Troublette - Brasserie Caracole

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220 Ratings

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 24
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: taez555 on 02-12-2002)
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of sjverla
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Fruity and funky. Slightly clovely. Hints of orange and black pepper. Just a hint of lactobacillus or something buggy.

Appearance: Very hazy blonde with a frothy, shock-white head.

Taste: Fairly mild. A little clove and wood. Lightly fruity. The finish is semi-fungal and earthy. Very lightly flavored. Thin bodied and effervescent.

Overall: Really nice - very refreshing with a surprising amount of funk for the style, which is quite pleasant.

Photo of jongullotti
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this brew is a light golden color. The head was minimal as was the lacing.

The smell is pungent to me. A mixture of wheat and lemon dominates the nose but it is almost too pungent, almost acidic in nature.

The taste consists of a strong lemon flavor followed by a wheat flavor. A hint of spice (maybe pumpkin?) is present but difficult to identify.

The mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Nice linger of flavor and not too much carbonation.

Overall the beer is good but not a brew I would drink all night.

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dowen44
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of RickS95
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not quite as white or cloudy as I'd expect or like. It resembles an American pale ale more than anything, maybe slightly lighter. A dark golden color, opaque but not really cloudy. Thin white head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Smells like a Belgian with grape, funky fruity yeast, and typical spices. A little citrus in the background.

Taste follows the lead of the scent, with grape, wheat, and spices, mostly pepper. Might be some Granny Smith apple hiding in there somewhere.

Despite the minimal head, it's highly carbonated. Maybe carbonated a bit too aggressively as it's bit in the throat is a on the fence between just right and too much. Light-bodied with a spiciness to it. The wheat balances everything reasonably well, but not great. A dry, bitter and cleansing finish, with some tartness thrown in for good measure.

It's not quite a good beer; certainly not bad, just lacking a few things that put it in the 'good' category. Glad to give it a try though.

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Nerudamann
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look – light golden color, clear, with good carbonation and about two fingers’ worth of frothy off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – very interesting smell…not one I’ve come across before. It’s hard to even place whether it’s more hoppy, more malty, wheaty, or what! It does have a strong, somewhat acrid smell though.

Taste – with the taste, I can’t tell it’s a more malty than hoppy, but the taste is still fairly unique, even for a wheat ale. It seems a little phenolic too. The taste doesn’t seem to change too much throughout, but it’s still interesting.

Mouthfeel – pretty good balance, but leans a little bit more toward the watery side.

Overall – good taste, and very thought-provoking!

Photo of Filosoof
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This really is a unique beer! It looks like a style on itself, between saison and whitebeer.

L: light golden look; top could last a bit longer. Already the sign of overcarbonation.
S: lovely; white grape; white chocolat; hop; incensive;
T: I cannot describe it; it ends upward like I' ve never felt before;
M: nice touch of alcohol (5,5% i.s.o. the mentioned 5%)
makes it more impressive than most whitebeers, but the CO2 could be less.
O: very artistic; I would call it Belgian Ultralight (BU).

Photo of ThaCreep
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exotic fruits on the nose, which is quite nice for a Witbier. One feels, among other things, pineapple and mango. The color is very pale gold, at the limit of transparency. The body is unique, slightly grainy but with fruity flavors of yeast, and a taste of spices. The aftertaste is slightly acidic (pineapple?), While the finish is slightly bitter and fromentée. A very good wheat beer in Belgium.

Photo of JCellars
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL btl into red wine glass at around 40 degrees

Good white, fluffy expansive head at first that goes down to about one finger quickly. Good lacing. Very bright, clear gold color.

Aromas of clove, tangerine, orange peel, almond, and a slight herbal grassiness. Very pleasant, and a little more than you'd expect from most Wit beers.

Good carbonation that lifts the tangy citrus notes across the tongue. Clean, crisp, and fairly balanced. Nice bright finish. Exactly what you want from a Wit.

Overall, a beautiful example of the style and definitely one I'll grab again.

Photo of Long813
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

LOT: F A 2

A: Pours a hazy golden-green body with way to much white fluffy head. Half to glass was filled with head.

S: Biggest notes are of cloves, with nice citrus notes. Good amount of sweetness and some wheat character.

T: Earth hops up front mixed with cloves and bananas. Little bland tasting, but pleasant none the less.

M: Light bodied with medium-low carbonation. Creamy textured and leaves a nice after taste.

O: Good witbier, happy to try it out, but for the price, it's not worth it.

Photo of gfreed
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another good choice from the snail brewery, as Caracole has become known at my house. By comparison with German and American wheat beer, this one is a bit thin in the body but that's not really a complaint. Carbonation is decent; the usual Witbier characters are all present and accounted for. Very buoyant; very June and July. On to the next snail beer!

Photo of BobZ
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One half of a 750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright yellow in color. Nice head quickly recedes to a 1/2". Decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet, big citrus, floral, honey.

Taste: Really crisp and pleasant, sweet citrus is dominant. Excellent example of the style, not overly sweet. Evaporated off the palate.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, very smooth. Again, very crisp and clean.

Drinkability: Very, very solid example of the style. Highly sessionable.
If it wasn't for the high price I'd drink this one frequently.

Photo of theboozecruise
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a stange glass... it's a clear pale yellow color, with a ridiculous head that has some great retention. It's taking at least two pours to top off even with a small bottle.

The aroma is sweet and floral with hints of honey and earthy tones. Pretty damn good.

The flavor isn't as bold as the aroma... still floral honey tones, clove, a little bitterness from some minimal hops but the floral notes come through the most.

Good carbonation, feels great to swish around on the palate.

Super easy to drink, a damn fine witbier.

Troublette from Brasserie Caracole
89 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.