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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) | Brouwerij Bosteels

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4.13/5
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659 Ratings
DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
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Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,804
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
659
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
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163
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Ratings: 659 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of NilocRellim
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition. Pours a straw colour with a nice sheen. Smells like faint banana and allspice, green apple peel, and un-ripened pears, and a touch of meadowsweet. Tastes very effervescent; champagne yeasts, pear, elderflower, woodbine nectar, and touches of allspice, nutmeg and Belgian yeasts. clean semi-dry finish.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color. Incredibly effervescent even after sitting for a while. Thick frothy white head collapses inward leaving a thin layer of foam fed by the constant rising bubbles from the bottom of the champagne glass. Given plenty of time to sit, the beer does clear up as the yeast particles sink to the bottom. Never completely clear, but certainly much clearer.

Aroma is interesting - it has light floral and fruity notes with a distinct spiciness to it. Some spicy esters come through especially as it warms.

Taste follows the nose with herbal and floral notes and a distinct spicy ester. Touch of mint. The interplay does have some lemon citrus notes that coupled with the spiciness comes across like lemon-pepper spice. Bitterness starts on the back end and continues into the finish.

Feel is light, bright and vivacious. Sprightly carbonation. Dry finish. Pretty much what you'd expect from the style.

Overall this is a really unique beer. Id need to have more traditional Belgian examples to really know how this hold up against other examples of the style. On its own merits, I thought the spicy esters were too prominent, and wanted a bit more balance overall. Still, it was a good beer and one I was glad to get the chance to try.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sallyjack
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A fantastic, light Belgian beer.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irishkyle21
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teromous
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the front label: "Cuvée Prestige 2010"
The bottle was chilled according to the pamphlet that was attached to the neck.

Appearance: The body is a light gold color which is moderately hazy. It has loads of carbonation bubbles. The head starts out very large and white but quickly fizzes out to a short cap on the surface.

Aroma: The beer has a light herbal aroma with just a touch of bubblegum. The longer the nose is spent near the glass the more it takes on this floral note. After a bit longer it even starts to take on some slightly fruity aromas with a nice caramel scent. It smells a lot better and has much more character as it sits in the glass a bit. I would recommend at least ten minutes for it to really open up.

Taste; Up front there is this sweet caramel flavor mixed with a touch of tea leaf. The flavor rolls off the tongue and fades to near nothing. The finish has this nice floral character with a touch of bitterness. Oddly, after sitting for a while there is this slight flavor of what kind-of tastes like lemon pepper.

Mouthfeel: It is heavily carbonated and it fizzes very lively across the palate. The beer starts with a semi-sweet character and lightens as the carbonation draws itself across the palate.

Overall: It's a very interesting beer. The aroma, flavor of the beer all started off feeling rather average but then the intricacies of its delicate nature started to show. In the aroma department it slowly builds a nice bouquet that becomes pleasant over time. The flavor of the beer starts out a bit simple and sweet but slowly begins to become more floral and a bit herbal. One of the strongest elements of the beer is its "Belgian yeast character" which seems to contribute a lot to its aroma and flavor. I would recommend this beer to anyone who really enjoys lighter Belgian beers and I would drink it again.

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Photo of Dewsby
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Panda_Rock
2/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle into glass. No dating information for bottling found.
Straw colored body, with expressive carbonation that maintains white cap and ring. No lacing.
Aroma of pear and spice.
Taste of peach and pear. Spicy esters. Rather dry.
Fizzy and medium mouth feel.
Very interesting take on beer. Even the bottle suggests a wine or champagne. Not an everyday beer, but an excellent choice for holidays and special occasions. Watch out for the higher ABV.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What a lovely brew, whose prodigious strength is wonderfully hidden beneath a cultured nose and palate. No teeming alcohol here, instead there's a balanced nose of apple and pear esters and just a touch of peppery phenols. Similar palate with, to use the word again, a very nicely balanced body, which is neither excessively bouyant nor too full/flat, ultimately ending in a lightly juicy feel, really quite pleasant. Again, I was shocked at how seamlessly the 11.5% was woven into this beer. Really a nice pour.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Didn't love it at first. Reminds me of a musty, attenuated green-bottle Belgian tripel. Bright apricot and peach flavors. High carbonation obviously. Bready with a quick finish. This would be an awesome holiday-dinner beer. Worth trying. (Rating overall and not 'to style' since this is my first in the style)

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold to light brown in color. There's a fingernail of off white that surrounds most of the rim. Lots of carbonation bubbles are erupting from within. The aroma is of cereal grains and sweet champagne yeast. I'm tasting those cereal grains with oats and honey standing out. It quickly slips into a champagne-like sweet grape flavor and then I'm back to cereal grains at the back of the palate. The mouth is bone dry, heavily carbonated, and crisp.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Bosteels DeuS (Brut Des Flandres), 11.5% ABV, style is Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut . Pours thin and pale yellow, with a champagne-like fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is fruity and yeasty, taste follows, no real bitterness. This tastes like you would expect, like a cross between a beer and champagne, but more like champagne. The brewing process is quite complicated, hence the highest price I've paid for a beer. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent. This beer satisfies style #99 in my quest to review a beer from all 104 styles recognized by Beeradvocate.

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Photo of igl
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: clear golden color, foamy white head, average retention, spotty lacing.
S: sweet floral aromas, Belgian yeast, coriander.
T: Belgian yeast, floral, spicy esters, coriander, clove, sweet, hint of sagebrush.
F: medium body, medium carbonation.
O: well hidden alcohol. Taste is not quite dry and winy as I expected, but very delicious.

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Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiener_schtnizel
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the BEST beers I've had a chance to drink. Bubbly, high content of alcohol which is by the way undetectable, fruity aromas, hint of citrus, but the taste... Anyone who tries Deus will be delighted! High recommendation!

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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 659 ratings