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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
33cl, with speculoos, from De Hopduvel Gent, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 1, 2008
Ma cosa sono tutti sti voti bassi... ma siete PAZZI????? matti matti come dei cavallatti eheheheoeheehu. Siete mattacchioni che pazzettoni pezzettoni di pomodoro nel RAGOUT alla bolognese del nonno che abita a Gignese. Sta birra è una figata allucinante: se uno non fa caso che sembra che il biscotto ce l’abbiano sbriciolato dentro da quanto sedimento di lievito c’è... infatti ho abbassato l’appearance per quello sebbene io certo non mi faccia scoraggiare da un po’ di galleggianti. Spettacolare, dolcissima ma spettacolare; peccato che ora devo stare un mese in casa a studiare Archeologia... mah ogni tanto a votare una birra tornerò.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
A hazy orange amber ale with a thick white head. Aroma is chemical and unpleasant, like lemon pledge or Redoxon Vitamin C. In mouth, not as bad, with very sweet malt, but with a ginger overkill, yeasts and warming alcohol. Gets more intense as beer warms up. This is definitely a winter beer. BB 07/06/11.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Via trade with glouglouburp. Very cloudy orange pour, small frothy head. Light aroma - sweet, spicy and floral, some noticeable alcohol. Taste - my that’s nice - sweet, but nice - sweet spicy citrus juice, ginger ale and floral/herbal bitterness (some). Light body, mildly carbonated, a little strong with the alcohol as it warms, no unpleasantness at all in flavour or aftertaste - quite a sweet little treat! Nothing like any cookie I’ve ever had, but I’d try one of those speculoos if offered. (my wife said "gingersnaps!" before I showed her the bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
Blond yellow coloured beer with some yeast particles and a small white head. Herby specific spicy aroma. Full palate. Finish is full malty, herby/spicy. Very special one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
Hazy blond coloured beer. Medium white head. Very herby aroma. Full yeasty palate. Yeasty fruity ending a little bitterness in the background.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
hazy gold blond with lot of yeast particels body and a average white head a sweet spicy aroma a sweet spicy taste with a average bitter finish

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - APR 17, 2008
to say it tastes like a cookie would be understatement. Definitely a sugar cookie. Too syrupy. Kentish hops and pilsener malt. The ginger and cinnamon are too shy to notice. The top-fermenting is a plus, as is the cloudy look. With such a simple taste, how did this win an award? (on tap for ale festival at the standing order, new town, edinburgh, scotland).

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Cask, but I presume not conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Hazed gold with no head. What on earth was this, very sweet, malty and spiced, everything I don’t really like in a beer. Yeasty and bready, quite poor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2008
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival. Hazy gold with a small white head and a slight spicy aroma. Very sweet taste, rather bready, with ginger and cinnamon. Slight dry finish. Not beer as we know it, but I quite liked it.


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