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:
910
Reviews:
516
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
106
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
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 +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

 383 characters

Photo of Bogdawg
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trainingwithkev
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyOGBeerNerd
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PGVG
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBGordon
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of Wallmane
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of silverking
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Petegrieco
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masters
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gutbuster
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mnteti
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rivoire
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole
4.06 out of 5 based on 910 ratings.
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