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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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744 Ratings

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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

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 dank203

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

cool label on the bottle. loud pop of the cork. poured into a tulip. dark murky brown with ruby red. aromas have hints of brown sugar, licorice, some raisin and sour fruits. taste is very well balanced, brown sugar, spice, dark fruits, licorice, big burn. not overly carbed

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:14:18 | More by dank203
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been in the cellar for a while, has a best before l06092014 which I'm guessing is sometime in 2014.

Dark Brown cola looking 3 inch head that settles down to 1/2 inch.
Smells inviting, raisins mostly.
Tastes delightful, figgy raiseny fruitcake, with above average carbonation, but it's working tho I usually prefer more silklyness, the extra bubbles work here.
Mouthfeel is silky at first then the bubbles scrub the palate clear.

A beaut, every sip a treat, would revisit again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 00:31:56 | More by CaptFrothy
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-19-2014 17:47:18 | More by schopenhauerale
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-14-2014 00:10:37 | More by boothw
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-13-2014 22:17:52 | More by snowmg
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Czech Republic

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2014 22:45:01 | More by TwiggyCZ
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-08-2014 03:59:44 | More by Zekenyce
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 11:12:56 | More by cdtoffers
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-26-2014 09:02:33 | More by coliff
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2014 02:08:34 | More by NWHopinator
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2014 23:18:56 | More by LXIXME
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-15-2014 03:24:50 | More by chossboss
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-10-2014 14:33:04 | More by psoriasaurus
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Brought this home in my suitcase from my honeymoon in Belgium, thankfully fully intact. We had a wonderful visit to the brewery and friendly tour and conversation with the brewer. Great brewery! This beer is quite a treat. Fantastic aroma and flavor of dark fruit, chocolate, and a slight finish of honey. Very drinkable for 9%abv. I didn't find it "light" necessarily, but very drinkable. A lot of flavor, very complex. One of my favorite beers and breweries from my trip to Belgium. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 01:19:45 | More by BrewerMike
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-03-2014 00:19:44 | More by Niceroad77
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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-26-2014 06:14:31 | More by Mphis
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-24-2014 13:35:47 | More by Lehighace06
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-22-2014 13:34:57 | More by jtladner
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-09-2014 04:17:13 | More by Alex_Jimenez
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2014 06:23:31 | More by tard24
Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.