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Nostradamus - Brasserie Caracole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

767 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 767
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 45
Gots: 48 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

KAF, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

dbarny76, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

kwkdmk, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tjcamm, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MonkeyBread, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

NightINgale, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

johnklotter, Jun 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Anatole, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Pens1967, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Speakone, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bf7, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mcdsports, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DrGonzoDDS, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

YeastEnthusiast, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Casey3236, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

zenithberwyn, May 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

HZBeer, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bump8628, May 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

rhettro, May 09, 2014
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I drank this splendid Belgian beer at the Map Room in Chicago, Illinois. It pours brown, has a stormy look, and a moderate head. It has little lacings and decent carbonation. it has the taste of coffee, hops, and dehydrated fruits, it has hints of wheat and caramel. It has a strong body, very filling, strong after taste of coffee, and a little edge due to the alcohol content.

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

wrightst, Apr 30, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mahogany color with a two finger beige thick head with good retention and leaving a lots of laces.
Pleasant malty aroma, faint hay, chocolates, grapes and dark fruits. I could smell this forever.
Great flavor, heavy on spicy yeast which pleasantly stings your tongue, unexpectedly hoppy (it seems to have more than the 20+ estimated IBUs by experts) with notes of prunes, earth, herbal hops, light wood, roasted and nutty malts, bread crust, fig jam, candied sugar and licorice. Quite dry aftertaste with good tannins and a medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Really hard to believe alcohol is at 9% abv.
What an excellent Belgian Brown Ale, nice malty sweet and mild sour sensation and great complexity. Highly recommendable.

FLima, Apr 28, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/28/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, bubblegum, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, candi sugar, light bubblegum, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick/pricky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Apr 25, 2014
Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
91 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.