i didn't realize when i grabbed the nostrodamus that it's a belgian beer
all i saw were the words 'strong brown ale'
and that was enough for me!

it certainly is a strong brown ale
and it is a belgian
made in belgium even!
i enjoyed the taster size glass i had of it
but i won't be buying it again
i really wish i could get over my inability to enjoy the belgians
it pains me to have to avoid such a large category of beers!

Truly artisanal Brasserie La Caracole is located in a small village Falmignoul, Province of Namur, Wallonia in southern Belgium, close to the French border. Their products are being distributed in Belgium, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland and Japan. Their portfolio consists of four stock ales: Caracole 8% abv, Nostradamus 9.5% abv, Saxo 8% abv, Troublette5% abv All beers are presented in 11.2 fl. oz. / 33 ml. metal crown bottles as well as in 25.4 fl. oz. / 750ml champagne bottles with cork and metal cage. All styles are bottle conditioned (second fermentation with yeast in the bottle), unfiltered and unpasteurized. Nostradamus and Saxo are also available in 20L kegs. The recurring theme on each label is that of spiral snail shell from which the brewery takes its name. Apparently the snail is the emblem of Namur and the word for a snail in local Namurois dialect is "Caracole".


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