Troublette | Brasserie Caracole

very good
238 Ratings

Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by taez555 on 02-12-2002

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Aash
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of soxandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of aracauna
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold body with a meringue-like, white head that is thick and long lasting. The aroma is very floral with loads of orange followed up by a very phenolic bandaid and sawdust aroma. The flavor is brightly tart and very refreshing, with loads of orange juice flavor in the back. This is a very flavorful witbier, but the phenolic character is a little overblown.

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Photo of taez555
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a small white head witha very lit, almost offwhite, yellow hazy body.

The smell was interesting. Corriander, spice, caraway seed, lots of seedy spice, flowers, some soft fruit, apples, pears, a slight slight bananna, yeast, phenols and some buttery diactyl.

The taste was rather spicey. Some nice wheat maltiness, cinnamon, caraway, apple, almost like a redhot candy, cloves, some earthy hop, slight citrus peel, and I know this is going to sound weird, but the combination almost reminded me of sourkraut. Maybe I just got a bad bottle or something, but deffinatly sourkraut.

Overall, it's not a bad beer, a decent belgian wit. But for my tastes it was just a little overspiced in the clove, fennel and corriander section.

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed pale yellow with a large white fluffy head. The smell of fruit, spices, and yeast race from the head to please the nose. The taste is a tart spiced citrus with wheat in the background trailing off to the yeast and hint of alcohol. It is a light bodied beer and finishes in between dry and sweet. Very nice, this brew! Op uw gezonheid!

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bomber bottle this Belgian Witbier was a clear, lemon yellow color with two fingers of bright white head that retained itself well and left good lacing. The aroma was full of wheat with some orange peel from the citrusy hops as well as a good coriander profile. The flavors were dominated by that tart hops which, like the aroma, provided lots of lemon and citrus flavors. Behind that I tasted the tangy yeast, some tart apples and a little coriander that lingered on the finish. Very acidic and though this made it refreshing and crisp I couldn't imagine going through multiples of it. The mouthfeel was average, the body light and the carbonation high.

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Photo of moulefrite
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light golden/orange with some sediment and a large puffy head. Aromas include citrus zest and fresh squeezed orange juice. Some milky vanillan aromas as well, almost like that seventies drink, the Orange Julius, for those who remember it. In the mouth the beer is medium bodied and cleansing with subdued carbonation. The taste is good, yet does not really have much to set it apart from the pack. This is a decent summer offering that delivers nice citrus, some bitter and a good quench factor. I'd not beg for another though.

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Photo of BarrelO
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best before end December 2010.

A: Cloudy light orange body with a vigorous head. Not much lacing, though.

S: Perfume, citrus, and yeast.

T: Follows the nose. Incredibly perfumey and citrusy. However, there's also a strong yeast character reminiscent of overripe bananas that makes it seem heavier than it is.

M: Light and well-carbonated.

D: Not a bad wit, but I found the yeast character somewhat off-putting. I doubt I'll be seeking it out again.

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Photo of waughbrew
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good beer, but I am disappointed.

Very hazy yellow with a little greenish tint and a very creamy white head that turns into a sticky lacing. Smell is very nice with that spicy wit character. Taste is a little tart. Feel is zesty, tingly and a little spritzy. A fine example of the style.

I liked the beer a lot better before adding the yeast. The large amount of yeast took away from the lightness and crispness of the beer.

Overall, it is a good beer but not one that I will buy again. I think that I can find beers of this type and quality level more locally and more affordable.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance serves as a cloudy golden wheat with a thick crisp head that sticks around awhile. Smell has that belgium aroma with spice and clove. Taste has a light tangy sweet spicey wheatness leaving a tang that cloys in the end. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with good carbonation. A fair Belgian wheat, that took some getting used to.

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Photo of Grunewald
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured from a 330ml bottle into a weizen glass. The color is an opaque pineapple yellow with a thick head that thins to a ring.

S - lime, lemon and grass

T - spicy and tart grass taste that settles into a bitter lime peel finish

M - a strong dense carbonation and full body that finishes with a residue on the tongue

D - very citrusy and sour. This is a complex beer that I prefer to sip and enjoy.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a creamy white head. It leaves a nice amount of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is yeasty, spicy, herbal and peppery, with a bit of a wheat smell throughout. The flavor is of wheat and spices up front, then it flows to a citric acidic finish. It is light and body and semi-sweet in the finish. An easy drinking brew.

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Photo of fartingdog
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle. First off, poured half the bottle into the glass, and whew! i knew it would be tart- could smell the sourness a mile off. First taste was very tart and astringent. It poured a very light yellow with a mild haze, and overall I did not care for it. Then I shook the lees off with the rest of the beer in the bottle and poured it into my glass, turnining the beer into a light amber color. Thank god that added some sweetnees to the beer. While still a bit tart, it is balanced with a bit of sweetness and a well rounded flavor. Absolutlely amazing difference between the 2 samples from the same bottle- personally this beer must be drunk with the yeast. I don't think I would agreesively seek this out again, but it is a very good example of a Belgian wit. I think I do prefer it to Hoegaarden, but Blanche de Namur just rocks the style in my my book.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10/09/05- Purchased at John's Marketplace in Portland, OR.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with a best before dating on the back label. Poured into my Paulaner witbier glass.

Appearance- Golden white colored pour with a fat and semi spritzy head reminescent of maybe champagne. Medium lace left.

Smell- Lots of lemon and citrus in the nose. Maybe a hint of corriander as well.

Taste- Hmmm, not a whole lot of corriander. Heavy lemon taste...reminded me of Calistoga Lemonade. Don't know if that's a bad of good thing. Tastes more soda like than beer like. Had a fair amount of sourness to it. Tastes more like a saison than a wit.

Mouthfeel- Well carbonated, a bit too carbonated for me.

Drinkability- Nothing special here. Not bad, but there are several other wits I would buy before this one.

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Photo of mschofield
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-amber, topped with a one finger white head, leaves webs of lacing.
Fruity, grass and lemon aroma, pepper and spices.
Wheaty and fruity notes dominate the taste, coriander, lemon aftertaste, and some powdery yeast.
Good drinkability, medium bodied.

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Photo of sinistermadman
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the 12 oz bottle this brew pours champagne light yellow. Produces a whispy white head that quickly settles.
Smell is of spice, lemon and yeast. Very rind like. A sort of sour nose that is spicy in character.

Taste flows freely on the palate. Very effervescent in its texture. The only tastes I can make out are citrus rinds. There are some other fruits in the background as well. This brew strikes a good balance between flavor and not beeing too sweet. Witbiers aren't exactly me, but this is quite tasty.

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Photo of ADR
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big 750 ml bottle...

Finely sedimented darker yellow color. Fat glistening white head of about 1/2 an inch in height. Laces in slipping thin sheets with medium adhesion. Aroma features Wit spice at about a medium level, sweet tones in the background. Body is light, carbonation is pretty charged-up and verging on excessive. Good flavor, not remarkably sweet but with a neutral but bitter calcium carbonate impression from bready yeast and peppery coriander. This one seems dialed-back in the added orange category, finishes fluffy and dryish without ever generating a lot of other counterpoints.

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Photo of WynnO
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troublette from Brasserie Caracole
3.96 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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