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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

744 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 42
Gots: 39 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured a kind of murky look of cloudy dark auburn. The head was light and fizzy and trailed away.

The aroma was big on date and prunes with a fruit cake sweetness. There are some grain tones but then I catch some green Apple.

The first sip was a slap of alcohol but once my palate adjusted this was a smooth ride. I caught huge fig, red wine, maple and date at the front with a malty center. The end finished with a touch of hop bitterness, crabapple and raisin.

The feel could be tinny at times but was thick and full. The alcohol brashness subsided relatively quickly.

This was very nice and easily drinkable once you adjust with a very good array of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2014 22:01:43 | More by KYGunner
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-26-2014 06:14:31 | More by Mphis
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-24-2014 13:35:47 | More by Lehighace06
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-22-2014 13:34:57 | More by jtladner
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RaphaelSC

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-22-2014 02:07:43 | More by RaphaelSC
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-15-2014 03:37:29 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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kaseydad

California

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A buddy brought this over to watch the NFL playoffs. Go Niners.

Pours a light brown murky color with a beige foamy head that stays. Light lacing.

The aroma is great. Plums, pear, grapes and brown sugar are at the front of this. Very pleasing. Some malt, raisins, orange and booze.

The taste is smooth and with fruity esters apparent. Darker fruits are present as is a touch of alcohol. Some wine-like flavors also. A tad dry on the finish.

Overall I'll admit I never heard of this beer before today though I was not let down. The big fruit aroma was awesome and was tough to stop this guy from whiffing. Flavor wasn't as strong, but a nice beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 01:27:13 | More by kaseydad
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Pegasus

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep reddish-amber with a moderate off-white head, thin glass-cating lacing, and moderate carbonation.

Aroma: Deep aroma of sweet caramel, bitter cocoa, earth, dark fruit, pears, bitter apple rind, and sweet and spicy alcohol.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of sweet caramel, soon followed by dark fruits. Sweet vinous alcohol carries throughout the taste. Other flavors drift in and out, including bitter apple rind, pears, and woody oak-like notes. Finishes with a lingering note that is reminiscent of bourbon.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, and pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: Simply excellent, a potent and yet gracious ale, I hope to find this again.

Presentation: Packaged in a 750 ml brown glass Belgian bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 15:05:38 | More by Pegasus
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Alex_Jimenez

New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-09-2014 04:17:13 | More by Alex_Jimenez
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tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2014 06:23:31 | More by tard24
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-02-2014 01:47:16 | More by rrski198
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Shatter

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-24-2013 21:12:02 | More by Shatter
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-24-2013 16:05:01 | More by aztraz
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-09-2013 04:17:37 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-30-2013 03:31:55 | More by avisong
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-26-2013 00:51:06 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-24-2013 15:09:39 | More by beerpirates
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Fender616

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2013 22:08:04 | More by Fender616
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themegamancave

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-15-2013 15:54:05 | More by themegamancave
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Grinky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-15-2013 05:23:50 | More by Grinky
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-11-2013 04:16:29 | More by rolltide8425
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-10-2013 02:16:15 | More by lisahope27
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-09-2013 02:01:16 | More by MidwestBA
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-06-2013 17:40:35 | More by dcmchew
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-03-2013 18:08:46 | More by JAHMUR
Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.