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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Gold with persistant white head. Spicy aroma with toasty malt and apricot hop. Good hoppy finish. Not bad.


0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GordonJ (1) - - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
In my view, completely undrinkable. Tastes more like rotten vinegar, than beer. By far, the worst I have EVER tasted.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (1841) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
Foggy golden body, off white head, moderate lacing. Aroma; berries, sour milk, green apple. Taste; fermented apple juice blended with wheat malts and oranges. Juicy on palate, average body, slightly fizzy carbonation; Finishes suddenly with faint traces of mild orange. Funny fruit beer, I would say... [33cl brown bottle, 7.5%abv, B@Systembolaget, T@höme]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (608) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Lys brun farge med hvitt tynt skum. Lukter gjær, sødme og krydder. Honning, sødme sitter igjen i smaken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
330ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze and a small white head. Lemon, peach, yeast and a hint of spice in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with a moderate sweetness and notes of peach, apricot, lemon and yoghurt. Tasty and easy to drink, especially when you consider how it’s 7.5%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fyb (8) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Pours hazy yellow-amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit fruity, some honey and spices. Taste is sour-sweet, fruity, yeasty with hints of some spice(s) I can’t really pick out. Finish is short and sweet. Medium carbonation with small, smooth bubbles, slightly oily. I liked this one, tasty, well balanced and very drinkable. Never would’ve guessed it’s actually 7.5% abv :o

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (198) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a massive white head with some yellow nuance, sinks slowly and leaves some lacings. Aroma is big, with citrus, orange, lemon, sweet notes, rosehip, slight yeast character. Taste is sourish fruity, even more so than the aroma, with a nicely balanced sweet tone to back it up, some soap and yeast hints. Slight bitterness in the end without losing its juiciness. Medium body, medium carbo, slight oily texture. Like drinking a carbonated orange/citrus soda with some deep character. Damn good. 7,5%? I would never have guessed at a blind sample.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (2224) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Pours hazy apricot with low white head. Aroma is kind of funky fruity, yeast and very ripe fruit but hard to pick out what. Taste is also kind of funky fruity, to be honest. An initial fairly overwhelming sweetness but with a very light tarty sour to balance it, only it doesn’t really work. Feels unbalanced and quite messy. Body is light to medium and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1150) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
@ Havregatan 141012. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (30:-). Fruity and yeasty with spicy notes, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and yeasty.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamTheBarrel (496) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
330ml brown bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy straw colored with a medium sized frothy off-white head, that when reduced left no lacing. Aroma of lemon pledge, herbs and flora. Aroma of lemon zest, herbs and spices. Taste is medium-light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. La Caracole Saxo Bio is unbalanced, too sweet for the flavour profile and the aroma is a bit artificial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (490) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 11/10-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Yeasty, fruity, apple, spices, light acidic(?). Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is yeasty and spicy.


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