DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)

2002 vintage from Cheers, Carrollton, GA, USA. $21.99 for the bottle, an excellent price considering the vintage and the general price for this beer. Just about the best bargain that one could hope for on Deus. Heavy, heavy foil over the corked & caged bottle. Lots of gun smoke on opening, but not quite the pop or the gush that I was half-expecting. poured into champagne flutes the pour resembles a typical champagne with great cascading bubbles and that typical huge bubbly head that can get a...

Tripel Karmeliet

Typical champagne style pale Belgian with the classic white, rocky head, light golden body and a high carbonation with a yeasty finish. Alcohol most definitely present, but under-developed to keep it non-pronounced and highly, highly drinkable. Drinks lighter than your average Tripel. Great example of the style, with fruit notes present but all combined beautifullty to give a balanced beer with all the touches of a classic. Wonderful mouth balance and a dryish but lovely finish.

Pauwel Kwak

Notes added 08/20/21 I’ve been drinking Kwak for many years, and long before the original notes that are below from 2004. I’ve always enjoyed it more than those notes might suggest! I think the notes reflect a little naivety in note taking rather than the beer itself. These days I note the dry esters, the beautiful color, the richness of the aftertaste and the pronounced banana notes that layer on top of the dryish, malt base. Original notes 11/21/04 750 mL, corked and caged from Beverage...