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


on tap

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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle, in small tulip glass. I canít find a date here, but I got this from a friendís cellar two years ago, so it should be well matured. Pours a bubbly white head over a clean golden body. Has a sort of Zinfandel smell that carries through to the taste: fruity, but a bit tart and dry, all at the same time. Golden malts are not so much biscuity as crescent roll-y. Sparkling mouthfeel is quite like champagne. Itís a finely crafted beer indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2005
33clReal cloudy, golden with a nice lasting head of foam. Spicy aroma, clove, floral, light hop. Champagne like body, lightly creamy. Yeasty, citrus, spicy flavors. Light sourness. Very Tripel like. Overall a nice golden!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 Re-rate - as I consider this a new version: (Bottle 75 cl) This beer used to be only 7,2% alc. vol. I bought this one at the brewery in a small town outside Dinant. A light, slightly hazy beer with a tall head. Extremely fruity and complex flavour, very soft and mild. Has some slightly wheaty touches, but Iím not sure if thereís actually wheat in this beer. 081104

(Bottle 75 cl) Old version at 7,2% ABV. 6/3/6/3/12=3 140201

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Light blonde gold color, slightly hazy. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, oranges, herbs and apples. A medium bodied Belgian Golden Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Touch of yeast. Smooth and creamy. Touches of spiciness. Small lively carbonation. No hint of the 8% alcohol. Nice refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Some off putting vinegar notes in both aroma and taste. Crazy small head for a Belgian. Some spice and hop finish, but not enough to make it a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2005
clear cider yellow with a nice thick white head. aroma is blueberry lemon and turpentine, but in a good way. sweet taste of strawberry and and bitter citrus hop. ginger ale finish. an interesting sweet brew. acidic lingers in the finish that gets a bit old. but is still enjoyable . the blueberry is all over the place in this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Light straw color. Mild hop aroma with sweet toasted malt taste. Floral aroma with clean finish. Orange and spice present throughout. Very tasty and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 (Bottled, 7.5% ABV) Opaque amber color with a medium, creamy head. A spicy aroma of clove and ginger, plus some caramely, pale maltiness and yeast. Fruity and spicy, nicely balanced flavor with quite rich maltiness, cloves, lime and orange-peel. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated but smooth palate. A well-balanced and enjoyable, slightly sweet and orange-spicy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
Brewtopia, This was nice all around. Yellow body, white head, sweet fruity aroma. Cloud and yeasty. nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia í05 750ml bottle. Straw colored, big head, lots of floaty bits. Aromas of honeydew, celery, herbal. Light flavors, full body, bit of peppery spice. Orange blossom. Good.

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