C'Est La Vie!
De Brabandere

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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #364
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,296
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
33
From:
De Brabandere
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 33
Photo of mactrail
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is described as a "Belgian blonde ale." It's a light yellow color in the Bacchus tumbler with plenty of foam, which makes for a fine-grained tingly mouthful.

This tastes of corn muffins and cupcakes with a nice bitter edge. Rather sweet but with a good balance of yeasty dry bitterness. Wheaty, grainy tasting and mellow. There is an interesting woody note with a touch of straw and biscuits.

Overall it's sweet and wheaty, but the descent into dakness for the finish is so rewarding. One of my favorite beers that I've tasted in 2014. Another exotic brew on tap at The Public House in La Jolla, Calif.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at World of Beer - Naperville.

According to the literature, this is a "special brew" from Bavik for the World of Beer chain. It's got a similar base to Petrus Tripel and is dry-hopped thoroughly with Sapphir hops. It pours a mostly clear sunrise gold topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, strong flowers, grass, banana, clove, and a twist of lemon. The taste brings in more of the same, with with emphasis on the wheat and grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a solid Belgian deal, one that, to me, shows how well the Sapphir hops work with the style.

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C'Est La Vie! from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 33 ratings