Coaster Critique: Deus Brut des Flanders

Name: Deus Brut des Flanders

Brewed by: Brouwerij Bosteels

ABV: 11.5%

Style: Bière de Champagne

Purchased: Bangor Wine an Cheese

I knew I wanted my last post of 2012 to be a Bière de Champagne review so I stopped into Bangor Wine and Cheese and ordered a bottle of Deus Brut des Flanders. This is an interesting style of beer and not something I see on store shelves very often but if you enjoy champagne and craft beer I would recommend ordering a bottle.

I slowly poured this beer into a champagne flute; it’s very pale golden in color with a thick white head that slowly sank to a thin layer across the surface that left lacing down the glass as I sipped.

The smell is light and fruity. Tart apples and some peppery yeasty notes with a touch of funk that reminds me of a saison.

The first flavor that hits me as I take a sip is apple, the malt profile is very light and a bit sweet, has a honey like taste. Some peppery yeasty flavors swirl in the background. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor at the end of the sip but presents itself more as a warming sensation in the throat and chest. This beer is very light bodied with a prickly carbonation and finishes dry.

Overall a very nice beer that would be a perfect substitution for champagne at New Year’s or any celebration. Crisp and delicate with a dry finish and a nice alcohol kick.

Have a safe and happy New Years!

Chaddah

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About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.