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

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RATINGS: 1124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Pours a thick brown color with a nice foamy head that quickly falls apart. Aroma of dark fruits and maybe raisins. Taste is moderately malty with a little chocolate and cherry. Not too shabby!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2004
From the big, brown 750 ml bottle - This one pours a with a delightful, fruity/spicy/malty aroma and a rapidly fading light brown head of foam. Tastewise, it’s very rich, malty, sweet, and complex.... let me mention sweet again, because there’s no escaping the fruity, sugary notes of this beer. I really like this beer and, since it’s now Halloween, I have plenty of chocolate to go with this exeptional Belgian strong brown ale!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Bottle. Deep amber color. Thin head. Low carbonation. Rich malty flavor, fairly well balanced. A little more carbonation would be nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4809) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle: Malty aroma with some hints of apple. Pours an orangish-brown with a small white head. Initial sweetness with some sour apple. Pretty big caramel finish with some light alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Aroma:molasse and caramel... Appearance:Dark hazy brown,light beige head... Flavor:A lot of caramel,plum and dark fruit......

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Looked great in and out of the bottle. I usually interpret a gimick (like fancy labels) as an attempt to cover up for bad beer but was glad I tried this brand. Looked good in and out of the bottle. Tasted fruity and was very filling. strong alcohol tinge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
Liked the label, liked the name, liked the fact that my usually red-wine loving partner wanted to order this one, and last but of course not least - liked the beer. Ruby brown and despite some evident alcohol enticingly fruity aromas.Was hoping Lisa wouldn’t like it so I could have a little more than half. Raisins and plums and nuttiness throughout and a somewhat dry somewhat sweet finish. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Deep Purple. Heavily aromatic, mildly astringent, nose with notes of solvent, cellar mustiness, red wine, dark berries, brown sugar, caramel and nose hair burning alcohol. Not very pleasant. The taste, however, is another story. Dry, with a lovely deep fruitiness of cherries, raisins and plums with brandy like alcohol and a finish of bubble gum, herbs and possibly candy sugar. A lover of merlot would enjoy this brew. The flavors blend so well together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Kind of a slow gusher when opned. It didn’t foam over right away, but after about 20 seconds it began to. Only a pour to a more suitable vessle would stem the tide. Deep mahogony color and a beige head that stayed around for most of the drinking process. Aroma of dark dried fruits such as rasins and plums were the first thing I noticed, but I also got the alcohol and some sweet red cherry aromas as well. A rummy alcohol taste, plus cherries and apples and then there was a slight nutty/bitter finish. This was a tasty beer and at 9.5% in the big bottle, I was feeling good after this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
This dark brown ale pours with a moderate foamy light brown head, eliciting a malty aroma. The flavor, too, is of malt with hints of caramel and chocolate on top of a typical brown ale palate. Although bottled in October 2002, this beer still tasted fresh when consumed in September 2004. I have tried most of the Caracole brews, and this is my favorite.


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