Nostradamus | Brasserie Caracole

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4.05/5
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,011
Reviews:
522
Ratings:
922
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
110
Trade:
2
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Photo of innominat
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nanothaniel
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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
Overall: Awesome beer with great complexity, big on flavor but with enough restraint to stay mildly refreshing. If I was trying to turn a port drinker onto craft beer this would be my first choice.

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Photo of DaPan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color: dark maroon, burgundy, on top of a huge, beige foam.
Aroma: sweet and fried plums, cherries in a sweet marinade, delicate caramel. Taste: is a little softer than the aroma. Light acidity cherry, ash, roasted plum and caramel again, this time slightly scorched. Everything is perfectly arranged.
Gentian: only at the finish, slightly spicy. Saturation: average, according to me fit. Alcohol slightly present, do not bother.

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Photo of jkuchera
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thullin187
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prinnysquad
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a hazy ruby-brown with a huge,frothy,beige head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-slightly acidic,plums,raisins,dates,cherries
T:
-plums,raisins,dates,cherries,earthy,caramel,candi sugar
-a touch of bitterniss
F:
-high carbonation
-full body
-alcohol warmth
O:
Good Dark Belgian Strong Ale,Didn't "Wow!" me though

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Svingjo
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky medium brown with a tan head.
Strong, spicy nose, sweetish.
Interesting flavours – spice, overripe black cherries, raisin, mild sweetness, a bit toasty, slight sourness. Very complex. Alcohol starts of fairly hidden but becomes significantly more apparent as the beer warms, as do phenolic notes.
Medium to light body, slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Very solid.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trainingwithkev
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyOGBeerNerd
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of sengelha
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGVG
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBGordon
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from draft into a room temperature tulip.

A: Pours hazy brown with with a nice light beige head that maintains well while drinking.

S: Lots of spices evident, almost like a barley wine, with a strong raisin presence.

T: The strong, sweet smells compliment a well-balanced Belgian strong flavor profile, with a pleasant semi-sweet aftertaste and a bit of an alcohol bite.

M: An easy, smooth pull makes this beer surprisingly light across the palate, making it very drinkable despite the big profile in the nose.

O: A nicely drinkable Belgian strong with a noticeable alcohol presence. I don't care for barley wines and my nose warns me about this beer right before drinking, but it's quite light and enjoyable.

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Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 922 ratings