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Nostradamus | Brasserie Caracole

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4.05/5
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916 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,901
Reviews:
519
Ratings:
916
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
108
Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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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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Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.
Also reviewed in the "1001."

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Beautiful ruby-brown color, head dissipates quickly but leaves a nice light lacing.
Smell: Toffee and dried fruit
Taste: Raisins are predominant, a bit of fig and nuts coming in as well, reminds me very much of a tawny port
Feel: Rather high carbonation and medium body, I feel this helps the drinkability of the beer and keeps the intense flavor in check, if this was too thick I could see it becoming cloying
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 916 ratings
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