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

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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Appearance: Lightly hazed, dark copper body with a full fingers worth of meringue-like, whitish foam. Fair amount of spiderweb lacing on the way down. Smell: Foundation of lightly sweet-scented maltiness on which sit fruit notes of pears and apples. Also, a good snap of spices, smelling of everything from clove to pepper. Taste: Sweet, sugary pale maltiness slides in before the spicy taste of cracked cloves, white pepper, cardamon, and even a bit of cinnamon. Fruity, faintly tart tastes of apples and pears along with some soft floral tones. Light bitterness. Drying, warming finish with a lingering spiciness and (still lightly) tart fruitiness in the aftertaste, Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Lightly sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: A good Belgian brew - you get some upfront sweet maltiness, a complex spice character, and a nice display of fruitiness. A little bit of everything.


3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goofy34 (66) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2016
Rafraîchissante, citronné et épicé cette bière et très bonne....et t’es belle

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2016
Clear pale gold, large aerated white head, spiralling cascading torrent of bubbles. Very ’belgian’ aroma - slight clove and funk, pepper, hint of banana. Nutty malt flavour with light caramel sweetness, a little pear, some funk, light tartness, dry finish. Light bodied and prickly on the tongue. Very solid belgian blond.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB31082017 Hazy apricot-gold body, pours a big dense white foam. Restrained aroma - doughy malts, apricot nectar, stewed apple, peppery spice & clove. Thick palate, creamy carbonation, booze draws and dries things out. Body delivers a bit more - stacks of sweet pale malts, cereals, dough, savoury spice, pear & apricot & apple esters. Moderate bitterness & dry subtle booze finish. Tidy Belgian blonde.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/30/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, coriander, light pepper, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and compelxity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, coriander, light pepper, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, coriander, light pepper, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beggard (53) - - MAR 22, 2016
Malty aroma, very intensive. Appearance is not the strong side of the beer very clear with a note of red. Also a very intensive malty taste. A bit over carbonated. Its an interesting beer to try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strap (709) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
Golden pour with off white head. Sweet but slightly dry. Nice aroma of berries. All around decent blond ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Feltrer (1) - Lliria, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2016 does not count
Increíble cerveza. Con un gusto muy agradable, fácil de beber y un regusto dulzón.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle pours golden with a off white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, fruit and grass. Taste is honey, grass and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1144) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Goudkleurig bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, licht bitter en zoet met iets van honing en zoet fruit. Erg goed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, grass, hay, candi sugar. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, yeast and field grass, hints of honey. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishing heat.


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