Brouwerij De Landtsheer Malheur Biere Brut
Easily the most powerful of the champagne beers, Malheur Biere Brut packs a wallop but masks it pleasantly.
The strongest of this variety is also the most champagne-like. Packed with carbonation that produces a hefty head when poured into a flute, this Belgian brew also comes through with a fruity flavor that even hints at grapes before giving way to citrus and spice.
There's quite a bit of Belgian malt coming out of this 750mL bottle, to be sure, but it's also a fun little bubbly well worth the $30 to $40 a bottle. The brewery also produces a Brut Noir black chocolate recipe with a similar 12% ABV, but dials it down a notch to 9% ABV with its slightly milder Cuvee Royale.