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

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RATINGS: 1171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2005
One of the best Belgians I’ve had this year. I really want to make a puny statement about some sort of goofy prediction of me liking this beer, but I fear it’s been done many times over, and I would hate to be puny and trite. Anyway, the beer was delicious and I will probably try it out again soon.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (789) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige head. Rich deep taste with certain viney sourness, some roasted bitterness, hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2117) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
What a fantastic Belgian ale. Pours a murky brown colour. Aromas are vinous, dark fruit, sherry, tart cherries. Flavours mimic aromas. Sweet, tangy, boozy. Wonderful stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (38) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Quizas la botella que tome estaba en mal estado, pues era la ultima que quedaba en la tienda y tenoa etiqueta algo despegada. Defraudo mis expectativas aunque tampoco era infame

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft at the Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a cloudy amber with a moderate khaki head that heavily laces the glass and leaves a film atop the beer. Everything about this seems old. Notes of cardboard, muddled fruits (banana, apple, plum, berry), caramel, brown sugar, and mild spice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, sweet, estery, imbalanced mouthfeel. Not my thing. Doesn’t work for me at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3905) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
33cl bottle. 9%. Deep brown colored beer with a thin, but lasting off white head. Aroma has fennel, brown sugar, soaked raisins. Taste is more anise like, with soaked raisins, syrupy sweetness, licorice notes. Long sweet finish. Alcohol warmth. Quite a nice Belgian strong ale, sweet yes, but here it works ok, not overly sweet. High carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (930) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 11, 2015
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark brown color, frothy off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and some booze. Taste of dark fruit and your typical Belgian yeast, some caramel notes and some alcohol; good balance. a sipper but enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1327) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear chestnut body, minimal head disappears soon. Aroma has raisins, phenolic cherries, tomato and fructose. Very sweet taste with red grapes and fructose. Kind of like a cheap fortified red wine but less alcoholic. Finish has some burnt sugar. Very unbalanced towards fruity and sweet and the weakly roasty finish fails to cover this mess. No complexity. Too bad Nostradamus didn’t warn me about this disaster.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2015
330ml bottle. Deep brown, chestnut color. Medium size, brownish beige head, stays. Plums, burnt caramel, sweet, ripe red grapes in aroma. Plum juice, caramel, sweet, licorice, woody, bit sour notes in taste. Burnt caramel in aftertaste. Got nice acidic (raw plum juice like) bite. Fizzy carbonation. No signs of alcohol. Nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (229) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark, stout color, modest foam head. Aroma is a hearty blend of copper, grass notes, spices, pepper, chocolate, cola. Taste: oily sensation. Pepper, dark chocolate, hint of prune, licorice. Development is salmiak. Sticky aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1148) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Bought Brussels MIDI, 21st March 15. Pours dark copper, good head, with retention. Aroma is slight banana, caramel, spices. Taste is banana, bread, spice, caramel, burnt sugar molasses, honey comb. Really enjoyable, and only 1.65 euros a bottle


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