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Saxo - Brasserie Caracole

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SaxoSaxo

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BA SCORE
87
very good

340 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-21-2002)
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Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +2.6%

JamesStreet, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of gbohl
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

gbohl, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saxo has a very thick, foamy, white head, an initially clear, golden appearance, with tight bubble streams and some lacing. The beer clouds up once the bottom contents are swished and poured in. The aroma is of sweet, sugary malt, some fruit, like figs, and grain. Taste is of those elements, with candy sugar, grain husk, champagne, and some underlying alcohol. Bitterness is present across the sip, as well. Mouthfeel is medium and the bubbles are very prickly. Saxo finishes dry, sweet, and fairly refreshing. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Lovely85, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kylehay2004, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Janeinma, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Geiseman, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mrfrancis, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

DrinkSlurm, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

smithj4, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

theleechster, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

civicm87, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BDstripp, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

bruindre, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

randylangford, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Jason1337, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tazzman, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

GossageBrewery, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Em30, Mar 20, 2013
Saxo from Brasserie Caracole
87 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.