Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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91
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807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 502
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001)
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Photo of Dope
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not sure of bottling date, I think this is lot 609 of 2014?

A: Pours a nice rich brown with a very tall, very frothy and very fizzy light-brown head. Head fizzes out fairly quickly, leaving no lacing. Oddly enough, pretty good retention once the initial fizziness has passed.

S: Loads of belgian candi sugar. A touch of brown sugar in there too. Lots of sweet dark fruits too. Raisins of course, maybe some fig. Very nice sweet and fruity aroma.

T: Not nearly as sweet as the aroma indicates (thankfully). Almost dry initially, then lots of great candi sugar and dark fruits up front. Loads of raisins, figs and brown sugar too. Decent sweet breadiness in the finish, like a poundcake. Lightly earthy and spiced aftertaste.

M: Fairly heavy but very smooth. Very drinkable.

O: Very nice belgian strong dark. Initial flavor is a little light but turns into a nice strong belgian brown. Makes me think of a double...dubbel. Imperial dubbel? Not really a quad, it's just a strong dubbel. At least, that's how I'm perceiving it. Nice complexity and balance of flavors. Drinkability is top, top notch and elevated my scoring a bit. Goes down really easily for a 9% beer.

Photo of Kgoldsbe
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.

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

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

Photo of Sathanas
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of waldemarsto
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.

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Danno48
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of a77cj7
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

Photo of threedaggers
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.

Photo of ChrisCBeets
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of wattersmike90
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.6/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Dr_Walsh
4.96/5  rDev +21.9%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CorgiDad
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.