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

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Broad Distribution

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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2006
nice pours more red than brown clear. small fizzy head. instant aromas of rum raisin or fig and a faint whiff of citrus oil. taste malty molasses almost has the smokey aftertaste of a maduro. very fizzy. i think it may be cloying first sip i loved and i get less and less impressed with each sip thereafter

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
From bottle. Poured very dark chocolate brown. Fast dissipating off white head. Aroma of orange peels and spices. Flavor of orange peels, corriander, black licorice, caramel, and malt. Cognac, sherry like notes with hints of brown sugar in the end. Lively carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel. This one is a sipper for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Love it. Great head and cloudy brown color. Sweet yeasty aroma. 2 levels of sweetness in the taste. An immediate brown sugar sweetness, and then an alcohol bite sweetness comes through. Fairly thick.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4824) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Best before end 12/2006. Pours deep brown into a tulip. Significant micro tan head with good retention. Fig, date and candi-sugar notes. Creamy with slightly sour caramel throughout. Dry finish with alcohol very well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a dark brown. Flavour is thick, sweet and a touch of sourness, sugary. Average strong Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2006
Dark red coloured body, some particles in the beer. Malty aroma of caramel, chocolat, roasted malts. Malty, soft flavour, some caramel, licorice and chocolat, thick bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Hum... a funky, warm, sweet treat. From a 750. Best before end of 2006. Bottle slightly protenized. The beer is a hazy, dark, ruby-brown color with a small, white, frothy, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. The aroma says aged and estery. Malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a moderate herbal note; Yeasty with a heavy note of basement, light note of band aid; Moderate miscellaneous notes of spicy alcohol, dried stone fruit, raisins/dates, light notes of wood, candy sugar and sherry/cognac, ever so slightly vinous like a red. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, trace bitter with a long, warm, moderately bittersweet, lightly acidic, trace astringent finish. Slight strawberry/mint retro. The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
Cool label art! Dirty cloudy brown with a moderate tan head. Smells sweet and dusty and yeasty. Brown sugar and yeast come first with some estery fruit. A solid belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This brew pours a dark brown color with red mixed in. Very little head in the pour--almost none. The aroma is very nice. Smells of candied apples and caramels. The taste is also heavy in the sweet malt department, but not too sweet to be considered one dimensional. The background malt provides some nice stability to this beer. Easy to drink, and very pleasant."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Lovely, sweet Belgian candi-sugar aroma. Dark, cloudy amber, large, light tan head, mostly diminishing. No lace. I may be having issues with my glass washing tonight. Strong, sweet, Belgian candi-sugar flavor. Some molasses, caramel. Heavily carbonated mouthfeel, but not the champagne super-carbonation of some Belgian brews. A really nice brew. A treat; could pass for a dessert beer.


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