Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

806 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 48
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delivers exactly what a Belgian brown should: medium reddish brown color, toasty malt in the aroma,and a subtle sweetness on the tongue. Very enjoyable.

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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bareju
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Not picking up much fruit or spice. Highly carbonated and malty. Very unimpressed.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JMS1512
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of delta490
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates; a small thin disc of head hangs on in the middle of the goblet. The aroma is rich deep fruit and some alcohol. The taste is similar to the aroma but just a little bit more robust. It has a nice thick feeling to the body and a smooth finish.

Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 fl oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep red chestnut brown, with an almost purple sheen to it for the body color. Head is only a finger tall but settles to a thin and creamy tan puck. Solid collar around, and a good amount of fine carbonation.

Classic Belgian dark notes on the nose, with some complexity. Good notes of raisin and figs, with a sweet caramel sense and candi sugar. Hints of mild acid and a bit of balsamic vinegar tucked away also. Clove. Nutmeg. Even some dark spicy brown bread crust too. very nice.

Champagne like crisp carbonation, slightly gaseous on the palate but doesn't take away too much on the flavor. Simple more raisin chewy quality in the mid palate. Some surprising cherry like sweetness as well. A bit of effervescent kick on the finish which is a bit unexpected but quite nice.

Comes off like a somewhat spritzy tight Belgian ale, but isn't overboard on the sweetness. Handles classic dark fruit component real nicely too. Solid brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +13%

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4.96/5  rDev +21.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.