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

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RATINGS: 1140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Hazy Brown. Very malty sweet with some alcohol. A pretty darn good beer. Maybe a little too sweet, but still very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Bright crimson color, hazy, and gorgeous, huge, luscious head, a beigey-near-green thing, altogether a picture of beauty...urging me for the next sensory experience...ah, this is the stuff, the nose is tickled by this deliciousness, dark fruit, vibrant spice, grape and clove in harmony, alive and sizzling...perfectly plays out exactly what is desired..cheers to that... A repetition on the palate, a revisitation by these same full flavors, a big buzz on the tongue, a rich, sumptuous repast, unmatchable...well, maybe...but iím so content that I toss about hyperbole with utter abandon...spicy, zesty, rich and fruity, a tangible tingle all throughout the duration...zam, bam, boo-ram!!! This is my first taste of this excellent ale, and Iím damned glad to have drunk it. "Belgian brown ale" says the label, but itís not like any other brown ale, from anywhere...possesses a zest that only the luckiest and happiest should take as their succur...and no matter what you were before, when you have it, you are on of them...I said "yum" already, right? No? Well, to nail it in the shell of the nut, ...there you go...yum, yummy, yummers...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2004
bottle...Ruddy brown pour with a generous amount of floaties. Head is tan with no staying power. Sweet fruity aroma, yeastly. Malty, yeastly flavor, some dark sugars. Mildly bitter to finish, a little alcohol noticable. Decent brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Pours reddish with small, lasting head, no legs. Aroma is of yeast, malts, apples. Taste more of same, with a little bitterness. Nothing exceptional, but good for style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2004
A dark red appearance with a large beige head. The aroma is rather mild with some pears and caramel. The flavor is quite fruity with some hints of the alcohol and raspberries. Large yeasty overtones and it has a lambic tyle quality to it. This one is quite complex and tasty. Nostradamus predicts a high rating from Shag, once again he is right!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Bottle pours a hazy burnt red color with a big off white head and minimal residual lace. The aroma is big yeast and perhaps cheesey stale hops. The flavor is good as a typical BSA, sweet malt, dark fruits, yeast, stale hops, and a lingering bitterness. The palate cleansing as there is no shortage of those tiny Belgian bubbles. Overall, a bit drier than some other BSA, a bit more stale hops - makes it great with cheese, and just really pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4491) - 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 (784) - 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, itís very rich, malty, sweet, and complex.... let me mention sweet again, because thereís no escaping the fruity, sugary notes of this beer. I really like this beer and, since itís 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 (5036) - 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.


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