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95
95
style
Brewed by La Caracole
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Falmignoul, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle. Aroma of cherry and prunes/plum. Red brown colour hazy colour and a quickly disappering head. Good complex belgian flavour and nice alcoholic taste in the end. Good smooth sticky texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours reddish brown with sultry tan head. Nose is very fruity, plummy, figgy and a slight note of malt. Flavor has sweet, malty, bananna, molassess, brown sugar and mild spicyness. Finishes a bit sticky.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
330 ml bottle. Pours slightly chunky, hazy, muddy brown with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of cherries, figs, brown sugar, some funky yeasty notes. The flavor was on the sweet malty side, with some figgy fruits, brown sugar, doughy yeast, and candi sugar hints. Complex and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Poured deep hazy tawny with a massive light brown lasting foamy-rocky head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet doughy yeast, mild spicy fruit, some brown sugar malt, perhaps a bit minerally. Lovely alcohol- and yeast-bitter, remnided me of a good Christmas pudding with brandy (not brandy butter), love the spice and caramel aspect of this one. Its spicy, syrupy and you certainly feel the alcohol - great winter warmer, even a hint of fresh red wine as it warms up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Pours a dark brownish amber color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is dark fruity with hints of sour dough bread,plums,raisins and nutmeg. Taste is very spicy with hints of sour dough bread,plums,honey,mollasses and nutmeg. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Light Brown Medium head disappears quickly. Distinct caramel light bread nose. Opaque dark honey color. Yeast and hops are excellent. Very swiss cheese bitter nice and round and salty. Figgy caramel for the sweetness inside of the roundness. Excellent balancing and alcohol is there at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2005
from the 750 botlle @4.59 which I thought was a good deal. poured a nice dark amber with a light tan head. aroma, plums, raisins, fruity, caramel, alcohol, malt. flavor plums and other dark fruits, raisins, with a nicec toych of alcohol, yeast. very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Pours a dark amber color, with some red highlights. The head is small and diminishes quickly. Aroma has nuts and some dark fruits. Flavor is very nice. Lots of dark fruits. I detect mostly plums but there are other fruits as well. Finish is slightly bitter and very pleasent. Alcohol is hidden very well. Nicely done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy dark brown with ruby tinge when held to light. Persistant rocky beige head. Aroma of plummy fruit, caramelly, raisiny malt, spice, licorice, a little alcohol. Rich in the mouth with a warming finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Too much of an alcohol presence and too little malt complexity. Some honey-like qualities, some spice, cloves maybe, some type of fruit but indistinguable what. I think I am just very, very picky when it comes to strong Belgian-style beers and many beers which others seem to like dont really make the cut for me. This is one of those.


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