Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Brew Thursday: Brouwerij Bosteels DeuS Brut Des Flandres

Brouwerij Bosteels DeuS Brut Des Flandres 2010
Buggenhout, Belgium
www.bestbelgianspecialbeers.be

The Champagne of Beers. No, not this one. The real Champagne of Beers, made using the Champagne production methods.

Brouwerij Bosteels' DeuS starts with a beer made with summer barley, and completes a month long fermentation with two different strains of yeast. After the initial fermentation, the beer is shipped from Buggenhout, Belgium to a town outside Epernay, France to start it's secondary fermentation and bottle conditioning. The beer spends 9 months on its lees (spent yeast), which imparts an amazingly rich flavor and supple texture. The bottles are then rotated, moving the yeast to the neck where it can be easily removed. The beer is then ready for drinking! Huzzah!

Review: Goodness, that's a gorgeous beer -- a soft amber color, lacy head, and teeny tiny bubbles. It has aromas of toasty malts, yeast, citrus and spice. The palate is dry with a creamy mousse of pin prick bubbles. The yeast and malts combine with soft tree fruits and spice, giving the impression of a fresh apple pie. Oh, it's beyond delicious.

Bottom Line: Amazingly round, malty, and generous. A bit pricey, but worth every penny. I dig it.




Beer Geekery:
Where did I get it?  Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage?  Premium

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