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


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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Artisanal Belgian Amber Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
penumbra59 (16) - Kontich, BELGIUM - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
This is probably one of the best beers on the planet. In fact, everything Caracole makes is spectacular. The first time I had this beer I hadn’t had enough good Belgian ambers to know how great it was, but by my second and third bottles I was completely hooked. I think you need to have this one more than once to fully appreciate it. Beautiful coloring when held up to the light, good medium lace and fluffy head. When you drink this beer you’ll notice all sorts of flavors and aromas. Every taste hits with floral and fruit notes and subtle yeast – like a Belgian garden in a bottle. Wonderful smooth, effervescent palate with a pleasant, lingering finish. This is a must try for any Belgian enthusiast (in fact, get as many of the caracole products as you can because they’re all amazing).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2013
Botella de 33 Cl. Maravillosa cerveza. Increiblemente buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
Beautiful, cloudy orange amber beer underneath a thick pillowy off-white head. Fades to thin lace that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Smells quite yeasty, with notes of dried fruit and raisins apparent. Some alcohol smell sneaks through. Tastes rich and spicy and then fades into a long fruity finish that is lightly hopped. Well balanced and delicious. The best I've had in awhile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2007
bottle 11.2oz: pours a beautiful golden orange colour with a foamy white head. aroma is a little sour with some apple, spice, yeast and some kind of berry absolutley wonderful. flavour is caramelly malts, slight spice, yeasty. finish is just a bit bitter and dry and somewhat bready. i loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2002
nice fruity, will do extremely well in summertime, i guess

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2003
(bottled). Medium amber color with yeasty haze. Aroma is malty sweet with lots of stone fruit and floral aroma. Malty, medium-bodied effervescent with peachy esters and candi fullness. Lingering lightly bitter finish with that lush fruit & spice persisting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
The best of the caracole line up and the one I will surely come back to. Flavor is complex and can change dramaticly on a second pouring (750 ml bottle) citrus, and plums but much more subdued than nostradamus. Alcohol flavor must be locked away somwhere else. This little snail can sneak up on you. A very nice beer that I continue to drink. At first I was afraid that the budget was blown on the artwork but I was very pleasently surpised.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2005
Bottle. Hazy copper colour, very lively with a nice 1cm thick off-white head. It’s got a nice classy Belgian aroma of sweet malt, dried fruit, fresh yeast and perhaps some alcohol. Nice spicey taste, fruity with some light hops. Medium bodied with a long lightly hoppy finish. Alcohol is well hid in the taste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Bottled (8%). Hazy orange colour, mediumsized off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some nutty hints. Flavour is sweet fruity with hints of sweet hops and also some nuts. Sweet fruitish aftertaste.

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