Syfher (642) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge.
Drinked in the Ardennes, so the countryside may have played a role in my experience...
Fantastic brown beer, with really subtle tastes and aroma ! You just have to try it ! kraddel (10793) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2016
Pours dark brown, nearly black. Small, darker white head. Smell is bit metallic, mild sweetness. Taste is metallic, mild sweet, bit caramel. Very blank and weak. Low mf, low carbo. Far from great mikske79 (1879) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Heel lekker bruin biertje, met een rijke smaak. Ik vind de gewone caracole nog iets beter maar dit is ook een topper Noctilucus (113) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2014
Bought at the brewery, turns out that this beer hasn’t been brewed for a good decade and has now been re-launched.
Brown-red beer with beige foam, not much visible carbonation.
The nose hints both of non-sugary sweetness or caramel, as well as something slightly sour, not the strongest of aromas though.
This is pretty much reflected in the taste which is somewhere in between sweet & malty and a touch of sour. Very drinkable, especially for a 7.5% beer; in fact I would prefer it to be a bit bolder and stronger in taste though that is a matter of personal preference. In any case, it’s a pleasant beer, quite varied and a nice change from more classical Dubbels out there. Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
Dark brown, small white head. Some chocolate (powder), mocha in the nose. But also some hints of fruits (blue berry?) Taste: chocolate, small hint of caramel, initially sweet but get a bitter tone right in the end. Slighlty dry finish. Well balanced, beats my expectations!
Sten (782) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2013
Brown beer with a beige head and lots of sediment. Strange medium sweet, sour and malty nose. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, yeasty and malty. Starts of pretty strong but in the end it’s losing it’s character and body. (Bottle 33cl) tderoeck (13027) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2012
11/IV/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ a random hotel in Folkestone - BB: III/13 (2012-344) JorisPPattyn (10817) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2011
Little cloudy red brown beer, small light beige head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: caramel, sweet overripe banana, quite some mocha on warming up. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sweet, caramel, some mocha, ripe banana, sour berries. Aftertaste: mocha to coffee, little sour, bitter hops. I like it even better than the original one!
Small brownish-tan head over dark red-brown beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Fruity, vinous, even acetic nose; also bready, caramelly, melanoidin-laden malts. Sourish, lactic (rather than acetic) acid and other (dark) grains in the taste. Sweet malts - or molasses - present, but dominated by the strange sourish flavour. Some spices & ester, yeast-induced. Sweet peanut/nogasyrup retronasal. Medium bodied; better carbonated than it looks. OK, decent Walloon brown, but not more than that. BoBoChamp (5753) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2011
33cl, at 7.5%Vol, as Caracole Brune, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, malty and slightly roasted/fruity, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle at Kulminator - thanks to the american frinds for the night !!! Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Fruity, berries, roasted, malty sweetness, medium sweetness, dusty, a bit spidersweb. Oldness. A bit boring.