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


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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2005
33cl. bottle. Crystal clear, light golden color with a small white head. Earthy, yeasty aroma with some citrus and banana. Flavor was initially mildly sweet, then turns somewhat tart. Coriander, citrus, malt and freshly baked bread are the flavors that stand out to me. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 5, 2005
Small Bottle served in Orval Chalice Hazy golden with a thick fluffy head that settles to a island right above the carbonation point etched in the stem. Yeasty chamomile aroma. The taste is strong alcohol almost malt liquor like. Strong yeast flavor and very dry. I think it was a little past its prime ( i could not find a date on the bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
The color of rich spun gold, slightly opaque. White foamy head. Aromas of french toast and some citrus. A slightly sweet taste gives way to gentle hops, malts and a nutty finish. Again, all the components of french toast are present. If it were lighter, the beer would have many of the same characteristics of a sauvignon blanc. My only complaint is a little too much carbonation -- which isnt the brewers fault here. Not astringent in the least, complex and deep. A great beer I enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2005
Cloudy golen colour with a lasting head.Really good sweet aroma,(Caramel,fruity?) Great beer,hides its alcohol really well,cant fault it.Could sit and drink this all night!(Probably find the wife behind the door with the rolling pin though!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Pours a nice head with a creamy sheet of head & lacing lasting to the end of the glass. Aroma is just slightly faint for a Belgian, with yeasty lemon meringue dominating. Like most Belgians Saxo is very intense on the palate. A specific pattern is followed here: sweetness on the front, bitterness in the middle and alcohol at the rear. But for the complexity of the body the flavor of this beer seems rather simple, with nothing much dynamic to speak of: a strong fruity element dominates and yeastiness is evident (as with most any Belgian blond ale); there may also be some spicy black-pepper and ginger analogues in there too. Finish is very fruity. Not the best Blond but still a commendable work product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4937) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2005
33 cl bottle. Bright, light luminous gold in color, cloudy and bubbly with a humungous snowy fast-dissipating topping...nose lusciously full of banana, mango, passion fruit with a light wheaty-sourdough bready tartness for balance...sweet, light on the tongue, honeyish at the front with no discernible alcohol, crisp and tart through to the finish with medium just-right carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7761) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Whole Foods, Austin, Tx, 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky dark golden with a fluffy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Yeasty aroma with some soft lemon accents. Flavor has a bit of a spicy bent to it, with notes of coriander. Detect a faint bit of bubblegum and banana as well. Sits well. Mouthfeel is thick enough and it finsihes strong. A most delectable little Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10398) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Hazy gold with an off-white head. Aromas are sweet candy and spices. Flavours are dry and spicy with pears and apricots. Has a nice foam in the mouth palate and a decent sparkle. Dry on the finish. A solid Belgian beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Best Before 03/2006, 750ml bottle, Sampled January 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear straw gold color that is topped by a pale cream colored head that is held aloft by a large bubbled carbonation. The aroma is softly sharp, with herbal notes of lemon grass, fresh cut clover, and a fresh citrus character. The citrus notes are the strongest part of the aroma. The taste is lightly sweet, yet dry, and fairly effervescent, as the beer lightly dances across the tongue from the carbonation. This beer finishes with a sharp bitterness, a bit of a biting astringency and a carbonic acid bite. Each of these notes help to balance the sweet fruity character found at the front of this beer. The beer has a light lemon-like citrus fruit character to it, but it also has some light herbal grassy notes to it as well. I get notes of vanilla, dandelions, a hint of mint (how quaint), and an herbal note that has, among other things, a component of basil.

This beer is quite tasty, and is really well balanced between the various beery components. Each of the 4 beers that I have tried from this brewery have been great, I highly recommend any brew from these guys. This is one of the best golden ales that I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Hazy yellow with white head. Fruity, spicey, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fruity sweet with some spice and a some alcohol. Nothing crazy special, but most certainly enjoyable and easy to drink. Can;t complain.

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