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


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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Hazy gold with an off-white head. Aromas are sweet candy and spices. Flavours are dry and spicy with pears and apricots. Has a nice foam in the mouth palate and a decent sparkle. Dry on the finish. A solid Belgian beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Best Before 03/2006, 750ml bottle, Sampled January 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear straw gold color that is topped by a pale cream colored head that is held aloft by a large bubbled carbonation. The aroma is softly sharp, with herbal notes of lemon grass, fresh cut clover, and a fresh citrus character. The citrus notes are the strongest part of the aroma. The taste is lightly sweet, yet dry, and fairly effervescent, as the beer lightly dances across the tongue from the carbonation. This beer finishes with a sharp bitterness, a bit of a biting astringency and a carbonic acid bite. Each of these notes help to balance the sweet fruity character found at the front of this beer. The beer has a light lemon-like citrus fruit character to it, but it also has some light herbal grassy notes to it as well. I get notes of vanilla, dandelions, a hint of mint (how quaint), and an herbal note that has, among other things, a component of basil.

This beer is quite tasty, and is really well balanced between the various beery components. Each of the 4 beers that I have tried from this brewery have been great, I highly recommend any brew from these guys. This is one of the best golden ales that I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Hazy yellow with white head. Fruity, spicey, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fruity sweet with some spice and a some alcohol. Nothing crazy special, but most certainly enjoyable and easy to drink. Can;t complain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1645) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2005
Bottle Yellow, hazy body. White creamy head. Spare lace. Mostly diminshing head. Hoppy-yeasty aroma. Lightly bitter flavour. Very similar to the Saxo Bio - I drunk the two in a horizontal tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 I really like their Nostradamus but so far I have not been at all impressed with the rest of their beers. This one was sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle and poured a straw yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma was sweet and yeasty. The beer was hugely carbonated which I did not care for. The flavor was yeasty, sour tang and dry on the finish. A rather blah offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2005
This is a quiet, enjoyable drink - - which surprizes me, with its 8% abv. Hazy yellow with a large frothy head, this has a very fruity aroma, orange, tanderine, peach... Soft in the mouth, this has a pleasant sweet malt flavor mixed with the aforementioned fruit. This finishes on a fruity, spicy, slightly tart note. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Bottled... Murky, golden ale with a lot of fine, dark sediment. Large, frothy, white head. Decent retention and spotty lacing. Nose of fuzzy fruit, mandarin orange, vanilla and white bread. Sweet, malty, yeasty flavor. Subtle hops. Medium-bodied and very creamy with light carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Picked this up at the local Trader Joe’s. Cloudy orange color. Poured an enormous head which took forever to come down. Smells of pears. Sweet initial flavor with slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2005
She’s a gusher, this one, so watch out. Hazy orange, slight white head. Nose of tart apple, pear and baby powder. Rather light bodied with frisky carbonation. Rather dry with a slight mineral character and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle. Dark yellow color with a thick white head. The aroma is sweet malty with yeast. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of yeast and a slightly dry hoppy end. Nice Belgian Blonde.

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