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

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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Guest tap at BJ's in Boulder: Dark, cloudy amber with a tight head. Very fruity and vinous nose. Yeasty and rooty-tooty fresh and fruity aromatics (pear and pomegranate). Some woody and musty notes. Sourness throughout. Very dry and somewhat bitter finish. Well-masked alcohol, but warming. Enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Nice reddish brown color with almost no head. Nose is warm and welcoming--notes of apple, clove, sugar, and a pleasant touch of alcohol. Lighter bodied than I'd expect for a beer of such gravity but it works well here with a delicate cushion of carbonation. Definitely malt-centric with all the flavors noted in the aroma. Slight sweetness is well-balanced by a playful alcohol presence. Finishes quick aside from a very light touch of sourness and sticky sweetness. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
This one started out really nice, a very pretty dark amberish brown pour. A big puffy light brown head. A big candy aroma, and a first taste that had alot of character and flavor. As you begin to drink though, it becomes slightly cloying and watered down. A very empty version of Corsendonk brown ale.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - NOV 16, 2003
750 ml. brown corked & caged bottle. Date on cork was of 01/2003. One powerful beer here gang. Poured out like a fine brandy, rich, red & highly caramelized. Aromas are of caramelized malts, candi sugar, rich English toffee, and some oak notes as well. This is one of the most complex beers I've ever had, bar none. Alcohol aromas are very prevalent as well. Sherry notes and vinous as well. Mouthfeel is rich, and mellow. Finishes very smooth, and is a very rich beer overall. I wish I had bought more than one. It would make an excellent beer for New Years.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5055) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Nose is sweet with alcohol, malt, and ripened fruit. The taste seems to expand on this with cherries, honey, caramel and spice being noticeable. Very smooth mouthfeel and finish. The alcohol is not overdone but adds to the character. Excellent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Deep and murky ruby/brown color. Quickly diminishing head. Darker fruits and malt in the aroma and flavor. Some caramel and rum flavors in there as well. Soft but full bodied. Some alcohol tingle but not too much. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Deep red/brown color with a thin beige head. aroma was fruitty an strong in alcohol. Had a sweet fruitty taste of apples and finsihsed with a tangy bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2003
deep garnet color, thin beige head. aroma is fairly strongly alcohol, all malts, little hops. flavor has a little nuttiness to it though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Dark brown, with almost no head. Aroma is fruity, figs, caramel. Taste is rather sweet, almost sugary, with some spices and oily hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2003
I liked this beer. It ventured away from the traditional Belgian Strong Ale mold. It was very fruity and cidery in flavor and palate. different


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