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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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821 Ratings

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 49
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

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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%

Photo of DaPinsker
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear mahogany, with sparkling orange highlights, head builds high but loose with minimal retention and spotty lacing.
I get the fig, cherry, dark fruit aromas mingled with a malty biscuit sweetness.
The taste follows the nose for the fruit and malt, but then is followed by a boozy oak finish that leaves my palate dry.
The alcohol is nicely balanced by the fruits and leaves a pleasant warmth to remind me to sip again.
An easy drinking ale that is true to form.

Photo of StrongOakOnTheFront
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Sonofalime
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

This one really hit the spot. As soon as it was poured, a picturesque head of beige foam rose up above the muddy body, bringing with it aromas of estery dark fruits. Each sip was balanced and subtle in its complexity - sweet, slightly nutty malt, earthy mushroom, molasses, and rich fig and date flavors abound, a combination of tastes that left me chewing the palate slowly and deliberately. Truly a meal in a glass.

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jjam1266
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with a single finger of white foamy head. Lacing is nice and is long lasting. Smell is of figs and cherries and other sour fruits, but not extremely prevalent. Taste is again of dark fruits but very balanced by nice spicy hops. Hoppier than expected but very good. Alcohol comes in towards the end but gives the flavor a nice little kick that works well. Moderate carbonation. Quite a good brew.

Photo of mattfancett
2/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of 91MusicMan
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of reaganrvltn
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Amp
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of crosenkrantz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of vvoodstock
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Deep burgundy. Mostly clear. Big plush head on the pour that all but disappears. Still, a good looking brew. reminds of a sherry or a tawny port.
smell: Dark fruit, a little spice and a pleasant hint of rich alcohol. Nice.
taste: Again, dark fruit a hint of tart and a slight, pleasant burn in the finish.
overall: First time having this and not disappointed. Wonder what some age will do to this. Will find out.

Photo of pvivalo23
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.