinous character, and I get it. A very, very gentle sort of spiciness comes in toward the middle, and it has a bit of tangy tartness to offset the sweetness, particularly as something like tropical fruits comes in.
The flavor follows the aroma very closely. If anything, it's got a bit more of the musty earth, might be ever so slightly more on the dry side, and has a touch more of the spiciness nipping on the tongue. The vinous character adds a little more green, similar to but not quite a leafy note, maybe just a hint stemmy. It's still got the great balance of sweet and dry and very nice depth of flavor overall.
Carbonation makes for a fluffy effervescence, kept in check by a strong crispness and a body that just reaches medium and feels appropriate there. It is still on the very light side of medium, of course, and has lots of smoothness. It's clean, which seems very important and difficult to achieve for this particular beer.

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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
92 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.