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


on tap

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2436) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Pours with a two-finger white head that stays, leaving sme lace. Moderate carbonation. Medium bodied. Cloudy pale, amber color, nose is raisiny. Malty but taste is raisiny. Finish is mellow but as it warms flavors are more intense. $3.50 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Big creamy head, with a cloudy, almost wheat beer look. Slightly sweet spiced aroma. Body is a nice balance of spice, citrus notes and sweetness to balance the alcohol. A very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Hazy dark yellow, hint of orange, aggressive head. Yeasty aroma with some interesting notes of fruit and spice. Flavor matched, with a good blast of orange and tangerine dominating before a dry, spicy finish. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
Golden color with a fine cloudyness. Amazing yeasty aroma and malty hoppy flavours. Tiny bit of dry chalkyness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
Cloudy golden coloured. Fruity aroma. The flavour is sweet and fruity with notes of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Bottle pours an effervescent yellow, large frothy white head, with tremendous amounts of carbonation.   As I released the cage the cork literally blew off the bottle.   Quite spicy on the nose.   Hints of yeast and flora as well.   Forwardly spicy, light in body, with a spritzy mouthfeel.   Finishes with a yeasty, somewhat musty flavor along with the spices.   Good head retention, attractive lacing, but the carbonation was a bit too *burp* lively.   Still pretty darn good tho!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange color with a huge off-white head. Has an aroma of yeast, florals, and spices. Light and refreshing palate. Flavors of banana, yeast, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3893) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Undated 11.12 oz bottle. Pours a bright orange-red color, quite darker than I expected. Good amount of haziness. Small white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, light malting, and some delicate, perfumy hops. Lightly spicy. Flavor is just about as archetypically belgian ale as I can think of. Perfect delicate balance, yeast used to create a good, complex flavor, but dosent get out of control. Medium body, light bready, caramelly malting. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Cloudy light orange color with gigantic head. Poured this into a Tripel Karmeliet glass and boy an I glad I did. Aroma of pepper, yeast amd malt make my mouth water wanting to try this beauty. Nice spicy bite with a mellow peppery spiciness melded together to produce a malty Bgegium goodness. Very well done on their part. I love the subtle intertwining of malt and hops in this. WAY above average. A bit of a thin mouthfeel and a high carbonation make this just below outstanding. Love the way the citrus cuts into the malt. Can you tell I’m lovin’ it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Cloudy light orange to yellow body with a fine particled creamy white head. Glass lacing is excellent. Mellow fruity aroma, pears mainly. Straight forward dry pear and yeast flavors. Alcohol is very well hidden, this beer is 8%! Medium body. Quite drinkable. Nothing really stands out but this is a well put together beer.

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