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


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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29956) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2003
The aroma is slightly sweet with notes of yeast, redcurrant, and other berries. The color is an unclear red, and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is very sweet, soft, yeasty, and complex - yet boring - it misses some kick (it is too soft). Not a beer that I'll go back for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Ruby amber liquid with a foamy off white head. Fruity malt and earthy yeast aroma. Fruity flavors with mild spice. Nothing stands up and take notice. Quite standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2003 (bottle conditioned) Reddish-brown unfiltered hue with a caramel malt and fruity date or plum nose. Full bodied and hugely malty with a bitter complement. Spicy, peppery warming alcohol finish. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2003
nutty carmel nutmeg nose. straight forward, sweet malt balanced, slight spritz

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2003
Large beige diminishing head. Red-brown body. Aroma; nice!, sweet, caramel, raisins, plum, spicy, hops/citrus, alcohol/rum. Medium body. Taste; sweet, fruit/plum, spicy, caramel-bitter finish. Can't help thinking of Het Kapittel Prior and t'IJ Struis when I drink this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Shared 750ml bottled. Very nice beer. Good malty flavor with a alcohol bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Wow, I am impressed. I was exspecting the over cabonated dry exprience that I had with Saxo, but this is a horse of a different color. Huge head, that I have come to exspect with La Caracole brews. Aroma is dusty raisen and yeast. Flavor is quite spicey, with black pepper and corander. A very nice fuzzyness on the palate, finishes sharp and clean. Top Notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew whose cork was dated 10/2002 poured a very invigorated head. Pour only 1/4 glass of this one or it will foam up and over flow your mug in no time flat! It had a large light brown head of small bubbles. Its body is a yeasty cloudy dark brown with a lot of carbonation rising. It had an aroma of hops and malt. It was initially bitter and had a strong after bite, but its bitterness was not so strong as to ruin the smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2003
This is a nice strong Belgian that keeps you warm inside. Good with dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2003
This one pours a dark, murky, brown color with a medium sized, mostly lasting, tan head. The aroma is malty and sugary with hints of plums, molasses, and brown sugar. Very smooth and full bodied with moderate carbonation, the flavor is fruity, yeasty, and spicy with lots of caramel and malt flavors. The finish is long and sweet with a bit of toffee and alcohol. Good beer.

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