DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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

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Added by Todd on 01-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
640
Reviews:
345
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
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153
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91
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my non-BA buddy for surprising me with this.

A: Pours a light golden color with very active carbonation and a huge bone-white head that faded rather quickly into a soft film. Soapy lace.
S: White grapes, champagne yeast, dry and vinous smelling. Slightly bitter smelling.
T: Follows the nose with vinous grapes and huge notes of yeast, peppery spices, clove, fruity esters, and herbal and flowery notes like wild greens.
M: Super airy and very bubbly carbonation. Frothy medium-light mouthfeel. Bubbles are perfect for the style but a bit distracting at times. This beer is a little hard to drink.
O: Potent and rich flavors. The bubbles do mellow out after a long while, but this is a very active beer. I liked it, but I’m not sure I’ll be buying it due to the price.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of jrenihan
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

Doesn't take much to get the cork to pop off, and the bottle begins to gush immediately. Beer is light golden with a big fizzy white head, which dissipates to a film quickly. Tonnes of bubbles visible in the beer.

Lots of yeast in the nose, somewhat funky with an unusual scent that reminds me of cheese. Light fruit and floral notes as well.

Taste is very nice. Yeast, lots of fruit (apple, green grape, peach). Honey is strong as well, as is sugar. The sugar flavours accompany a rich malty backbone that is very nice and unlike anything I have encountered in beer before. The yeast is a bit funky, results in the slightly cheesy flavour, but that is not a bad thing (as unappealing as it may sound). Truly a dessert beer.

The mouthfeel is probably where this beer is most unusual. Medium bodied, strong carbonation but with very small bubbles, and a bit of a bready feel. Not sure how to put my finger on the unusual feel. Heavier than an actual champagne, for sure.

Overall, quite nice and very different. My first Biere de Champagne and I would say I am a fan.

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Photo of stevoj
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer! Pours with towering airy head (used stemmed flute). Tones of fine carbonation keep the head alive. Smells like lemons, spring meadow. Taste is malt and lots of astringent hops. This is a beauty of a beer, and can be popped like champagne for a celebration!

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow this one acteur buying some import beer... Opened this at my 40th birthday, the same day my house was sold. Everything is there for making this a special day. Hopefully the beer will live up to it...

The color is yellow, almost golden. Very carbonated. Nice white foamy head on top. The aroma is floral with some champagne presence...

On the taste, it is very floral and lots of bubbles in the mouth too. Very dry finish. So delicious... This is so good. Its like the perfect Belgian beer. Fruity, some floral notes and the finish is dry... So dry you want more!! This is a very good beer. Astronomous.

Nice one eventhough it is quite expensive.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured in a Karmeliet tulip.

A: First of all, bottle art. Just beautiful. Looks like a champagne bottle. A labeled cork and a small book explaining the producing and fermentation processes. Pours a yellow to orange clear color. A huge bubbled and sparkling head is formed. The retention is low, however it never disappears totally, leaving a bubble thin layer and some lacings

S: Very sweet in the nose, quite fruity too. Strong notes of peach l, apples, white grapes. Also strong on vanilla and Honey. Belgian yeasts and finally some malts. Reminded me her sister Karmeliet

T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Peach, apple, grapes. Vanilla and honey. Belgian yeasts and malts. In overall a sweet and fruity beer. Hoppy bitterness is very very mild in the end

M: Creamy molasses body with a huge expected champagne carbonation. Sweet mouth sensation from the beginning til the end

O: Great beer. Very tasty. Strong Belgian character. At the same time, very unique

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of beerbrains
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After a day on the mountain there's nothing like a night of Belgian beers to revive you.

I shared this bottle with friend at the Cheeky Monk in Winterpark. Served in appropriately branded champagne flutes, this beer exploded in the glass. Two fingers of sparkly head topped the pale straw colored beer.

Dry, crisp apples and pears, a little citrus; delicious.

I paired this with a pot of muscles steamed in a white wine and gorgonzola cream sauce. The best pairing I've had in very long time, maybe ever. The beer did a great job of cleaning the pallet of the fats from the sauce and any residual flavors the shellfish may have left.

I am a fan of sparkling wines and I would recommend this as a replacement in any occasion.... not that sparklers require an occasion.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a big white head and quite bubbly. In the aroma, citrus notes and quite champagne like. In the taste, citrus to a dryer taste, quite carbonated, and a small note of alcohol at the end. A small alcohol bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fruit rind and small alcohol in the aftertaste. Nice fruitiness, and alcohol presence.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DeuS (Brut Des Flandres) from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.14 out of 5 based on 640 ratings.
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