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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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Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle @ De Zytholoog, Adegem. Brown colour with a lot of big particles (cookie?), some white foam. Soft carbonation. Very sweet aroma of cookies, ginger bread, speculoos, cinnamon, brown sugar and spices. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Strange beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (711) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Biscuit aroma - unsurprisingly. Does indeed taste like a cookie - or at least one of those biscuits that is served with a coffee. There is some bitterness, which slightly offsets an otherwise very sweet (obviously) cinnamon and sugar experience. Rich and flavoursome.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
gueuze (417) - - JUL 16, 2014
Geruch nach Anis, Zimt und Desinfektionsmittel. Im Geschmack selber zu flach. Kaum Bitter zum Ende. Bleibt die Zimtbombe. Zu viel davon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
33cl bottle from Belgium Beers. A bit of a gusher. Thick creamy white head. Cloudy amber pour. Too sweet but it does taste of cookies. I’m on the fence on this one due to the mini gushing and the bad appearance

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Beim öffnen der Flasche steigt schon ein Duft in meine Nase der wie Butterkekse riecht. In der Flasche befinden sich Kekskrümmel die dann im Glas durch die Kohlensäure rauf und runter schwimmen, sich aber nach ein paar Minuten am Boden absetzen. Das Bier ist sehr süß und malzig und man kann einen Keksgeschmack schmecken. Bier und Kuchen passen ja nicht wirklich zusammen aber ich könnte zu diesem Bier gut ein Stück Kuchen essen. Fazit: Leckeres, malziges Starkbier aus Belgien! Ist zwar ziehmlich verrückt aber trink ich gerne wieder!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Spice is a bit overpowering, cinnamon, cloves, sweet toffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, amber colour, some tiny chunks floating around; average to huge, frothy to macro-pored, diminishing, off-white head. Sweet-ish, sugary aroma, Xmas-spicy, some biscuit. Taste is sweet, notes of biscuit and Xmas spices, lots of cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg and ginger. I can’t deny, I like ’Spekulatius’, even if they’re "liquid".

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
langeveld12 (255) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Pours an average frothy off-white head that slowly diminishes. Body is cloudy amber, sparkles and particles are visible. Aroma contains speculoos (obviously), some malts like cookie, hay, molasses and pine, some faint hops like citrus fruits and faint yeast like dough. Fkavor is light acidic, then massive sweet and after that a bit bitterness and acidity can be found swimming in the sweetness. Finish is a bit dry and boozy. Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation. It's like a barley wine with tons of sugar and speculoos added. Too much unbalanced and not enough complexity to be a good beer, but hey, I love speculoos so I'm enjoying it anyway.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
Bottle bought in Bruges. Gingerbread aroma, gingerbread flavour. Very sweet, of course. A dessert, not a beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JustusBAMF (5) - - APR 25, 2014 does not count
Cold 33cL bottle, very very sweet taste, light brown colour and a good head. Overall it is too sweet and what you’d expect from cookie beer, it tastes like cookie.


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