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DeuS Brut des Flanders

November, 2017
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
6 / 6
33 / 40
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.