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

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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psilosophy (498) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée, léger trouble , mousse abondante de belle tenue. Une bière assez sèche qui n’est pas sans rappeller la Triple Kaarmeliet mais avec des arômes plus fruités (pêche, abricot; melon). Carbonnation sympa. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GSAP (499) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Wat fruitschil en kaneel in aroma. Smaak is meloen, maar niet een heel rijpe, kaneel en bosbessen, nasmaak wat donkerder. Overal een licht lijm spoor. Allemaal wat licht, niets wat opvalt, zelfs zijn middelmatigheid. #2 bij BBQ smaakt de Saxo meer in balans, geen lijm, wel zoetheid. Ook her aroma is meer richting perzik. Aroma plus 1.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2281) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Fresh Belgian blond beer with quite a lot of CO2. Has notes of aroma hops and some pear.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattyKakes (93) - Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Wonderful Belgian blonde strong ale. Not too overpowering in the abv. Smooth and creamy with nice citrus melon palette. Pours beautifully.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1226) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle@home. Clear yellow. One finger foam. Good carbonation. Honey yeast. Banana clover. Fine brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1283) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Saxo has a very thick, foamy, white head, an initially clear, golden appearance, with tight bubble streams and some lacing. The beer clouds up once the bottom contents are swished and poured in. The aroma is of sweet, sugary malt, some fruit, like figs, and grain. Taste is of those elements, with candy sugar, grain husk, champagne, and some underlying alcohol. Bitterness is present across the sip, as well. Mouthfeel is medium and the bubbles are very prickly. Saxo finishes dry, sweet, and fairly refreshing. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3815) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle: Labeled as 7.5% Soft gold, thin white head. Fruity, yeast, aroma. Taste is sweet, lemon-drops, apple, honey. Alcohol is very well hidden. Mild, sweet, tasty...a hint of spice. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1178) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
A lively, hazy golden orange coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light aroma, yeasty sourness and a hint of lemony hops, a touch grassy too. Dry mouthfeel. An initial sourness is tempered by a fruity hop flavour, full of zesty citrus fruit, grass and hay! This all mellows to a mildly dry fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamah (214) - - MAY 28, 2013
Yeasty, floral and fruit aroma. Pours a clear yellow color with lighty head and good lacing. It tastes very sweet but finishes dry with some slight bitterness. The body is very light and watery but it hides the high abv very well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4174) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Lots of perfume in this aroma. Smells like an airport duty free shop. Pours golden blond with fizzy head and minimal lacing. Finishes perfume sweet with touch of bitterness. Booze well hidden. A well-balanced beer that tastes remarkably light considering. Bottle from Spinnakers.


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