Nostradamus | Brasserie Caracole

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole
Belgium

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
911
Reviews:
517
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
106
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 911 |  Reviews: 517
Photo of Dinglehacker
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter.

Appearance: Nice head gives to a ring with a swirl of lace. Cola in color.

Nose: Rye and raisin.

Taste: Oh so very Belgian, dark fruits and light citrus, rich malt backbone.

Mouth: Medium in body. Finish is surprisingly wet.

A very good Belgian brown.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque; watery cola brown in color; 1 finger medium brown head that receded quickly to a thick collar; no lacing;

S: smells like a barleywine; predominantly sweet dark fruit; light spice; a hint of alcohol warmth;

t: still reminds me of a barleywine; dark fruit from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: very enjoyable;

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Photo of q33jeff
2.61/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

**
07/04/12

AROMA: Raisin. Burnt grains.
LOOK: Pours Dark Brown. Big Head with a lot of bubbles
TASTE: Raisin, Almond. Rum. Too much Wang.
FEEL: Good carbonation, but really "sticky".

Difficult to drink; especially considering the bottle size. Very (overly) Belgian.

**

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Photo of joshautry
2.16/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WynnO
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moose1980
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep red-amber that becomes more red-orange, and wonderfully clear, when held to light. Small head with low retention. Smells of lightly brown sugar sprinkled baked plums. Taste is similar, except also reminiscent of rum-soaked raisins due to some slight heat. Malty rich without being heavy. Great beer.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FlyingFlat
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
2.93/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of REDAMI
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 33cl bottle into Chimay goblet.

L-Medium brown color with a sandy tan head. Slight head retention.

S-Butter, nutty bread, fig, raisin, toffee, so bread pudding with a hard sauce.

T-Dried fruits and toffee up front, pepper, creamy buttered brown bread.

F-Sting from the fine carbonation, smoothing into a creamy, syrupy finish

We tried reviewing this previously but ended up with a flat bottle. The taste was good, but it didn't feel right. Now we know what was missing! The carbonation up front balances the heavy flavors and coating mouth feel. A solid strong dark ale.

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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
4.06 out of 5 based on 911 ratings.
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