Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2012
Brown golden colour, white head, small floaties, as if they really tried to dissolve the cookies in the bottle. Aroma of cookies (speculoos), malt, cinnamon and biscuit. Sweet flavour, quite spicy. Only in the finish this beer comes together, there the speculoos and spiciness gives a nice rounded feel. Unfortunately that becomes boring rather quickly. Not too bad though, and bonus points for trying.
(From 33cL bottle @ local pub, Moergestel)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Swaroga (1619) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2012
33cl bottle. Hazy and orange/yellow liquid. It has a white small to medium head. Nose : it has honey and caramel malt aroma , tart and some flower notes. Quite spicy. Sip : Low carbonation. Really sweet with overwhelming tart taste. I must say that this beer has a genuine speculous (ginger bread) taste and it’s exactly what it says. Although bueeeerk ! Even though it’s a great product , it’s also a very strange beer. Good discovery , last time I drink it .

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle from beerplanet.eu web shop.Hhazy light brown color wit huge white head. Speculoos in aroma. Speculoos in taste. I feel, as I drink speculoos cakes. No way, no my beer, sorry, no beer at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2012
Hazy orange color with a average size white head. Strangely sweet beer with a smell of ketchup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle 33cl. Pours a cloudy dark yellow colour with a small size head and insane carbonation. Sweet aroma, as a regular eater of speculoos I can clearly distinct it there too. Taste is also very very sweet, outright speculoos there, not much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1149) - 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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
magdalar (516) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (4698) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1297) - 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..)

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