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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

741 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 40
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by WoogityBoogity:
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WoogityBoogity

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Tall, creamy tan head. Body is a hazy dark brown.

S - Sweetness from barley is most noticable. Light detection of esters, but not much. Practically no hop presence.

T - Very mellow compilation of malted sweetness, with accentuating phenols backed by alcohol on the finish. Very moderate leves of ester are present, but don't comprise or stand out in the palate. Very tame bitterness; faint hop character.

M - Very welcomed cream texture with high carbonation levels. Warming from ABV is evident, but not unwelcomed.

D - Nothing unexpected, everything expected per style.

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Everything you'd want in a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, from a small Belgian brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 05:34:50 | More by WoogityBoogity
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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 19:00:24 | More by kwkdmk
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tjcamm

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2014 13:43:47 | More by tjcamm
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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-04-2014 18:06:56 | More by MonkeyBread
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-04-2014 02:59:28 | More by NightINgale
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-30-2014 23:31:58 | More by johnklotter
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Anatole

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

06-23-2014 06:46:59 | More by Anatole
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-23-2014 02:22:38 | More by Pens1967
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Speakone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-20-2014 01:07:24 | More by Speakone
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-19-2014 01:34:36 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-11-2014 10:17:11 | More by bf7
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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-11-2014 06:21:30 | More by mcdsports
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2014 22:10:09 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-26-2014 05:05:26 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-23-2014 19:39:08 | More by KevMo84
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-22-2014 00:33:22 | More by Casey3236
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California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-19-2014 06:40:04 | More by zenithberwyn
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Maryland

1/5  rDev -75.4%

05-14-2014 23:53:30 | More by HZBeer
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-13-2014 03:32:45 | More by bump8628
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rhettro

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-09-2014 22:01:21 | More by rhettro
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I drank this splendid Belgian beer at the Map Room in Chicago, Illinois. It pours brown, has a stormy look, and a moderate head. It has little lacings and decent carbonation. it has the taste of coffee, hops, and dehydrated fruits, it has hints of wheat and caramel. It has a strong body, very filling, strong after taste of coffee, and a little edge due to the alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 00:06:31 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-30-2014 02:56:04 | More by wrightst
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FLima

Brazil

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mahogany color with a two finger beige thick head with good retention and leaving a lots of laces.
Pleasant malty aroma, faint hay, chocolates, grapes and dark fruits. I could smell this forever.
Great flavor, heavy on spicy yeast which pleasantly stings your tongue, unexpectedly hoppy (it seems to have more than the 20+ estimated IBUs by experts) with notes of prunes, earth, herbal hops, light wood, roasted and nutty malts, bread crust, fig jam, candied sugar and licorice. Quite dry aftertaste with good tannins and a medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Really hard to believe alcohol is at 9% abv.
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Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 00:36:48 | More by FLima
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/28/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, bubblegum, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, candi sugar, light bubblegum, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick/pricky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:26:20 | More by superspak
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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
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