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Forestinne Gothika

Brewed by La Caracole
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Falmignoul, Belgium


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11251) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle shared, as usual with a cute label of an elf with big eyes looking seductively at you while you’re worrying about what has just been poured into your glass. The beer is a slight hazy brown with a small short lived tan head. Aromas of malt, toffee, butterscotch, caramel, light herbal notes and yeast. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Not so bad this one, but pretty one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. A bit sweet but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1277) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2015 Bottle, 33cL. Home. Beautiful & funny label with a young forest elve. Behind, this could be the old abbey of Orval. A clear brown beer with mahogany hues ; stormy bubbly ; big beige head ; medium retention. Roast, toast, spice, caramel, grape, light metallic, alcohol. Light to medium sweet, light dry bitter refreshing, warming background. Medium body, medium texture, light silky, toasty sweet spicy finish. Overall, a pleasant dark brown spicy toasty belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Modeste 2015. Red amber, small tanned head. Nose is metallic BE syrup, caramel, sugar, heavily sweet. Taste is huge sweetness, BE syrup, cough syrup, caramel, herbal syrup. Taste is BE-style cough syrup. Far too sweet but not too bad as a beer. Okay.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (1431) - BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
Pas du tout une « belgian strong ale », d’abord parce qu’elle n’a rien de strong, et surtout parce que c’est avant tout une spice/herb/vegetable. Niveau abv de 7,5 %. Couleur marron sombre, à l’opacité importante. Mousse beige très fine, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de décapant pour papier peint, baies noires, genièvre. 1ère bouche souple sur des baies de genièvre, avec de la chicorée et de la colle à bois. Arrière-bouche un peu sur le malt foncé. 2ème sur des baies sans aucune nuance. Arrière-bouche sans intérêt. 3ème sur genièvre, cassis, avec une pointe de nougat !! Arrière-bouche sans intérêt. Longueur sans valeur gustative. Jambes fines bien marquées. Levure épicée, assez curieuse. Alcool correct mais il n’aide en rien l’ensemble. Finale nulle. CONCLUSION : je ne sais pas où ce brasseur trouve ses recettes, mais ce doit être souvent sous la patte arrière d’un cheval … Spice, herb, et tutti quanti ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2390) - PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2015
33cl bottle. Slightly hazy dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Malty, yeasty, fruity and spicy aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with some fruity notes and a dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
*Old rating, best before 06.2013. Nettes, tief dunkles, malzig-erdiges Bier. Leichtes Röstmalz, viel Süße, ein Hauch von deutlicher Süße, dickflüssig, malzig, nett.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
Brune rougeâtre voilée, effervescence moyenne, col beige foncé trop abondant. Plutôt maltée, légèrement torréfiée, fruits noirs, toast, un peu aqueuse, toute petite amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Alone at home. Brown colored beer with large off-white head and lots of carbonation. Malty spiced aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped malty roasted spicy ending dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Very dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is plum, cough syrup, anise, herbs, fig. Medium bodied, somewhat thin mouthfeel, lightly fruity on the palate with a short finish. Taste is blackcurrant candy, grain, plum, hint of anise. Meh

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