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


on tap

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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
[email protected] Belgian Draught Beer Festival, Croydon, london. Quite a nice one. Pale amber-gold in colour. Nice slightly sherberty/lemony start, but not too sweet, nice peppery, yeasty characters towards the end. Fairly smooth otherwise, quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
Medium wheaty aroma, with almost some banana esters. Gold with a white head. Wheaty clove spicy flavour. Fruity, and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Slightly murky straw golden color with great head and creamy lacing. Spicy malt nose with notes of coriander, orange, and plum. Same with the flavor with a creamy texture and smooth finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle. Attractive packaging with wired-on champagne style cork. Lots of dark yeast lying in clumps on the bottom got my expectations way up. Poured creamy toasty gold colr with bright snowy-white head. Tickled and teased my nose with melons and tangerines and berries and malts. The taste made me think of heffies that come with lemons when youre not paying attention (I wish they wouldnt do that). A whole lot of carbonation going on here. In short, lots of the stuff that keeps a beer interesting. Taste was original, balanced, and distinct. My only subtaction was that the taste hung around too long. I could taste it an hour afterward, but that is a small thing and this one deserves praise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pour is clear golden with a big fluffy white head...smell is citric with lemons and orange along with some orchard fruits...taste is sweet with fruits everywhere...finish is a little cloying however...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (3058) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2005
Hazy, light bronze with a pristine white blanket over top that coats the glass, but doesnt for lace. Potent, fruity aroma with wafts of apricot, celery, and ginger and a pinch of malt mixed in and maybe just a little farmhouse horseblanket. Excellent yet gentle blend of malt, and apricot/celery flavour that leads into a gentle bitterness, derived not entirely from hops. A little lacking in flavour, after such a great aroma. Alcohol apparent. Light to medium body, with medium to elevated carbonation and a little warming from alcohol. Gentle finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (968) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Bottle: Aroma and flavor very bannana, clove, bubble gum and a little fruity. The aroma also had a little wheat, hop to it also. Over all a light tastig beer. I enjoyed it alot. Has very nice lacing and I was suprised at the head, it was quite large for being so bubbly. There was some apple and malt flavors in there as well. The more I drink and describe the beer, the more complex I realize it is, dispite my first impression.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle, in small tulip glass. I cant find a date here, but I got this from a friends cellar two years ago, so it should be well matured. Pours a bubbly white head over a clean golden body. Has a sort of Zinfandel smell that carries through to the taste: fruity, but a bit tart and dry, all at the same time. Golden malts are not so much biscuity as crescent roll-y. Sparkling mouthfeel is quite like champagne. Its a finely crafted beer indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2005
33clReal cloudy, golden with a nice lasting head of foam. Spicy aroma, clove, floral, light hop. Champagne like body, lightly creamy. Yeasty, citrus, spicy flavors. Light sourness. Very Tripel like. Overall a nice golden!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 Re-rate - as I consider this a new version: (Bottle 75 cl) This beer used to be only 7,2% alc. vol. I bought this one at the brewery in a small town outside Dinant. A light, slightly hazy beer with a tall head. Extremely fruity and complex flavour, very soft and mild. Has some slightly wheaty touches, but Im not sure if theres actually wheat in this beer. 081104

(Bottle 75 cl) Old version at 7,2% ABV. 6/3/6/3/12=3 140201

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