Saxo - Brasserie Caracole
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Reviews by Viking:
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750mL corked and caged bottle. Cork dated 03/2002. Label says 8% abv. When I removed the cage, the cork shot out and almost put out my left eye. Sometimes the quest for great beer is somewhat dangerous. I'll continue to journey on, as the rewards are far greater than the risk...hey, I can still drink beer with only one eye.
Clear golden brew, with moderate carbonation. Odd, considering the cork shooting off and all. Head is white, moderately sized, and big-bubbled. It fades fairly quickly, but a fine lace stays atop the brew. Light aroma of grains, floral and slightly citrusy hops, and perhaps a bit of yeast. Flavor is also fairly light, hoppy and grainy with a kick of yeast especially in the finish. Alcohol also pretty prominent in the finish. Pretty full bodied and rough feeling beer, with a very oily finish.
After adding the yeast, the beer becomes a chalky golden-orange. Head retention seems a bit better - maybe I just poured a bit more vigorously? Smell has much more yeast - like rising bread - but is pretty much the same otherwise. Flavor is much smoother, the grainy flavor less pronounced, with more fruit notes - almost, but not quite like a hefeweizen.
Very drinkable beer. Perhaps a bit too smooth, considering the abv. This could get me into a lot of trouble...
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2003 14:10:32 | More by Viking
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy amber golden color with a two finger thick head with good retention.
Aroma of banana and pineapple, mint, Belgian yeast slightly funky, lemon, figs, honey and bread.
Refreshing and spicy flavor, notes of pineapples, Belgian yeast, pear, Cointreau liquor, apple puree, floral hops, coriander and a hint of champagne tartness. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is well disguised.
As its sister, Caracole Ambree, it is a unique and interesting beer, though this one is heavily condimented. Nice brew.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 12:54:08 | More by FLima
Saxo from Brasserie Caracole
87 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.