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


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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
pours a deep copper w/ a very tall small bubbled white head w/ some decent lacing. Smells of belgian yeast and alcohol a lightly fruity piece and some spice, like thyme mixed w/ cinamon. Palate is solid well coating and has a nice smoothness to it. Flavor is a bit odd, definate belgian yeast some odd tart semi sweet fruits that I couldn’t pull apart no taste of the alcohol and a light spice. OK beer but not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours dark with a fat tan head, good fruit smell, decent fuity flavor, you can taste the alcohol in it, semi smooth, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
330 ml bottle. From Austin liquors in Shrewbury. Lot F K best before 09. Good nose, Yeasty fruity, tart cherry or raspberry, fig, lite caramel, seltzer. Hazy orangy brown color, good fluffy beige head that slowly faded to a ring. Bitter flavors, Nice initial chocolate/cocoa flavor that then lets the fruit flavors in, got some orange too. Thick Body, creamy mouthfeel, dry peppery finish. Tasty brew, saw it on Thirsty Traveler, Label calls it a belgian brown ale. Glad I tracked it down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2005
750ml bottle from kaggie97.Pours a murky dark amber color.Nose is almost all fruity goodness with very little aromatic spice.Taste like a dark fruit beer with none of the complexity that I like in a Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Nov 30th 2006 re-rate <P> Body is murky brown with a two finger thick tan head. Said head is slightly bubbly with a craggy creme brulee surface. <P> Dusty/earthy hop aroma with some cinnamon and raisin sweetness and sweet bread pudding influenced malt. <P> Lots of fruit, yeast, dark bread, hot alcohol and mild spice. Tastes like a fruit laden sweet bread...apple baked sweet wheat bread with spice if you will. <P> Original rating was 4 <P> Had this a few times at Barleyhoppers and then again at new World a few times. Always love to start the night with this. Very sippable and warming with spiced fig and toasted nut flavors and that classic Belgian head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2005
33 cl bottle, bbe Sep 2006. Very dark mahogany, dark red shine, no haziness, quickly dissipating beige head composed of big bubbles, modest gas release. Aroma: nuts, alcohol, figs, grassy/hoppy, caramel. Flavour: very malty, a little bitterness (mostly in the aftertaste); cocoa, butterscotch, spiced/peppery towards the end. Thick, rolling palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Pours a deep garnet/brown with a quickly diminishing head. A little cloudy. The aroma is intense, with raisin, sherry, and bubblegum notes. The taste is very complex, with plummy maltiness, candy sweetness, and spicy yeast flavors. Bready as well. Sweet but not cloying. Not sure if I could have more than one but it is very enjoyable. The alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2005
Pours deep amber with a small white head. Big aniseed and raisin aroma. Some spicy yeasty notes there too. Flavour is quite similar, with some cara, prunes and spice. Medium-full bodied. Nice stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2671) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2005
11.2 oz.: Speckled garnet. Broad covering of dusty-white foam adheres to the glass. Yeasty nose of bubblegum, must, and banana with hints of port, cedar and anise. Soft, expansive carbonation quickly condenses. Seductively candyish with rum flavors, with a resiliently succulent body that’s slick enough to thwart the alcohol. Manageable cedary astringency along with a semi-firm yeast dusting coarsens the abundant slipperiness and punctuates the musty yeast. Softer yeast notes unite with a sweetly-bready malt tease to spawn a banana-bread notion. Finishes mistily dry and vividly spiced with anise-tinged hop and melon flavors alongside perpetual notes of toffee-glazed bananas and rock candy. Another artful creation from a standout brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 the first thing that came to my mind was "Sherry", this beer gives off a fruity presence that reminds me of Sherry. The fruits and aroma give a perfect balance. great malts, subtle hops. the AC is not as strong as I thought it would be. cant wait to get this one again. I bet it goes great with desserts and cheese

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