DeuS Brut des Flandres

DeuS Brut des Flanders
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Deus undergoes a lengthy, costly maturation in the Champagne caves of France. The elegant and labor-intensive “methode Champenoise” produces the best sparkling beverages in the world. DeuS has characteristics of both sparkling wine (fine, velvety carbonation) and specialty beer (rich maltiness) but also exhibits a fragrant, herbal and spicy character quite unique and special. Flavors of anise, mint, malt, lavender, and a barely perceptible hoppiness make DeuS a very sophisticated treat.

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ABV: 
11.5%
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

DeuS Brut des Flanders is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale, BJCP Style 25C. This beer's aroma is a mixture of ethanol, lavender, fruity, peppery, and sweet.  It pours a very clear, golden color with effervescent carbonation. In a chalice, the head dissipated immediately (like cola), but in a snifter it remained for several minutes before dissipating.  The flavor is made up predominantly of yeast characteristics, including pepper, spice, and a subtle meatiness. It is quite dry, and the apparent ethanol makes this beer prickly. The medium-high carbonation, medium-low body, dryness, and ethanol warmth all combine to create the intended champagne-like character.  There is a lot to appreciate about the production methods of this beer – genuinely interesting – and the presentation and experience of serving it. Overall, it's a fun novelty, but too strong and stinging to enjoy more than a small glass of before moving on.  

Brewery Introduction

Brouwerij Bosteels, located in the village of Buggenhout, is a family-owned and operated brewery. On the same site since 1791, they specialize in unique beers which don't necessarily align with "normal" Belgian beers styles.

Constantly innovating and improving, Bosteels is one of the best... Read More

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