Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8920) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2011
Small rim over fully hazy pale orange beer. Demure nose, faintly spiced, cinnamon & allspice (speculooskruiden). Really full speculoosflavour, spot on; even not too sweet, but very well-spiced. Well-carbonated, medium bodied. Definitely not bad, unless one dislikes speculoos (Be hard gingerbread).
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2006 Total Score: 2.3
Golden - pineapple colour, slightly hazy; initially good off-white head, receding to transparant rim. Sweet nose indeed, speculoos (=hard gingerbread) and spicey/greenery nose. Overpowering spicey taste, pčle-mčle nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardemom, allspice, but in untreatable measure. Sticky, cloying. Sorry, that’s not what I want from a drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2011
28/06/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 1/2013 (2011-286) Thanks to Johnny for the bottle!

Murky amber brown beer, very cloudy. Almost a gusher upon opening, the foam kept on pouring out of the bottle, even after having poured more than half the bottle. So we got a towering huge white head, a bit creamy, not very stable, adhesive. Little brown specks floating around in the beer and in the head. Aroma: citrus, sour, floral notes, air refresher, little sugar. MF;: light carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, sugary, cloying, banana, spices, ginger, some mocha, hops. Aftertaste: banana, sour notes, sugary and ginger. Meh...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 25, 2011
I am sorry to be so negative...but it is the worst thing I ever tried. I did not even finish it.... Hate the ginger taste so bad...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle at home. Gusher. Unclear light golden pour, thick foamy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, cardamon and chemical ant repellent. Quite nasty. Flavor is very spicy, somewhat sweet and clearly like speculoos. A lot better than the aroma suggested. Quite extravagant brew, strange but somehow appealing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (1002) - Berchem, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2011
Surprisingly alright even though I am not a huge fan of ginger cookies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2434) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Spiced cinamon aroma. Pale gold in color with nice white head. Grahm cracker and speculoos tasting...exactly as the name suggests. An interesting beer. Notes: Bottle at Zythos ’11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 15cl sample at ZBF’11
Cloudy blond color. Aroma of guess what, speculoos. Flavor is also overpowered by speculoos and sugar. Slight mint flavor.
Very interesting on how they get the speculoos flavor so well in it, but this is not a beer... .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12141) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle shared with Yanick from Beer Planet. Gusher. Pours cloudy gold. Nose of sugar cookie, egg nog, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, yeast and spice. Taste of Christmas cookies, yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and Christmas spices. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5200) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle purchased at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours a clear gold/orange, off-white head. Sweet malts, doughy, cinnamon, and lots of spice. As much as I don’t like sweet beers, I actually liked this one, I thought it did what it was supposed to do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Unclear amber of color with a nice foamy head. An aroma of spice, cinnamon, sweets, dry and danish christmas cokies. A flavor of sweets, caramel, spice, cinnamon and weak bitter finish.

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