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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Dark yellow colored, lots of big pieces of yeast in glass. Huge white head. Strong spices in sweet aroma, mild alcohol with obvious hops here also. Not too much cookie in aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has dominant cookie-tone with sweet fruits and orange. Aftertaste has thin alcohol with still this cookie getting stronger.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of gingerbread, florals (becoming more pronounced as it warms), cinnamon, and clove. Flavor of corn syrup, ginger, biscuit, and light apple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8549) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2008
330ml bottle. Orange, lumpy bits, very lively. Aroma quite gingerbready, but not excessively gingery. Taste also gingerbready but not cartoony. Well balanced, but spicy and almost picante, not just gingery. Perhaps mellowed by the yeast. Leaves most of its good features in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled (BB 10/2012)
This beer is very lively, most of it comes out of bottle in the form of white foam. Orange color, huge cloudy white head. Fruity peach aroma. Gingerbread flavor, beer is very sweet. Sugary aftertaste. Kind of Christmas beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is spices, flowery hops and gingerbread. Flavour is mainly gingerbread with some fruity and herbal notes.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Defreni (2314) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Flaske. Afskyelig duft, der var lige ved at få mig til at hælde øllen ud pågrund af infektion. Men det er ikke infektion men en klam blanding af dårlig kødsovs og hvad der skal minde om kiks. Smagen er meget lidt bedre med en markant metallisk eftersmag. Bitterheden er der men det er så det mest positive man kan sige. Fy for den lede, og ud i vasken.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Sweetish, spicy nose with a fruity touch. Medium body, very sweet and sugary with spicy, cardamom notes of "Speculaas" cookies. No bitterness. Too much on the sweet side but quite interesting indeed. 281107

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 3     Still(1)->Volcanic Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2     Lasting: 1     Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 3   Dough : 3   Esters : 2   Phenols : 3   Dusty : XX   Spicy : XX   Apple : XX   Banana : 3   Tropical Fruits : XX   Brett : XX   Barnyard : XX   Leather : XX   Wood : 2   Vinous : 2   Cheese : 2   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 3   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : 4   Toasty : XX   Hay : XX   Caramel : XX   Honey : 3   Cereals : 3   Grainy : 2   Wheat : 2
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Perfume : XX   Orange : XX   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Piney : XX
Notes : Pepper : XX   Cloves : 3   Coriander : 3   Ginger : 2   Orange : XX   Earth : XX   Vanilla : XX   Oxidation : XX   Bubblegum : 3
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : 2   Acetic : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX

Comments: Perhaps it is the name, but this felt like a biscuity, sweetish and yeast, sweet and spicy Belgian ale of average quality.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3503) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle at No.5. Hazy, yellow with a large head, good lacings. Aroma heavy malty (cookies, bread, cinnamon, ginger, cardamum, spices). Flavor heavy sweet. Medium body. Very special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2007
The pour reveals a cloudy orange color with yellow highlights and swirling yeast sediment, the head is white with a medium thickness that diminishes to thin. The aroma is somewhat interesting, there is some yeast presence with dough and cookies, there’s also a pleasant spicy and sweet character that reminds me of some cookies. The flavor doesn’t knock you on you back, it has a pleasant blend of doughy yeast with spicy and sweet cookies. It makes for a nice, quiet experience. It helps that the body is soft and plushy. I had no expectations about this beer and it has been hanging for a while in the fridge, but I’m happy to have finally sampled it.


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