Nostradamus, Artisanal Belgian Brown Ale

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Nostradamus, Artisanal Belgian Brown Ale

Postby turbo_ale » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:08 pm

"NOSTRADAMUS from Brasserie Caracole is a very complex artisanal Wallonian brown ale, rich, warming, little piquant in the mouth with liquorice, mocha flavors, pear and toasted bread background notes, perfect after-dinner drink or night cap."

Beer Style:.....
Belgian Brown Ale
Alcohol by Volume:.....
9.5%
Characteristics:.....
Very complex Wallonian brown ale with the aroma of chocolate and port wine
Ingredients:.....
Special and roast malts, Saaz hops
Awards:.....
2002 World Beer Championships - Gold Medal "Exceptional"

What I got from this beer, brown in color, tan head, massive head, great lacing, aroma of brown sugar, flavor of brown sugar, a strong winter warmer. I could not pick up the other flavors that this beer states it to have.
ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
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Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

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Re: Nostradamus, Artisanal Belgian Brown Ale

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Interesting that you posted this. I got 8 belgians for Christmas (beers, not people) and one of them happened to be a Nostradamus. I'll have to crack it open this weekend and give a review. :wink:
Bottled: Nothing
Keg #1: American Brown Ale
Keg #2: IPA
Keg #3: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Keg #4: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Fermenting: Nothing
Next On Deck: IPA
Brewed in 2017: 30 gallons
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Re: Nostradamus, Artisanal Belgian Brown Ale

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:37 pm

I tried it this weekend and here are my thoughts:

Appearance: Cloudy brown, with little head and poor lacing.
Aroma: Lots of brown sugar, figs, raisins.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, medium-heavy mouthfeel.
Taste: Again, lots of brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins. Alcohol warmth on the finish is very noticeable (9%).
Overall: I thought this was a great beer! I really enjoyed it and wouldn't hesitate to drink it again!

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle, with a "Best Before" date of May 24, 2013.
Bottled: Nothing
Keg #1: American Brown Ale
Keg #2: IPA
Keg #3: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Keg #4: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Fermenting: Nothing
Next On Deck: IPA
Brewed in 2017: 30 gallons
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