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DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)

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...

Tripel Karmeliet

Tripel Karmeliet

Additional notes 11/21/23 Putting aside historical arguments regarding Westmalle, I generally think of Karmeliet as the quintessential Tripel. This is still true even after the InBev purchase of 2016. Still sweet, and still a little lighter than some, all of the white pepper, fruity, sugary notes are present. Each drinking against the pillowy soft mouthfeel, this is a beer to be savored and adorded. Original notes 04/23/05 Typical champagne style pale Belgian with the classic white, rocky...

Pauwel Kwak

Pauwel Kwak

Pictured 11/28/23 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. These days this is listed at 8.4% and to be...