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

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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yayita (39) - - FEB 6, 2015
Cannot believe it is not brewed in an abbey! True abbey style Quad (on low alcohol side (9%). Aroma chocolate, caramel no alcohol. Small ephemeral head. Very light body for alcohol. Well balance bitterness-residual sugar. Nice rum palate. Very good!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (496) - - FEB 6, 2015
Hazy, dark copper color. Medium body, very little flavor, flat mouthfeel, little carbonation, low alcohol heat, avg length. Sweet, unbalanced, hint of bitterness, lacking in acidity. Syrupy, hint of hops, not much more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (524) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and warming. Tastes just slightly better than bio variant in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (488) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, very dark amber body with a small, off-white head. The nsoe has heavy notes of prunes, sherry and molasses. The taste is very sweet with a dry finish that leaves traces of the sweetness on the palate. Carbonation is creamy and fairly heavy and the palate feels quite rich. A nice beer but very sweet or the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
33 cl bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (€ 2.40). BB 11.08.2016. Dark brown colour with a hue of mahogany, seems clear; head is very big, tan, retention good and lacing very good. A damn fine looking beer. Nose is sweet and spicy: caramel, prunes, figs and dates, hint of alcohol, and later on a sour black bread note. Taste is similarily sweet with caramel most apparent, and raisins soaked in liqueur - the alcohol is not hidden in this one. Some pretty harsh bitterness follows, accentuated by the alcohol. Overall it has a pleasant, almost chocolaty sweetness, and a bit of bready sourness. The finish is dry and bitter, also grainy. Medium body and crisp carbonation; not a very heavy syrupy sticky texture, quite soft on the palate, but with a small graininess. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thb (751) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Dark amber/brown with slight haze and finger width of bubbles. Aroma is boozy, christmas pudding. Raisins, orange marmalade. Roast. Have a sip and you get similar christmas pudding aromas, plus dates, molasses. There’s a brightness to it despite the darkness and alcohol. Chewiness balanced by sparkling carbonation, hidden alcohol. There’s a lot to like here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Akiro (20) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
Bevuta da bottiglia da 75cl. Color mogano, la schiuma è persistente e con bollicine fini. L’aroma inebriante. Profumo di cioccolato fondente e arancio sapore di passito. Retrogusto leggermente amarognolo. Gradevolissima al palato. Si accompagna bene con un bel piatto di pesce e anche i dolci e soprattutto finisce troppo presto...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle (from Wines of Galilee), BB 11.08.2016. Pours dark ruby with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, caramel, raisins. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, raisins. Finish is caramel and dry bitter. Overall: great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (518) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Appearance is murky brown, a big beige head which eventually settles. Aroma of yeast, bread, sugary cake, fruitcake, nutty hints. Taste- sugary raisin, other dark fruits, fruitcake, malty, brown sugar, bready finish. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felip989 (123) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Served in a tulip. Dark brown, almost black. Big non-sustenable light-brown head. Yeast, cocoa, wood and a little bit of dark fruits in aroma. Belgian yeast and alcohol predominance in taste. Bitter and sour finish. Not so great, just a good beer.


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