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Troublette - Brasserie Caracole

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217 Ratings

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 24
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 02-12-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tastymug, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy; pear colored body with a good-sized head

Aroma: Citrusy notes (lemon); slightly hoppy

Taste: Tart on the start; tangy lemon hit in the mid; finishes slightly dry; ok beer overall, but not my favorite. Not much of a beer flavor.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

GRUUMSH, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

adamcthomp, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

WillKillem, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DarkLordPsycho, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

BeerMeBrah, Jan 13, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

They sure love drawing snails over at Caracole, don't they? This comes from a 330 ml bottle, and on to the beer:

A few chunks of yeast get into the glass with the beer. The color is a toasted orange, topped with a small fuzzy head with decent retention. Visible carbonation bubbles run from bottom to top. The nose is pleasant and slighty tart. There's some blueberry, more blueberry, a little lemon, and vague spice. It works.

Well carbonated (a bit much for my liking) and light bodied, Troublette is more of a fruity witbier than a spicy one. The blueberry from the aroma makes its way to the taste. A leafy hop bitterness appears to be the countering device toward the beer's fruity taste. I've had better for sure, but I've had worse as well. Call it a decent witbier.

DoubleJ, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Immortale25, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy medium golden in color, with a modest white head, Thick, chunky lacing
adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight, there is moderate sediment as well.

Aroma: Sweet, with notes of coriander and orange rind. There is also a distinct tangy, sour note as well. Also notable is a somewhat rustic note of sour hay and barnyard, similar to a lambic, but far less intense.

Taste: Opens with a rather sharp wheat note, soon followed by a wave of coriander. Soon after, rustic notes appear, sour hay, barnyard, horse blanket, freshly-cut grass, and bitter apple rind. The taste draws to a close with a moderate lactic sour tang.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very pleasant, with just a hint of zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An intriguing and off-trail example of the style, well-worth a try.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-five point four ounce brown glass Belgian bomber, sealed with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

schopenhauerale, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

SocalKicks, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

t0rin0, Nov 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

MrHyde1886, Oct 31, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - An extremely bright and vivid yellow. This beer pours clear and is almost certainly filtered. Once out of the bottle, this becomes very active. A constant stream of bubbles race upwards, forming a stationary layer of head. Great lacing, too. This whipped cream head is surprisingly white and stays for a long period of time. Quite impressive!

Smell - Lemon and orange peel come to mind immediately. Lots of yeast of the nose as well. Coriander is also very prominent. There are plenty of sour notes throughout this aroma, and it is impressively intense. Quite complex and sharp to the senses.

Taste - Quite tangy. Coriander, herbs, plants and lemon come to mind immediately. Subtle orange peel with zesty fruit notes. Green apple with a nice acidity. Vanilla is faint, as well as a light and delicious aftertaste of fresh bread. Not sure if it's wheat and another grain I'm tasting, but the malts are rather unique. Perhaps the use of various spices helps to confuse the tongue. Not a very bold flavor, but for a Wit, this is nicely rounded. Sugars are balanced and do not overpower.

Mouthfeel - Velvety and crisp. An impressive use of carbonation; not too much and yet, it still zaps the tongue. It tends to stimulate all parts of the mouth, but mostly the roof and front of the palate. Good feel.

Overall - This is another win for Brasserie Caracole, in my opinion. Although I may tend to favor darker ales (especially when it comes to their Nostradamus), this is an easy drinking beer with class and character. Encompassing many light fruity taste notes and at the same time, subtleties that in some cases, only a beer nerd may pick out, this is a great beer and holds true to its style. Very tasty!

Agent1, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Escsolo, Aug 26, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber. Fine white two finger head with good retention and lacing. Constant carbonation, looks nice. Interesting aroma of wheat and lemon with a slightly medicinal or sharp herbal quality; somewhat reminiscent of ginger ale. Flavor also hard to define; wheat, lemon, pineapple, hint of grape and light sweet malt. Fairly complex and interesting, but the flavors are attenuated. Finishes with light, almost watered down malt and wheat. The flavors here are nice and well integrated, but subdued. I'd like to taste this with a bit more intensity. Still an enjoyable and somewhat unusual witbier. Light to medium bodie. I will have this again, as with all the Caracole beers.

LiquidAmber, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Birdlegs, Jul 21, 2012
Troublette from Brasserie Caracole
90 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.