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La Caracole Nostradamus

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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2217) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/28/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, bubblegum, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, candi sugar, light bubblegum, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick/pricky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (12) - - APR 21, 2014
It has a smell of liquorice (typically Dutch/Belgian), the aroma of resin and caramal. Apperance is extremely cloudy with brown firm foam head that lasts (a bit like Guinness), a bit fizzy at the top. The taste is slightly salty in the finish, but sweet overall. The palate: a full syrupy body, moderately alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Trappist glass. Pours a deep, dark brown colour with a moderate head. Tastes rich and elegant with hints of toffee and dried dark fruits. Mounthfeel is nicely balanced with the sweetish palate without any cloying stickiness. Overall very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is caramel malt, fruit, spice, yeast, and some alcohol. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (800) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
330mL bottle at the district. Pours a clear, very dark amber, and a big cap that settles to a skiff. Aroma of roasty caramel, booze, raisin. Taste is sweet. Medium-high carbonation. Sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
The Nostradamus is a really nice Belgian strong out of the bottle. I’m sure it’s even better on draft. I found this bottle in the cooler at the Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA. The beer is true to the profile of a Belgian double or quad. It pours a dark brown color with a purplish hue. The head is very minimal and doesn’t leave a whole lot of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of sweet malt, yeast, alcohol and dark fruits. The flavors are much of the same, with a really complex mouthfeel and finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Poured from a 300 ml bottle. Dark brown color with a light head. Beautiful strong aroma. A sweet honey taste that covers up the strong beer but at the end doesn?t leave much on the pallette. Good start, no finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (376) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Amber brown with beige head. Molasses, dates, plums, malty belgian, dark fruit. Taste same, but fairly light and little finish. Starts great, ends so-so.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (939) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
Dark brown colour, medium carbonation. Well balanced beer with notes of dark fruit, caramel and liquorice. Full body. Good!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (889) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Strong, malty, dark fruit, plums and alcohol. Nearly overly sweet, def a sipping brew. Very warming on the tongue. Spices in the middle are like cinnamon and nutmeg.


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