Caracole Ambrée | Brasserie Caracole

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222 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Caracole
Belgium

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
14
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - amber colour with generous head. Great retention leaving loads of lacing

S - strawberries, Belgian fruity yeast, some citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone

T - starts with a bit of an alcohol kick with lots of Belgian yeast flavours some citrusy fruity hops on the finish with sweet malts

M - great body, so smooth. Finishes very sweet.

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

Nice amber orange color with a huge thick head with great retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma of orange flavored effervescent vitamin C with some banana and strawberries.
Pleasant flavor with slightly fruity sour notes, a bit of toasted malts, orange skin, strawberry juice, cloves, a touch of banana, figs and green apples and finishing with a hint of pine. Dry aftertaste with a relative to style decent bitterness.
Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is well hidden.
Very good Belgian ale with a unique taste but also pleasant and easy to drink.

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

I've had this one on tap in Bruges a couple years ago and remember liking it so brought a bottle back with me from latest trip.

33 cl bottle marked as lot F with a BB date of 12/2013. Poured into a pokal glass this beer is lively with a couple thick fingers of a white bubbly head that recedes to a thin layer that laces the glass a bit. A hazy amber with orange hues.

Aromas of spicy phenols, floral honey, and orange peel on top of a grainy malt character. Very nice.

Taste is clean malt with a very slight toastiness, heavy on spicy phenols with just a hint of typical Belgian yeast esters that reminds me of bitter orange. A slight hop linger that is mostly spicy with a little bitter oily bite.

Mouthfeel is on the high end of carbonation which works well in this beer to carry all the flavors. A soft finish with a bit of zing and just a hint of bitterness. Moderate malt mouthfeel with little alcohol bite.

Overall this is a refreshing and very enjoyable Belgian brew. I'd be glad to drink this one regularly. Nice beer.

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Caracole Ambrée from Brasserie Caracole
3.94 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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