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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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jstraw's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Clear red-brown with big, fine-bubble, tan head / Lightly sour, delicate nose of oak, caramel, orchard & dark fruit, smoke, and chocolate / Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy and smooth with only a hint of sourness suggested in the nose, moderately sweet, with excellent balance and a touch of bitterness on the finish / Smooth, mellow flavors of milk chocolate, toffee, red grape, date, prune, lemon, nutmeg, and oak / A beauty.


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 (1716) - 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 (332) - 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 (769) - 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 (78) - 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 (126) - 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 (270) - 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 (328) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nutty honey aroma and dark brown color with a slightly sweet bitter nutty flavor and fizzy long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (188) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours red brown with a beige head. Aroma of slightly sour malts, yeast, some dark fruits, and alcohol. Malty taste, bit roasted, some licorice and chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekker bier met heel veel smaak aan. Een aanrader om eens te proberen.


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