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

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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours a dark brown. Nice tan head that lasts a good while. There is some sedimentation in there as well. Good tasting beer. I thought it hid the alcohol well. Not a bad beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2005
Trying to top "Straffe Hendrick Brune" the lovely bartender at "Den Tatoverede Enke", Copenhagen, suggested this fine Belgian Strong Ale. Sweet and somewhat alcoholic with some dark fruits. Good stuff, but you can find more interesting examples of the style. I foretell myself sampling more beers from this brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Deep burgundy color with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, yeast and alcohol.Taste is sweet malt and some fruitiness. Alcohol is well hidden but slowly creeps up. Finish ends in a slight bitter cocoa taste. Very nice, but not great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Too much sweetness going on and not enough alcohol bite for me to really like this one. Lackluster effort at best.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2005
Dark brown colour. Very nice aroma, complex smell of different aroma’s. Caramel, coffee, little bit fruity. Very nice beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Ruddy red appearance with a thin tan head. Complex aroma of citrus zest, yeast, banana, some sour horsiness, cherry, maybe a bit of band-aid. Tart and malty with a clean finish. Lingering cherry/coffee flavor. Definately hides the alcohol well. Chewey and well executed, though not as interesting as some.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 5, 2005
Cloudy orange brown body with a thick, tan head. Lovely lacing smooth bubbles. Smells like a Flemish sour with some fruit malt. Taste is big and citrusy, cherries, figs, chocolate, licorice. Aftertaste is sour cherries and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Very Warming, plums and raisins. A mildly complex ale, more of having layers than actual complexity. This was better as it warmed, notes of some burnt sugar were also noticed. Some what syrupy and thick, and would be perfect for an after dinner ale, maybe even as a dessert ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Had to use a wrench to get the cork out. Aroma smells almost port like. Amber with very little head. Taste is a tad sour & yeasty. Syrupy to the palate. Good night cap brew. Doesn’t taste like other browns that I’ve had. Not much nuttiness. Reminds me of Koningshoeven Quad except not as complex. Still though, a quality brew. I’d like it to be creamier, especially for a brown.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2005
I like sour ales. This one was nice but not that special. It poured a nice dark amber with some yeast haze and a too sweet for me tongue. The head was creamy and had some lace. It could have been a lot more sour.


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