Deus is brewed with the finest summer barley and select hops, but unlike any other Belgian specialty, it undergoes a lengthy, costly maturation in the Champagne region of France. For centuries, the French have used the elegant and labor-intensive 'methode Champenoise' as the way to make the best sparkling wines in the world. Deus receives this treatment, just as the finest Champagne, and the result is remarkable.Following the initial fermentation, Deus is shipped to France, where practitioners of 'methode Champenoise' follow their strict protocol of bottle turning ('remuage') and yeast removal ('degorgement'). The entire process takes more than a year, but its well worth the wait.
Deus is clearly not a sparkling wine, nor is it a 'beer' in the traditional sense. With flavours of anise, fresh malt, herbal hops and a slightly bready yeast note, it truly combines the best of two worlds. Serve Deus ice cold in a narrow flute or champagne goblet for best appearance and flavour.