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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Cloudy lemon yellow in the glass. Spicy Xmas aroma. Flavor was like a spicy holiday witbier. Overall, I get what the brewer was trying to do but it falls a bit short. Good concept though...

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a dissipating white head. Smells of citrus and spices. Tastes very reminiscent of a cinnamon cookie, with a hint of ginger. Exceedingly sweet, and not particularly well-balanced, but very interesting despite.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2011
Golden colour with flakes. There is some ginger cookie taste but it doesn’t disturb. Quite ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 bottle@Bier Central: appearance is hazy amber/orange with a white head, smell is speculoos & caramel malts, taste is sweet, caramel malts & sugar upfront with a definite hop note overwhelming them, aftertaste is ginger, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg & yep I am getting speculoos here, especially in the finish of the aftertaste this really tastes like speculoos, could have done without the first part, the hop really makes no sense to me /// sampled this one again, apparently brewed to a new recipe now but I assume that it is just extracts, not that bad actually, I am definitely picking up speculaas spices & the cookie itself here now, the base beer is negligible, does the trick

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1250) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Orange cuivrée à mousse blanche traçant le verre, bon pétillement et nombreuses particules flottantes. Nez épicé, acidulé, malt, levure, pain d’épices. Le goût est étonnent de spéculoos, bien rendu et bien sucré, avec cannelle, muscade, levure, fruit mûr, note de miel et d’alcool. Peu pétillante en bouche, s’étale sur des épices de Noël (girofle, gingembre..)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
Slightly cloudy orange-golden colour with a small head. Aroma is of citrus, ginger and cookie with a hint of cinnamon. Flavour is fairly sweet with no bitterness and definitely reminiscent of speculoos cookies, but it seems a bit heavy on the ginger and cinnamon and this makes it seem somewhat contrived and confusing to the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, 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, pèle-mèle nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardemom, allspice, but in untreatable measure. Sticky, cloying. Sorry, that’s not what I want from a drink.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (4371) - 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...

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
greenclansman (734) - 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...

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3259) - 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.


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