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

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The 500th batch brewed in the Caracole brewery, they decided to make a special version of the Saxo beer, with extra hops and some caramel malts. The result is this Saxo Gold.

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3.4
Alengrin (5376) - BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
Special edition of Saxo with more caramel malts and more hops, bottle shared by kraddel at Belgian ticks tasting in Ghent. Thick, egg-white, moussy, lacing head, peachy orangey blonde robe with a ’yeast fog’ throughout, equally hazy with sediment. Aroma of banana, ripe pear, caramel, soggy toast, field flowers, coriander seed, cooked carrots, bubblegum, moist white pepper, peanuts. Fruity onset, banana and peach, bit bubblegummy but not exaggeratedly so, sharpish carbonation. Lightly bready, rounded malt sweetness with indeed caramelly edges more so than the regular version, a touch toasted bitterish even, minerally effects from carbonation remaining till into the finish, where banana ester and caramel malts linger under a floral, earthy hop bitterishness, though far less bittering than I was hoping for based on the ’extra hops’ premise; some warming alcohol in the end as well. Classic Caracole ale, not so very different from the regular Saxo apart from being a tad darker and more caramelly, but I think even more hops would probably tune up things to a higher level. Still very enjoyable though.

3.6
77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
Thank you kraddel! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Belgian Ticks Tasting Ghent”. BBF 09/11/2018 so a second batch I suppose or the make this one occasionally. Sparkling orange amber, off-white head. Nose is mellow malt, caramel, bit metallic, orange peel. Taste is sweet soap, sugar, bread, almost smoked hint (?), sugar, soap, candy,… Body is BE soap, sugar, sweet,… I get the extra malt but the extra hop? Looking at my score I appears that I liked this one less than the original but change in palate & setting might be at play here.

2.6
kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Pours darker ambergold, mild hazyness. Small white head. Smell is spices, malty, mild caramel. Taste is earhty / malty / very mild caramel. Way to high carbo. Weak body. Not for me.

4.1
DJoer (1291) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2017 Mediun white, brown copper coloured body, fruity apple malts yeasts smell, medium to high co2 medium bitter, yeasts malts liquorise taste creamy a bit ice cream mouth feeling/sensation

3
EvaCandido (73) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
It has not really persistent foam. The aroma of fruits and yellow flowers was shadowed by a very intense rose aroma, too much.

4.4
mikske79 (1668) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Zalig lekker bier met een enorm goede smaak. Een van de beste bieren dat ik ooit gedronken heb

3.5
thewolf (12598) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle @ ZBF 2013. Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma is sweet, malty, apples, vinious. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, malty, sugary wheat, citrus. Fine malty bitterness.

3
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 23, 2012
Gold orange color, light thin bubbly head. Coriander and orange aroma. Burlap wit yeast. True belgian style yeasties. Overall taste is cardboard and musty blankets, but nice and well made.

4.2
tderoeck (9735) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 28/IV/2012 - 75cl bottle @ ZBF 2012 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2012-436)

Clear golden orange beer, big creamy off-white head, very stable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, lots of spices, coriander, sweet fruits. MF: quite some carbon, medium body. Taste: spicy, coriander, sweet sugary touch, citrus fruits, bit malty, but mainly spices. Aftertaste: citric hops, nice bitter finish with spicy notes, little yeast on warming up.


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