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

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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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NeuroPliny's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (151) - Calgary, Alberta, - OCT 11, 2013
Pours reddish brown from a 330 mL bottle into a flute glass. Minimal head. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavour is sweet caramel and roasted malts with hints of plums and raisins. The funky Belgian yeasts come through. Coppery aftertaste. Interesting take on a dark Belgian strong ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head. The aroma is yeast, honey, toast. Medium mouthfeel with dark fruit, yeast, candy sugar, and toasty finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Location: Draft at Morrison’s, 9/22/14

Aroma: The nose is sweet malts, dark fruit, pepper/spice, chocolate, licorice, and some booze
Appearance: It pours a brownish-red color with a beige head and some decent lacing
Flavor: The taste is heavy sweet, fairly unbalanced, not quite cloying, but close
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a bit of heat, and feels sticky as it coats the mouth
Overall Impression: I was pretty surprised not to have rated this one before, but hey, as Nick would say, "A tick is a tick!" This one is quite sweet overall. Some flavorful stuff. It could probably use a little balance.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Du sucre, du sucre, plein de sucre, trop de sucre. Je n’ai meme pas terminé mon verre.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Strong winter warmer with thick, beige, regular, stable head and very dark burgundy colour with ruby hue, hazy. Strong aroma of chocolate, banana, pear, plum, melon, coffee, walnuts, port wine, liqueur, cinnamon, liquorice, brown sugar. Rich and full maltiness, sweet, fruity, very chocolatey with medium carbo and well-rounded, mild, coffee powder-like roasted bitterness, as well as aromatic hops in the finish and warming alcohol not becoming astringent in any way. Very tasty and beefy, typical Scotch-style Belgian Christmas ale, honest and satisfying. I liked this very much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfuen03 (338) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2014
Medium sized, quickly diminishing off-white head. Clear dark liquid. Strong aroma of plum, banana, raisins and dark fruit. Light to medium body, very mild mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Alcohol well masked. Taste is strongly sweet, spicy, with raisins, licorice and dark fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (785) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
33cl bottle at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Very dark brown with masses of carbonation but very little head. Sweet aroma of raisins and figs, bitter chocolate, tobacco and treacle. Taste is sweet fruity molasses. To sweet for me if truth be told, but still tasty. Short-ish sweet finish. Mild aftertaste of plums and woodsmoke. Full palette, lively from carbonation. 

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (84) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
From tap, tulip glass. Muddy Brown with a thick head. Smells malty/sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with some carbonation. Taste is a nice balance of sweet and tart. Not too intense.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (144) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Braun, dunkel im Glas. In der Nase Süße, Alkohol, dunkle Früchte, Karamell. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Süße, Alkohol bei erfrischend-süffigem Körper.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (289) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown beer with mahogany hues. Medium white head, medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune), caramel, licorice, acid note. Medium sugary sweet, light bitter, short acute sour. Medium body, thin oily texture, medium carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, a pleasant brown sweet ale with a nice aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (341) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nutty honey aroma and dark brown color with a slightly sweet bitter nutty flavor and fizzy long finish.


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