Deus Brut Des Flandres Cuvée Prestige 2002

Brouwerij Bosteels

Belgium

A very intriguing ale. Comes in a champagne-style bottle, it recommends chilling to 2-4 deg C, drinking out of a chilled champagne-style flute or a chalice (not many beers suggest drinking that cold, except Bud and such). Obviously, due to the champagne connection, this was my New Year's Eve 2004 choice. Champagne flute and all (also tried it with the chalice to compare). I will be viewed as a heathen for saying this, but I wasn't thrilled with it. It was good, but for $20 per bottle and the whole champagne imagery, I was expecting something that would knock my socks off. Strong citrus flavor (like orange peel), extremely foamy (requires great care when pouring), and loaded with alcohol, but I think I would've enjoyed a lambic more. Or that Delirium Noel that I had on Christmas Eve.

Reviewed: July 09, 2005

Rating: 5/10

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