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


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RATINGS: 1224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Dark reddish brown, wonderful aroma of walnut, oranges and pears. Roasted bisquit flavor with wintergreen below it and alcohol dryness. Smooth and sweet going down. Very nice balance of complexity and rustic qualities, MF’ing "Spot-On" !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2004
I had this bottle form from beers of the world in rochester,ny. The color is dark brown. The smell is of sweet malt along with alcohol. The taste is sweet, fruity with a strong alcohol bite. Minimal hops in this one. Strong mouthfeel, a bit overcarbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6538) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 My wife’s favorite Belgian beer - though one that we do not see in this market much anymore. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this brew pours a hazy dark red/brown color with a very small tan head. The scent is of sweet molasses and mildly of ripe fruit. The flavor is mildly bitter with a decent malt presence and elements of nut, fruit, molasses and chocolate. The molasses and fruit linger on the aftertaste. This beer also really improves as it gets warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Nice head. Fruity nose. Carbonation thins the body. Alcohol well hidden behind the fruity malt. I’d buy this again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2655) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2004 Bottle (cork dated Oct. 2002). A murky reddish brown color with a lush light brown head. Dark fruits, dates, raisins, and apple dominate the aroma. Strong alcohol, brandy-like, but the robust malts and dark fruits make this is a strong beer and not difficult to drink. As it warms the spices balance the fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Orange in color with a tan head. Very raisiny. Fruity and malty. Finish is dry. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Pours orange with a tan head, slightly yeasty. Raisiny aroma. Flavor is fruity and malty. Dry finish. No real significant alcohol notes. Thanks to Ruffian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2004
A sweet carmel apple of a beer with abundant green apple peel and a strawberry fragrance. A complex conjourer of salivation. Cool bottle and label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2004
This beer certainly doesn’t lack for flavor. Pours cloudy brown with a medium (becoming thin) light tan head. Aroma of bubblegum and fruit, especially cherry, and also touches of chocolate and caramel. Very rich, intense flavor with sweet/sour apple peel and tangy, tart cherry. Yeast esters and phenols are abundant. Very spicy (perhaps coriander, and even ginger) finish. Borderline cloying but just subtle enough to avoid being over-the-top. One of the few Belgians I’ve sampled that is dominated by apple peel yet yields an abundance of other interesting flavors. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2004
Very well carbonated. Pours a lightly hazy garnet-amber color. The head is a light brown and quite thick. Aromas of raisins, apples, plum, candied fruit, bit of tropical fruit, and malt. Predominantly sweet and quite carbonated. Finishes with a yeasty astringent bite and a tannic edge that helps to balance the sweetness. The alcohol is just evident in the finish as well. This is quite a fruity beer, the sweetness definitely picks up this perception. There is a bit of a acidic sourness in the finish that really sets off this beer, I wish that it were even more sour (but I am off like that). This is pretty straight forward, with nice fruity notes being dominant. As it warms up the fruitiness combined with the sourness gives me notes of cherries. This is quite a tasty beer, at first I thought it was not as good as the others from Caracole, but this one is growing on me and I definitely like it.

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