Saxo - Brasserie Caracole
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3.91/5 rDev 0%
On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of fruity yeast and pale malts are present in the nose along with some hints of white wine.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has notes of Belgian and fruity yeasts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Notes of dryness are perceptible.
O: This beer has a nice amount of dryness and complex flavors from the yeast.
06-02-2013 20:45:18 | More by metter98
3.2/5 rDev -18.2%
Poured this Belgian Strong Pale Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy pale yellow color, produced a nice white head, nice retention and left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of citric lemons, semi-sweet pale malt and floral hops. Medium bodied, a foundation of pale malt, lemon citric hop bitterness and eastery yeast. Finishes dry. Overall, nice version of the style, aggressively hopped and full of malt backbone. Nice session beer.
03-24-2013 18:33:23 | More by GossageBrewery
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Bottle, poured into a Saxo tulip
A: Pours a golden honey-amber with a persistent thick white head and lively carbonation,
S: Not extremely fragrant on first impression. Slightly citrusy with some grapes mixed in at first, transitioning to fresh baked bread as it warms.
T: All the usual Belgian hallmarks of sour yeast, breads, grape/raisin along with a very sophisticated hop character and an almost nutty finish. The character of the yeast becomes more apparent as you go. Highly drinkable and very pleasant.
M: Possibly the weakest aspect of this beer. While not too thin, just nothing to get excited about here, but this is really just nitpicking.
O: This would be a fantastic first round in a Belgian tasting. This beer would set the stage beautifully to be followed by a dubbel, tripel...quad. This beer is like Belgians - 101. Overall, I really enjoyed this, and I think it's a really good value. If you've never tried it, there is no reason to hesitate.
03-02-2013 04:10:40 | More by darky
Saxo from Brasserie Caracole
88 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.