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

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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Magot (2) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2016 does not count
Une dlicieuse bire brune! Armes de caramel, mousse gnreuse. Cette bire ravira notamment les amateurs de trappiste. Parfaite!! ;)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeHernandez (50) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2007
Aroma: Molasses, port, fruit, sugar, alcohol, raisin, quite a wonderful aroma. Appearance: Medium sized, light brown, creamy head, mostly lasting, dark brown hue, very hard to see through. Flavor: Amazing! Initial flavor is sweet and rich, finishes with a hint of bitterness, probably from the alcohol, and a sweet nutty flavor. Palate: Average carbonation, creamy texture.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1810) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
Le sommet de la gamme de cette petite brasserie de La Caracole prs dAnseremme et de la Lesse, trs belle rivire de Belgique qui serpente dans ces collines calcaires. Cette Nostradamus titre 9% abv et non pas 9,5 comme indiqu sur la note du site. Elle porte une jolie tiquette aquarelle, et une capsule bleu roi mtallis du plus bel effet. Couleur brun fonc, avec des reflets pourpres en transparence. Superbe. Des bulles mais pas trop, ce nest pas leffet recherch! Une mousse beige qui nappe bien le breuvage assez rapidement et le maintient temprature (ambiante bien sr, sauf si vous tes au Texas 40 lombre!!) Une texture veloute mais sans la consistance dune trappiste. Une 1re bouche avec des noix et des figues sur des fruits secs, avec une pointe dortie et un relent de jambon sal au loin... Une 2me qui affermit tout cela et le rend plus fondu avec une belle assurance. Une 3me qui vous dit que vous touchez au trs bon niveau, avec beaucoup de matrise mais avec un je-ne-sais-quoi qui manquerait pour vous transporter au ciel. Pourtant notre ami Nostradamus le regarde la lunette sur ltiquette, mais la-t-il trouv lui? Sans doute pas non plus, et ce nest pas de chance, parce quon nest pas loin. Voyons du ct de la levure... un got de braises et de charbon de bois la Guinness. La longueur nous fait vivre un bon moment avec le soutien de lalcool sur un fondu qui tend vers lquilibre, et nous en sommes ravi... La finale montre du caractre et ne laisse pas critiquer cette bire tord et travers. Nostradamus nous surveille et sait que nous ne pouvons critiquer ses uvres sans risquer les affres de lenfer... Grand bien soit fait cette bestiole de la famille de la caracole!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 13, 2005
A favorite from a very small, and very talented Belgian brewery. This is exactly what I love aobut their brewing mantra: no rules. Dark brown in color with strong notes of caramel and some dark fruit. The hops give the beer a clean finish and help to hide the 9.5% very well. Head retention is classic and form an intricate lace on the sides of the chalice. If you can find this beer do yourself a favor and pick up a few.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wharfrat (27) - Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2007
750 ML Bottle, poured with a nice head that leaves lace on the glass. Pretty reddish brown color with little bubbles. The aroma is very impressive, with dark fruits, malts, and alcohol blending nicley. The flavor mimics the aroma, only better. Complexity and goodness are the words that come to mind. The Belgian yeast has been tamed to avoid the extreme flavors they can produce. Mouthfeel is nice, with just the right amount of carbonation to balance the viscosity of the beer. One of my favorite Belgium Brown ales.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
b79turner (258) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. GREAT beer! A nice change from the classic trappist brews. Pours a dark brown color with a 3" pillowy head that slowly fades to nice lacing around the glass and on top of the beer. Nose is strong caramel, raisin, brown sugar. Taste is slightly sweet, rich, fantastic balance between sweet, brown sugar, alcohol, and malty beer goodness. Mouthfeel is medium with medium heavy carbonation. Fantastic beer!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (509) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky dark copper, with a typical massive Belgian light tan head. Fair lacing. Nose is sour dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Taste is very smooth, with slightly sweet sour dark fruit up front, and a slight tang on the finish. Delightful.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Distinct pear and apple aroma flooded the room when I uncorked this. Sniffing it close-up it smells woody and the slightest hint of pepper. Dark reddish brown. Flavor is reminiscient of Chimay. The only flaw I find is the alcohol comes through rather unmasked. A little vanilla, wood, fruits with a firm bitterness. I really like this. Life is grand.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blanstuf (16) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 One of my favorite beers. Ive had 3 bottles in the past few months and Ive enjoyed each one... thoroughly. It has a decent smell, and an absolutely great taste. I would recommend this to anyone even if youre not a belgian person.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottled. pours a clear mahogany color with a light tan head that fades quickly. What an aroma!! Some dark fruits, a little cinnamon candy, sour, maybe some cherries. Wow! Sweet and thick mouth feel. Prunes, more cinnamon candy, cherries, yeast, toffee and a bit of malt. Sweet aftertaste. Alcohol is almost entirely hidden it only barley jumps in at the finish. This beer is simply fantastic.


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