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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

798 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 47
Gots: 56 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

Pbanks, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Legerdemain, Oct 05, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%

Phranq, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

PaulietheBrit, Sep 17, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.