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

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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Artisanal Belgian Amber Ale


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
penumbra59 (11) - Antwerp, - DEC 25, 2012
One of the best beers of brasserie caracole. Much more complex then the saxo, so that makes this beer my favorite beer from this brewery.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (567) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2014
Flasche (75 cl), 1-2 Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Helles Goldbraun, trüb. - In der Nase Karamelmalz, süße obergärige Fruchtigkeit (Pfirsiche) und bittere Kräuter. - Antrunk weich karamelsüß mit süßsauren Zügen. Anflüge von Orangenlikör. Gut rezent. Im Abgang krautig herb und leicht säuerlich. Trockener, würzig-herber Nachtrunk. - Eigenartig würzig-herb, säuerlich, mit Anflügen von likörartiger Bittere. Unkonventionell und erfrischend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (855) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium-sized frothy off-white head. Has an aroma of straw, grass, yeast, and spices. Refreshing palate. Flavors of sweet malt, citrus, and bit of sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Amber with off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus and orange. Taste is similar, soft, balanced and some alcohol.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (2692) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
Fra flaske (fra Belgisk Bryg) på RBHD-samling på Tau okt-14: lys kobber. Kort hvitt skum. Kokte bær i aromaen. Røde bær og nellik i smaken. Varmer i magen. Slank kropp for sine %. Uinteressant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2883) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
0,33 l bottle at RBHD-gathering, Tau, Oct-2014. hazy orange body with a small white head. Funky fruity Belgian yeast on the nose. Clove, sweet, acidic, fruity flavors and a sticky mouth with alco warmth. Full bodied. Well carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (1145) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared bottle with RB/HD at Tau 18.10.14. Dark golden. Dense beige head. Aroma of overripe berries and overripe soft white cheese. Similar taste, with fermented berries.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sigmund (5260) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting, ABV is 7.5%. Cloudy orange colour (i had the yeast poured in), white head. Aroma of over-ripe berries, also some cheesy notes. Bland and unfresh flavour, hints of over-ripe berries. Not good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1816) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours clear amber with massive white head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is smooth sweet amber with light spice and a touch of fruitcake. Very drinkable and moreish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2852) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear deep dark amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Fruity, sour, sweet, orange marmalade, some metallic notes in aroma. Dry yeast, metallic, some herbal notes and dead fruits in taste. High carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (298) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has as the name sais an amber color and a nice large head with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma strawberries, Belgian fruity yeast, some citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone. The taste starts with a bit of an alcohol kick with lots of Belgian yeast flavours some citrus fruity hops on the finish with sweet malts. The finish is very sweet with some nice bitterness in the end.


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