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

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 01-15-2003

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Photo of aasher
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was accidentally opened by a coworker. He meant to grab a sparkling Malbec but grabbed this one (they looked identical in the cooler since both had lost their front label). I can't say it was a bad move haha.

This beer pours a very well carbonated and sparkling straw gold in color. It's very clear and features a nice, self destructive white head. It has nice, sharp tart aromas while still offering a moderate amount of honey, perhaps pilsner malt, and a champagne esque yeast. It has a really great nose. The flavors are sweet and full of honey, pilsner malt, moderate alcohol, and that odd champagne yeast. The flavor is quite as strong as the nose but it features a pretty solid array of flavor. It drinks light and with a nice little boozy, slightly tart finish. Overall it's a very nice beer and great for the style. I would definitely drink this one again.

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Photo of ThaCreep
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Undoubtedly, the bottle, sober and aristocratic, is one of the best ever. As for the foam, it is certainly more than a champagne but not more than other beers.

The oxidation is quite low, much more than on basic pils. Yellow transparent, vinous nose, with a notable presence of alcohol, acid, which is reminiscent of Muscadet or merlot sec. One feels the acidity of the grapes, like in a real champagne. Where is the beer is the question that is asked for in the case of Malheur Brut, one felt the beer.

Here we have an unusual mix that crosses the old lambic and white wine, dry cloth. The taste is aromatic, dry and a warm alcoholic finish. However, not easy to drink with aftertaste similar to the acid. Completely new style in contrast to the Malheur Brut which was a simple improvement of a beer.

We do not know what to think. May be too revolutionary. Maybe just plain wrong.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours a clear gold-yellow color with a huge thin white head which disappears very quickly, just like champagne.
Smell: Very sweet and herbal, alcohol and some champagne yeast.
Taste: The taste follows the nose, sweet and herbal. Also some fruits here (apple and white grapes?). The beer is quite sweet, with honey up front and a light spicy dry bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation and full bodied.
Overall: A unique beer, but drinks more like a nice liquor.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

75cl bottle into La Chouffe tulip in Amsterdam, Holland. Acquired in a supermarket in Belgium for 12 euro. I've seen it in Cork, Ireland and Berlin, Germany for around 20-30 euro. Reviewed live.

A: Four fingers of slight cream, fair thickness, and average retention for the ABV. Colour is a clear semitransparent light copper.

Sm: Champagne, crystal malt, light cream. Very sparkling wine esque. A moderate strength scent.

T: Crystal hops, a light caramelized malt note, carbonation, and some light chocolate towards the finish. Full barley foundation. Complex enough. Built pretty well for the style and balanced. The caramel is nicely tame.

Mf: Coarse and wet, but dry enough. Complements the flavour. I do wish it were more like proper champagne, with the coarse carbonation alongside the champagne hops.

Dr: Conceals its high ABV pretty well, and has good flavour limited by its relative simplicity. The price is usually excessive for this beer, and its quality doesn't justify its price. It's not as special as you might think, and there are far better beers in the style.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well it is only fitting that this beer will complete all 104 styles reviewed. It seems like a special occasion beer. I do believe this qualifies. Poured in a globe from the bottle.

A: Crystal clear golden pale yellow hue. Gigantic stark white head rises quickly to the top of my glass. It's actually thick enough that as I finish pouring it stayed on a 45 degree angle while setting up. After falling it leaves a tiny amount of soapy lace and a thin cap.

S: At first it started super clean and crisp. With just a hint of citrus and champagne yeast. After it warmed a bit the funk started to peak out. Wet band aids, soiled straw, lemon zest, green apples and loads of yeasty goodness.

T: Clean and crisp yeast with a dry citrus fruit component. Reminds me of a good champagne. Pale malt with little to no funk in the flavor. The alcohol is present but not offensive at all.

M: Light body with full on explosive carbonation.

O: Super clean and refreshing. This will be my new celebration beer. Move over champagne you got company.

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Photo of haz77
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a spritzy head which disappears immediately and doesn't want to be refreshed. A few bubbles of carbonation slowly rise.

S - Apples, yeast, coriander, hay, light caramel.

T - Begins with highly active carbonation and apple. The middle rounds out and phenols and a caramel flavour come though. A long finish of lingering fruity esters.

M - Much more carbonated than the appearance gives away. Medium creamy mouthfeel, but this is swept aside by tangy carbonation. Really good.

D - The muted appearance belies what is an enjoyable beer. Once the carbonation dies down a bit it's quite interesting.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped the cork with a sturdy pop and poured into a champagne glass. The head was really big and fizzy the body was yellowish gold color. The head settles and doesn't leave any lacing. The beer aromas is in the light side. It's got a minimal fruity smell with some yeast on the nose. The taste is spicy and herbal. The beer tasted better when it's cold. Once it warms up the spices and stuff start to get a little funky. The mouthfeel is very carbonated which fits the beer really well. Overall I like the beer, the idea and the amount work put into it is exceptional. The beer is a bit pricey paying about $32 a bottle. But for a special event it's worth checking out.

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Photo of SirRuss
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Californian Chardonnay in color, with a distinctly champagne-like head that offers more retention than its muse, although the lacing is suprisingly thin in contrast - for once, this is a good thing.

S - masses of baked pear own a winey nose with a floral backdrop that tapers, questionably, into an almost soapy finish. There's a general funk about the aroma that places a final laqer of pecularity on this exquisitely integrated introduction to a distinctly Belgian brainchild.

T - Those wine drenched pears lead forth, with a clean rush of herbal notes faintly reminiscent of an ice cold kummel. Light honey sweeps across the palate, and with it comes the floral expressions of the nose that conjure images of buzzing summer meadows on a sunny day. Deeper spices also find their place in the eclectic foray as cumin and cinnamon whisp between the delicate profile notes covering them in a rich golden haze.

M - Incredible carbonation. There are champagnes - far more, in fact, than there should be - whose bubbles bear considerably less sophistication than those owned by this beer. The result is a cluster bomb of nanoscopic hand grenades bursting with furious precision, while the overall impression mysteriously retains the impression of luxurious velvet, and the monstrous abv prooves to be more elusive than a bashful saquatch.

O - Really very impressed, as were all of my guests who eagerly helped me polish it off. I only wish that DeuS came in pocket sized bottles so that next time I hear the disgusted splutterings of Wholefoods beer browsers bemoaning "How can anyone justify charging $30for a bottle of beer?", I could simply pull out the sampler and suggest that they use it as an aperitif to prepare them for eating their words

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Photo of jera1350
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Champagne color. Very light body with a fizzy white head that reduces, but there is active carbonation the whole time. Not really any lacing.

Very fruity and herbal smelling. Getting some rosemary to go along with the effervescent fruit.

Much like the nose. Lots of fruit with herbal and spice notes. Some warm alcohol with honey sweetness. The spice and alcohol linger into the aftertaste.

Way too much carbonation for my liking. I know, it's the style, but still just over the top. Light body and a spicy and very dry finish.

Crazy that this is a beer. It really is a must try. I love the explanation of how it's produced. I can see why the pricetag is so high. It's not the easiest drinking beer and should be treated as champagne. I would revisit this again for a celebration such as New Year's.

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Photo of withliterature
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: A bright, mostly clear gold with a thick white head that quickly thinned to a ring and then disappeared. Very, very highly carbonated. Not nearly as cloudy as a lot of Belgians, presumably because this one has had the yeasts removed. There is no sediment.

S: Many, many spices, in a good way. There's also a dense alcohol aroma once the beer warms a bit; eye-watering when you nose the glass, but not necessarily bad considering the 11.5% content. Lots of baking spices, some more exotic stuff that I can't put a name to. Maybe a little citrus, but not much at all. Also not floral like some Belgians can be.

T: Not the overpowering flavor I was expecting from the dense smell; I liked the taste even better than I thought I would. Tastes like a spicy, complicated cross between beer and champagne, with no lingering aftertaste.

M: Nice and light. Not syrupy, not dense, very effervescent. Mouthfeel gets a very high rating from me. Like a stronger, darker champagne feel.

D: If you're a beer person, go ahead and buy this instead of champagne for a big celebration. I got this to celebrate my admission to a graduate program, and it was a good choice. I'd rarely (if ever) buy it again, but it's worth it for an Event. [My bottle was $33.]

I was actually happy to find that I wasn't super duper crazy about this beer. My tastes run more in the nice Belgian trippel and strong IPA ranges, which are expensive as far as beer goes but much cheaper than something like this. Good, but not the THE BEST in flavor in my opinion. I don't regret the purchase by any means, but I won't crave it the way I crave Chimay Trippel, La Fin du Monde, or Green Flash IPA.

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Photo of notyourdadsbeer
5/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

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Photo of AZbelgian
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in tulip glasses. Transparent golden color, pours with a large bubbly champagne-like head. The head dissipated quickly to a thin layer of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Sweet scents of apples, grapes and floral notes.

Flavor starts a bit dry but quickly transitions to a smooth sweet flavor of honey, tart grapes, apples with a small hint of some type of spice I can't identify. Carbonation is excellent and adds character and complexity to the flavors.

Medium mouthfeel but feels light and airy with the copious amounts of carbonation. Very enjoyable overall. A bit expensive, but worth it on a special occasion. Drinkability seems to get better with every sip.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to Mike for this one.

Pale golden body is clear with fine bubbles, effervescent, champagne like carbonation and a white head.

The underlying aroma is bready, but floral, herbal notes pop through. Chamomile, lavender, and rosemary notes.

The palate is dry with notes of apple cider, fresh bread, lavender, brioche yeast character and a musty, cellar quality. Really tastes like a mix of champagne and beer. Excellent subtlety and balance, a beer to savor.

Medium to full body, but with spritzy carbonation that lifts it right off the tongue and scrubs the palate clean.

Had my doubts, but this beer was quite good. Complex, unique, celebratory. Perfect for New Year's and/or the cellar. What I was hoping Infinium would be like.

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Photo of 77ships
2.53/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes, [email protected], this stuff has been getting really popular (I have seen it on tv) and has been selling out fast, 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. This was the first Champagne beer that I tried, I have tried a second one since then, Malheur Cuvée Royale, if you have the luxury of choosing between the two, get that one.

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.

A: pale yellow, clear, heavy carbonated, bubbling white head
S: strong smell, yeast, apples, grapes (bit like white wine, muscat?), lemon peel, nectar/flowers mixed with cheap no-brand lemon soda
T: I am thinking of 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
M: like Champagne, lots & lots of carbonation, too much for a beer, light body
D: didn't enjoy it much but I had no difficulty drinking it, I still say that you either buy Champagne or a different beer, if you must try this style, try to look for Malheur Cuvée Royale, cost is too much I got it for 12 € and I felt that, that was way too much and that was on the low end of the spectrum for this beer.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review #1000, it's been a short and expensive trip, but here I am. Split with oglmcdgl at the compound in Duvel glasses. Celebrating with some champagne bier.

The cork popped with vigor, it was a loud boom, the dog left the room. No gushing, in fact deus looks quite still inside the bottle. The liquid is a hazy gold with some honey accents as well and a champagne esque head that rises up a whole hand, bubbly and white as hell, dies with ease, no stick.

Not quite sure why it says flanders on the label, I don't get any of that. I do get a beer with a nose that is simple and bold. It reminds me of DFH Midas Touch in a way and I swear Im getting some honeysuckle out of it. Malt as well, and hops are not really there.

Again not sure on the flanders classification, no sour cherries or vinegar here which is fine by me. A nice hit of earthy hops that are not citrus laden with some honey taste with champagne yeast giving off that taste as well. Pale malt is noted along with I guess a bunch of other's, at 11.5%, there has to be right? A bit of vanilla with warming. All in all, fairly simple.

For 11.5%, the alcohol is not noted at all, this is not even the slightest bit hot as well. Deus also feels very thinner than what alc content and looks would lead you to believe. A nice champagne esque carb going for it. The feel is the best part of this brew.

Deus is a great beer for sharing at special occasions, I would not want to drink a whole bottle of this and Im certain that I would be bored by halfway. Truthfully I was done with this a few gulps in, it just does not do anything for my palate, id rather just drink a hopped up wheat wine cause that's what this reminds me off without the hops of course.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly faded away and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of muscat grapes in the nose.
T: Very similar to the smell, the taste has a slight amount of sweetness with flavors of muscat grapes and hints of apples.
M: It feels light-bodied and crisp on the palate with a nigh amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is rather easy to drink for its style--the alcohol is very well hidden and the high amount of carbonation helps to cut through the fruity flavors.

Note: 2009 vintage

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.51/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle split with onix1agr and poured into duvel tulips.

A- a massive explosion of bright white billowy head rises from a steady pour but settles almost instantly leaving only a few wisps on top and the faintest ring. Crystal clear pale yellow in color.

S- crisp apples and a touch of honey. Slightly grassy and green grapes.

T- lots of bananas and a touch of spice with some fruity esters. Sweet white grape juice.

M- a scooch less then medium in body and at first a huge effrevesant carb but over time the carb settles down and give the mouthfeel a bit more viscosity. For a high abv this is not even the slightest bit hot. Semi dry finish.

D- well its not what I was expecting but all in all about as good as I was thinking it would be. I'd like to see this done to a flanders red. Tasty but not one I'd do again.

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Photo of kwjd
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a champagne flute. Pours a pale yellow with some visible bubbles rising up. Starts out with huge white head that dissipates to nothing pretty quickly. No lacing at all. Smells a little bit funky and sour, in a good way though. Very yeasty too in the aroma. Flavour is quite dry. Thinner mouthfeel than I expected, seems a bit under-carbonated compared to champagne. Nice to try, but I won't get this again given the price.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened like a Champagne bottle with a loud pop. Poured from 750ml bottle into Flute.

A. Poured a massive carbonated 4+ finger head. Great retention. Nice lacing left. Continuous stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Color is pure golden yellow.

S. Smell is pretty strong. Lots going on. Yeast, citrus, malt. Lemony with a nice peppery balance. Maybe a little funk smell from the yeast. Has a touch of sweetness but overall has a dry smell. Smells like a Champagne beer.

T. Taste is pale malt sweetness. Has a dry/sweet flavor that is like Champagne to me. Has an earthy quality that tastes like it comes from the yeast. Has a light fruit flavor. Definitely shares some qualities with wine or Champagne. Some lemon comes out as well.

M. Medium/light bodied. Lots of carbonation. Has some lingering sweetness.

D. Very drinkable. Goes down very easy for 11.5%. I think this beer is an excellent blend of the beer and wine world. I wouldn't ever mind celebrating with this beer.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared amongst friends which is good as this is too much to consume alone and it's a more celebratory beer. Although all beer is a celebration, or at least should be.
Poured cloudy with a small whitish head.
Complex aroma, fruit, honey, spiciness, yeast, pears.
Warm with alcohol with a touch of heat. As complex as aroma, but less intense. Honey with a mead like quality. Sweet and yeast, vanilla with a perfumey/floral alcohol quality.
Bigger body than expected, in part by carbonation with a sticky feel that leaves a coating like feel. Fully carbonated and rather filling.
Drinkable, like champagne, so it's more for sipping.
Thanks to my son who gave this as a gift. Thanks big guy. An enjoyable drink.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml, heavy foil and caged, unique tear-drop shaped bottle. It's my 3 year anniversary with my girl, and well, Champale wishes and curried dreams it is - Homer Simpson would indeed be proud.

After dealing with the standard flared sparking wine enclosure, into the suggested champagne flute it goes, showing a slightly hazy, very pale golden straw colour, with a large billowy, and loosely foamy bone-white head, which settles evenly, if not all that quickly, given the serving vessel, leaving a few specks of sudsy lace in its wake. There is indeed a roiling, rising effervescence, the bubbles a bit coarser than actual champagne. Still, it looks the part.

It smells of toasted pale grain, sugary, yet zingy apple and bruised pear, lightly funky yeast, a subtle dry nuttiness, muddled, but reserved clove/coriander spice, and a hint of white wine booze astringency. The taste is a rather sweet apple and pear fruitiness, sugary pale malt, a reduced white wine character, one real or imagined, a bit of over-aged lemon, earthy, and still ethereally funky yeast, mild savoury spice, the suggestion of leafy hops, and a soft alcohol warming.

The carbonation is crazily frothy throughout this whole affair (with the attendant chatter from the glass), yet hardly a prick or twinge attacks my palate, the body a surprisingly hefty medium-full weight, as far as sparkling adult beverages go, and fairly smooth, even amongst the ever-churning bubbles and lurking table wine ABV. It finishes still with significant sweetness - drupe fruit, malt, and sugary heat alike - so overall more of a demi-sec, the lingering spice, hops, and perhaps the flipside of the booze, providing the only thing remotely 'brut' here.

A very well executed melding of adjacent, yet complementary worlds - the sweet, strong Belgian pale ale given the day spa treatment of la méthode Champenoise. I would say that the appearance and aroma retain the French influence, and the rest - Belgian all the way, mon petit chou. A big fat win for European economic and drinking cooperation, and a fine way to celebrate another splendid year with my girl dear!

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Photo of corby112
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

My wife surprised me with this one and we chilled it as per the instructions and popped it open on New Year's Eve.

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a large fizzy foam head that has good retention, slowly fading into a thin lasting ring. Lots of visible carbonation bubbling up.

Crisp, light golden fruit aroma with champagne yeast, apple, pear, grape, slight citrus and bread in the nose.

Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front that somehow isn't over the top. Pretty sweet tasting with a lot of light fruit, bread/yeast and subtle alcohol warmth. Well balanced and very quaffable with hints of sour apple, pear, banana and citrus. Excellently masked ABV with a dry finish. This beer tastes half as strong as it actually is. An interesting hybrid of champagne and Belgian golden ale.

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Photo of basica
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright, slightly hazy, golden color into my DeuS Flute with a huge white head (almost like champagne) receding to leave a nice layer of milky looking foam and nice lacing; hyperactive bubbling in the beer adds another point to the champagne-ish reminiscence of this brew (5)

S - The nose is slightly sweet, grainy or bready and yeasty with some spices and notes of minty funk amidst the spices; quite an interesting nose (4)

T - Upfront notes of fresh fruity sweetness, spices, funk and yeast with suggestions of white grapes and pears in the middle; slightly phenolic towards the finish with pleasant malty flavors in the background. It's observed that this beer gets better as it warms slightly. (4.5)

M - Generally champagne-like; well carbonated, thin on the body with a foamy bubbly texture; goes down pretty smooth and pleasantly warming (4.5)

D - Very drinkable and, in fact, jaws are dropping at the knowledge that this one's rated at 11.5% ABV. On the contrary, it feels light, sweet, fruity and refreshing with only a slight hint of its potency coming from the phenolic nature and the warming as it goes down; pretty approachable for a supposedly strong brew. My first champagne beer and a thorough enjoyment in the tasting process. (4.5)

The cork on this DeuS bottle partially released itself with a satisfyingly sounding POP. Beer loving couples may really consider this for a wedding "champagne". The DeuS could probably use a tad bit more sweetness.

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Photo of atis
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours light golden with thick brilliant white head, but not very good retention. Lots of small carbonation bubbles throughout the beer, it certainly reminds of champagne. Aroma is sweetish and light fruit, yeasty spice.

Mouthfeel is light and full of carbonation. Taste is sweet malt, bits of spicy yeast, apples and long lasting hop bitterness in the finish. It was difficult to feel any alcohol, despite the high ABV, but maybe I just did not have enough (we were sharing the bottle).

Overall, it was interesting beer of very rare style, but I am not sure I could afford to drink it very often.

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Photo of boss302
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Pale yellow in color with a huge snow white head with fine bubbles. An impressive looking beer.

S A lot of CO2 aroma initially, but once the bubbles recede, you smell tart apple and other estery aromas. 4.0

T Malt flavo is stronger than I was expecting, but then I really didn't expect much, so it was a surprise to me. Tart at first, but then finishes with a little earthy sweetness. I am assuming this is from the alcohol. 4.0

M Malty thickness on the tongue, pretty nice for such a light colored beer. 4.5

D Very good drinkable beer. Much better than champagne. A pretty well crafted beer, good balance and it was hard to taste the alcohol. 4.5

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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.14 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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