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

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RATINGS: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (445) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Clear brown appearance. Aroma of raisins and prunes. Flavor is raisin and prune, and sweet. Slightly warming. Pretty spot on for the style. I think I just don’t like the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (905) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
33cl at home. Clearish dark amber brown with a medium off-white head which didn’t last too long. Medium to full body with ditto carbonation. Sweet with spices and some hoppy tones. Caramel, brown sugar, bread, grain, herbs and spices. A nice full flavoured dark Belgian brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (98) - - MAY 24, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of brown sugar, malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet but not overly. Palate is very smooth with a lasting warming sensation. Overall is good, I will buy again to see if I can experience the full head others describe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSAP (491) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma met rozijnen, pruim, chocolade en rijpe peer. Smaak is kruidiger, met likeur bonbons, gluhwein en een nasmaak wat zacht bitter zoet is. Plakkerige kraag van beige op zwartbruin. Koolzuur in balans.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nlc (89) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Old school classic belgian brown beer. Yummi. Nice dark roasty caramel flavoura. Not to sweet, nice dark head. Don’t drink it to cold.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (627) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33 cl. Ensemble moyen. Alcool trop présent. Notes de raisin et de fruits rouges.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
Cervesa amb molt bona presència, molt gust a regalècia. Cerveza con muy buena presencia, mucho sabor a regaliz.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2255) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Mike. The aroma is hot, plum, raisin. The flavor is toffee, caramel, slight fusel, very dry finish. Not bad.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
digopossobon (119) - MACAE, BRAZIL - MAY 2, 2014
Delicia de cerveja! Aroma intenso e doce. Bela coloração avermelhada e creme denso. Sabor pungente de álcool bem inserido no amargor e na doçura.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2572) - 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.


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