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

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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.

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4.7
Zarrach76 (346) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2018
Avec ce nom si évocateur qu'est Nostradamus, on a envie de croire en la prophétie d'une bière d'exception ! Petite brasserie qu'est Caracole, mais il ne faut jamais juger sur la taille en de nombreuses choses (et je m'arrêterais là avant de dériver !)... Versée brune transparente avec de superbes reflets pourpres/rubis profonds et une belle mousse ivoire jauni à bulles fines, très appétissante. Très beau nez de Brune Belge, caramel, pain d'épice, pâte de fruit (fraise, cassis, mûre, orange), candi, vanille, pamplemousse, pruneau, raisin sec, banane, citron, cola, ananas, pointe de résine et de bois brûlé, de fût et de Cognac, de cuir neuf... Belle complexité, bel équilibre et belle gourmandise ! Un grand nez dans le genre ! En bouche, carbonatation assez faible, alcool au niveau de ses 9.1% (sur mon exemplaire) mais assez docile, amertume sobre, sucres présents mais sans abus, texture assez ronde sans être soyeuse pour autant, pas mal de corps et des levures assez nettes en rétro-olfaction. Les arômes sont assez vineux et liquoreux avec des notes de vin cuit et de vin rouge bien vieilli en fût. La longueur est bonne, le final un tout petit peu mince compte tenu de la décharge aromatique. Les malts ne se sentent pas trop en bouche, c'est le seul petit regret que j'aurais. Des arômes superbes, des saveurs un peu trop gentillettes pour extasier le gosier mais un très beau brassin assurément. Bouteille 33cl, My Beers, Voiron.

4.3
miki74 (139) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2018 Degustada en Botella.de.33cl,buen cuerpo,color rojizo oscuro,sabores a caramelo,ciruelas y algo de regaliz

3.7
mgajdaczewa (2355) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
W aromacie suszone owoce, przyprawy, czekolada, czerwone owoce - super. W smaku przeszkadza leciutki metaliczny posmak. Poza tym dużo się dzieje. Czerwone owoce i orzechowa czekolada naraz, pikantna przyprawowość, leciutko rozgrzewające, goryczka niska., ale zaznaczona. Co będę kłamał... lubię takie!

3.4
vcsa (74) - - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Appearance: Pours opaque dark brown with a lasting beige head, excellent lacing. 4/5 Aroma: Heavily toasted malt, caramel, yeast and licorice, with hints of wood. 8/10 Taste: Toasted malts, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, yeast and spice, with a hint of alcohol. Quite Sweet, slightly acidic, roasted flavour. Sweet malty and spicy finish with caramel and dark fruits. 6/10 Mouthfeel: Watery, medium to full bodied, moderate carbonated. 4/5 Overall 12/20

4.4
hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2017
It pours dark brown with a brown head. It has excellent head retention and plenty of lace. It starts with a malty chocolate aroma with alcohol. Various aromas of nuts are also present. In addition, it also has a good deal of cherry and plum notes. There are flavors of plum, alcohol, nuts and cherry. The cherry flavor becomes more pronounced as it warms. There is a bit of spice. There are low chocolate notes in the background. Overall, an excellent presentation for both the aroma and flavor.

4.1
caribou43 (1249) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2017
I found and I drank this bottle directly at the Pibar, Lausanne with Raoul. In my opinion, it is simply the besr beer from this brewery that I have tried until now. It is a really good doble malt, hundred times better than a moretti on the same style. It is the kind of beer with strong personality, drinking that step by step, thinking about a lot of things about this world, even the fact that the beer is a big business. This one has a nice black body, regular carbonation, white and brown foam. The taste is robust so malty and fruity, a lot of plums, an impression to eat the plums of my grandfather at Vers-chez-les Blancs. The alcool is present but it is well balanced, some hop, cynnamon, ginger bread, all these aromas destroy your mouth on the good way, a bit complex and better at the final at a normal atmosphere, great job guys!!!!

3.8
pleispleis (231) - Maccagno, ITALY - DEC 2, 2017
bottiglia 33 cl, schiuma beige media grana media persistenza, color mogano intenso limpido, al naso malto lieviti belgi spezie vino porto, in bocca è vinosa malto tostato caramello uvetta sotto spirito e zucchero di canna, carbonatazione decisa, corpo rotondo, dolce con amaro moderato nel finale. 02.12.17

3.7
SimonBlok (875) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear chestnut brown with big, creamy white head. Aroma: caramel, dried apricot and fruits, banana, sweet spice. Taste: pretty high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of dark malts, unripe banana, bread, caramel, some alcohol and a trace of kahlua. Pretty boozy. Palate: medium bodied, slightly sticky texture and lively carbonation.

4.5
biilz (281) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Волшебный Бельгийский Эль. С виду имеет темно карамельный цвет. Кремовая пена не спадает даже после 15 минут. Вкус безумно мягкий, карамельно фруктовый с привкусом шоколада. Алкоголь практически не чувствуется.

4.2
julesxxl (135) - Cholet, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 (brune dépôtée, nez levure & red fruit candy, first agressive (carbo) & gauche, puis s’affine, réglisse, cacao, épice, métal)


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