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


on tap

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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Liquid caramel. It looks like itís ready to dip apples. Milk white head. Initial pour went to my wife in a tulip at 45 F. Looks like itís climbing out the glass, purty. I smell naturally fermented apple cider vinegar. Pine resin. Sweet and sour. Light with carbonation. Uurgghh. I like, but itís a bit flat tasting. Kinda like a pale ale on a green pine plank. Itíd go nicely with a cured salmon, or a salmon grilled on plank with a cream sauce. Itís okay outta the bottle, but I bet itís mucho better fresh from a pitcher in a pub within the home region. GAB

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2004
A bright belgian ale, pours citrusy with a large frothy white head. Body is a hazy pear color. Taste is of honey, lemon, lime, and something else. It is quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6175) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2004
Witíish belgian nose. Green golden, low creamy head. Citrus, yeastish. Lightish body. A very ish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Very nice beer. Not as hoppy or tart as I thought it would be. Surprisingly light too for such a high alcohol %. Definitely a drinkable beer that Iíd drink again and would recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
75cl. bottle. aromas of orange, hops, bananas, pears, apricot. hazy yellow with a large creamy head. flavors of orange, apricot, pear and a slight hop flavor slight malty nuttiness. balanced and slightly creamy becoming slightly dry in the finish. a tasty refreshing beer. A fine refreshing Belgian beer that is very refreshing despite the alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Light lemony/peppery aroma. Squash and piney (pine nut?) notes. Acerbic flavor, but overall quite subdued for the ABV....this is quite a simple brew really. Simple, but not unenjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
bottled porte noire cafe brussels: poured hazy yellow with an off white head. i had just had la caracole ambree and this one was similiar but slightly lighter in color and flavor. however, not in alcohol which i was surprised to find out. this one has some sweet banana spice character and some smashed by the back of a dirty old leather boot slickness to the palate. a notch down from the ambree.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
Bottled. Cloudy golden. Old cellar, old cheese in the aroma. Flavour is woody and earthy and brings overripe yellow apples. Rich, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2004
Golden hazy beer. Acidic and malty aroma with tones of hops. Sweet flavour with tones of chocolate. Acidic and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10888) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Bottled: Light colden coloured. Unclear. White lasting head. Yeast and berries in the aroma. Malty, light spiced and some alcahol in the flavour. thin body. Dies quickly on the palate after a short sweetness.

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