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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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).


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
aleigator (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Orange brown in color, with a small, soon disappearing head, a lot of sediment flows in the beer. Aromas of cinnamon, toffee and biscuit, accompanied by hints of yeast, raisins and almond. Extreme spiciness brings the palate close to collapsing, defined by sweetened cinnamon, clove, cane sugar and a slick bitterness, numbing the tastebuds for possible more subtle flavors. Finishes with biscuit malts, toffee and a huge load of cinnamon, almost too much to bear. Taste gets saved by a lively carbonation, putting some balance to the brew, with coppery hints and a refreshing note. I might also detect orange rind and a whiff of citrus, but actually I am not too sure, because of the ridiculous amount of spices used in this. Very hard to drink.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
xtreme777 (4) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Taste like fake chocolate. Not my favorite but it gets the job done. The wife said it smells horrible so there’s that. I don’t think I would drink it again unless it was all I had.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Daanminator (166) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Op het eerste gezicht veel schuim in het glas. Zeer troebel bier met wat lijkt ongefilterde hop/mout? Smaak van zoet en karamel. Kon geen speculoos eruit halen, ook niet uit het bouqette. Al om al niet echt het beste bier wat ik op heb.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Bière immonde au gout chimique. Le gout speculoos est très présent. Aucun intéret. Je n’ai pas réussi à terminer mon verre.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Icedwarf (437) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Geel bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet met speculaas aroma die chemisch overkomt. Combinatie is apart en naar mijn mening minder geslaagd.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Amy, thank you ma’am! Smells and tastes like oatmeal raisin cookies. An interesting concept, but not for a beer, sorry. Couldn’t finish it.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Tayeth (279) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Geruch kräftig nach Zimt und Vanille. Geschmack dann sehr extrem, Zimt Vanille, Karamell und Aschenbecher. Zudem relativ stärker Alkohol Geschmack. Brennt im Hals.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Export version of the infamous biscuit beer Ultra de Noël, with a thick, moussy, yellowish white head and orange blonde, vaguely misty robe. Sweet aroma, opulently decorated with biscuit, plum loaf, gingerbread, caramel candy, banana, overripe peaches, ginger powder, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, dried orange peel and a sharp meaty smell reminiscent of meatloaf or even chicken broth. Very sweet taste of honey and ’speculaas’, caramel syrup, soft and mellow mouthfeel, sourish accent, sweetish spices, medium carbonation, finishing a bit dryish due to not too well-hidden alcohol. Original but clearly not to everybody’s taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Een speculaas-bier met een zeer uitdrukkelijke smaak, veel mensen zullen dit niet lusten, maar ikzelf vond het zalig.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Tselloufc88 (175) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Aroma is of yeasty, and a strong Heinz cream of tomato soup. Not exactly appetising. Taste is of chocolate, tonnes of cinnamon. Far too sweet! Pretty poor. Sickly. I couldn’t finish this one.


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