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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

767 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 45
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001)
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Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours clear mahogany, with sparkling orange highlights, head builds high but loose with minimal retention and spotty lacing.
I get the fig, cherry, dark fruit aromas mingled with a malty biscuit sweetness.
The taste follows the nose for the fruit and malt, but then is followed by a boozy oak finish that leaves my palate dry.
The alcohol is nicely balanced by the fruits and leaves a pleasant warmth to remind me to sip again.
An easy drinking ale that is true to form.

PaulietheBrit, Yesterday at 02:56 AM
Photo of StrongOakOnTheFront
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

StrongOakOnTheFront, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Sonofalime
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Sonofalime, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

This one really hit the spot. As soon as it was poured, a picturesque head of beige foam rose up above the muddy body, bringing with it aromas of estery dark fruits. Each sip was balanced and subtle in its complexity - sweet, slightly nutty malt, earthy mushroom, molasses, and rich fig and date flavors abound, a combination of tastes that left me chewing the palate slowly and deliberately. Truly a meal in a glass.

BarryMFBurton, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Leschber, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1.5%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of jjam1266
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with a single finger of white foamy head. Lacing is nice and is long lasting. Smell is of figs and cherries and other sour fruits, but not extremely prevalent. Taste is again of dark fruits but very balanced by nice spicy hops. Hoppier than expected but very good. Alcohol comes in towards the end but gives the flavor a nice little kick that works well. Moderate carbonation. Quite a good brew.

jjam1266, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
2/5  rDev -50.7%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jrfehon33, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

AngusOg, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of knot
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

knot, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mikepcarney, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of 91MusicMan
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%

91MusicMan, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of reaganrvltn
4/5  rDev -1.5%

reaganrvltn, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Amp
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Amp, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of crosenkrantz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

crosenkrantz, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

shelby415, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of vvoodstock
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

vvoodstock, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

appearance: Deep burgundy. Mostly clear. Big plush head on the pour that all but disappears. Still, a good looking brew. reminds of a sherry or a tawny port.
smell: Dark fruit, a little spice and a pleasant hint of rich alcohol. Nice.
taste: Again, dark fruit a hint of tart and a slight, pleasant burn in the finish.
overall: First time having this and not disappointed. Wonder what some age will do to this. Will find out.

cindyjeffsmith, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

pvivalo23, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of rw1992
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rw1992, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Jack_Frost79
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

patre_tim, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

curlybird, Jul 16, 2014
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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.