Saxo | Brasserie Caracole

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SaxoSaxo
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
416 Ratings
SaxoSaxo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole
Belgium

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,265
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
416
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
15
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38
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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken 07/31/17:

Opaque, extremely murky, metallic dull golden amber or orange. Creamy-white heads fizzy at first but settling to a well-retaining mass of light, rocky bubbles. Smells metallic and yeasty, an almost fruity tartness, a little vinegar and burnt rubber like in a sour. Palate is much more medicinal and mentholated, but fairly sweet, somewhere between vinous and pea-like, and lemony-tart enough to be quite refreshing at the 45°-50° it is being served at. Perhaps I was just thirsty, but I am guzzling it at the moment. Better leave a little to complete my review with! Light-bodied, perhaps medium, with a moderately active and soft effervescence, but a lot of it, matching with the level of fizziness in appearance. Velvety and gulpable. Both somewhat acidic and astringent, slightly warming.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REDAMI
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Hazy, pale gold pour thin white head. Visible yeast.

S - Tart, bretty smells, sharp citrus, faint grains.

T - Grassy bitterness, sweet apricot, light grain, honey in the finish.

F - Very dry, with creamy carbonation.

A pleasant, slightly sweet tasting blonde. Nicely complex without being overwhelming. Though the smell is quite deceptive.

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Photo of mltobin
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Twal
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is fine. It is certainly worth the experience--but I left a bit wanting... Its simply missing that special something. There is nothing really distinct about this golden ale. Its a bit harmless and safe. The carbonation is average which makes the finish a little dull. And you'll get the usual fruity notes of a beer this style. I'd give the bottle artwork a 5/5, but otherwise, I've had many better in this style.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJWalker
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review of on tap, 8/2017:
In the glass, this has a medium haze. A dull dirty golden orange, the just off-white head is enticing.

Nose is sweet preachers fruit, im getting mg more sweet pear than neutral apple. There's some extra sweetness as well that is slightly syrupy in nature. An herbal accent is there as well - can't place it - along with a slight impression of something like earthy cinnamon or dull ginger.

Taste is thankfully not syrupy, though midway through there is a brief fruit cocktail juice taste. The opening is mildly dry and earthy, the pear and apple seeming to lack their unique fruity sweetness. As stated, these flavors grow into a fruit cocktail by mid taste. Herbal hops stay at bay as accents through the end, where they linger just a little, along with a little sweetness and a tingly feel.

An interesting beer, tasty with a decent complexity. It pushes the boundaries on the sweet side, but only for one part of the taste.

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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mnteti
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Saxo from Brasserie Caracole
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 416 ratings