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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Pours witha deep amber body topped by a medium thick head woth a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a slight candy sugar note and a slight grassy hop note. Medium to full bodied, tingly and a touch warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2007 (from notes). draught. opens thick and sweet and folds quickly into a strong alcohol taste. finish is very carbonated with an aloholic aftertaste. the flavor is amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
A nice inviting brown beer with lots of chuncky yeast floating in it. Deep in flavour and colour, nice thin white head, alcohol, cinamon, cloves, yeast, sugars, tiny bubbles, its an experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
one i got at premier, frothy off white head, toffee fruit aroma, also some hops on the nose as well, woody taste with some sourness, bitter finish, good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18189) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2006
75 cl bottle. Amber with a nice offwhite head. Pleasant malty aroma, fruity and a bit vinous. Malty flavor with some toffee, hoppy notes and yet a bit sugary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 tap. orange/amber pour with rising bubbles and descent white head. malty floral hop aroma. lively palate of malt, yeast, dry hops. fruity. revised 6/15/07 aroma is hoppy, apricot, honey, brown sugar, spice, nutty and a touch of bread. a bit hot. solid body. sugary, almonds, maple, candy. fruity. good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2006
0.330L bottle. Light amber color with almost no head. Initially the aroma is light and seems tart and maybe a bit sour. As it warms the aroma becomes apples and grapes. First sip is an explosion of flavors with tart apple-fruitiness, brown sugar and some spice. I can’t pin down which spice. Later I get a yeast flavor that mixes with what seems like a floral hoppiness. At times it seems the flavor is a little champagne-ish with tart fruitiness. Tasty but the cornucopia of flavors don’t totally work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 27, 2006
(330 ml bottle (best before end 6/08) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/wells/tul target=blank>Tully’s) Sugary malt and banana...Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a finger of soft foamy biscuit head that stays well. Nice looking beer. Aroma is fruitiness, banana, candyish malt and yeast. Mouthfeel light but full, maybe a bit dry. Good lacing. Flavor is the fruit and banana along with some candyish malt sweetness. Alcohol well-hidden (only a hint). Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle @ Volo. Pours slight haze, brown in colour. Some amber-ruby light shown. Fine minimalist head (3+) Flavours characterized by sweet brown malts, high dose of clean refined alcohol that seemed to be harsher at finish. Sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5738) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2006
This beer is all about malt. I picked this up at a great discount. The four pack is close to its best by date, but it was stored on a bottom shelf. I do think there might be an infection because there is some sourness in the flavor. But the malt is still there. The aroma is sweet malt and some rotting fruit. Flavor is more sweetness, some sour flavor that doesn’t taste bad but also doesn’t seem to fit, and sugar. Light brown but opaque and a nice head.

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