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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

803 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 48
Gots: 59 | 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 delta490
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +1%
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.

Photo of ChrisCBeets
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of wattersmike90
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Dr_Walsh
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of CorgiDad
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Malone47
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of NJB145
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Dougwillhike
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of kcq101
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of babaracas
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark brown with slight reddish tint, cola like fizzy offwhite head. Smell: toasted brown bread, cola, cherry, brown sugar, peppers. Taste: cola, fruity: dried apricot, fig; brown sugar, brown bread, earthy and peppery in the finish. Easy drinker at 9% though the carb is a little aggressive.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Pbanks
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

One of the best brown ales out there. Smooth texture and great taste. With a abv @ 9.0 makes it perfect to enjoy a couple at a time. Highly recommend.

Photo of Legerdemain
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Excellent brown ale. Pours reddish-brown, with a thick head. Would get again, and wish it was available more often in my location.

Photo of Phranq
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.