MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a sim rate:
(bottled from beer shop in Bruges)
Smells and tastes EXACTLY like a speculoos cookie... which canít be anything but a good thing. Nice head and lacing. Ginger, cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg and orange in the flavour, and all in abundance. Cloudy, lovely amber colour. Thick, puffy head. Nice one all round!
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Yanick from Beer Planet. Gusher. Pours cloudy gold. Nose of sugar cookie, egg nog, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, yeast and spice. Taste of Christmas cookies, yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and Christmas spices. Medium body.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High creamy off-white and long lasting head. Hazy orange body with a good deal of yeast sediments and apparently also a good deal of carbonation. Nice and sweet fruity aroma of peaches and pears. The peach is also evident in the flavor which is otherwise dry with a fair amount of hops bitternes. Short aftertaste. Not as much carbonation as it looked like. The relatively high alcohol percentage is well hidden.
Benzai (6266) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 33cl bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy opaque yellow with alot of yeast particles in it. White to off-white head thatís quickly gone. Smell slightly malts, a hint of banana, sugar. Taste is pretty sweet, sugary, some banana and something weird. Low to medium body, low to medium carbonation.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels.
Canít claim to have been to Belgium w/o trying our famous Speculoos cookies.
pours a hazy golden, thick white head.
Aroma was overly yeasty, with candi sugar, cookie dough, some light citrus scent, and a typical nose that was reminescent of speculoos cookie.
Taste, candi sugar, malty, cookie/bready, some honey like sweetness, finish with a light bittersweet palate. Lots of floating sediments. Could be better if the yeast just wasnít too overwhelming.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
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
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
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
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.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light hazy golden colour with a white head. Heavy sweet cinamon perfumed aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Via trade with glouglouburp. Very cloudy orange pour, small frothy head. Light aroma - sweet, spicy and floral, some noticeable alcohol. Taste - my thatís nice - sweet, but nice - sweet spicy citrus juice, ginger ale and floral/herbal bitterness (some). Light body, mildly carbonated, a little strong with the alcohol as it warms, no unpleasantness at all in flavour or aftertaste - quite a sweet little treat! Nothing like any cookie Iíve ever had, but Iíd try one of those speculoos if offered. (my wife said "gingersnaps!" before I showed her the bottle)
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
<b>In short: </b>A weird beer of some kind. Cookies and inappropriate spiciness. Original but rather annoying.
<b>How: </b>Bottle 330ml, drank when 1 year old or so but still on year ahead of best-before date
<b>The look: </b>A small off-white head over a cloudy peach-color body with lot of particles.
<b>In long: </b>Nose of gingerbread. Taste is annoying in a hard to describe way. I get the cookie picture but thereís a mix of those Chinese fortune cookies blending and unsuitable spiciness of ginger, coriander, cloves and what not. Floury. With that fortune cookie character and Chinese spices the beer had a strong Chinese dessert sensation and I personally didnít care for it. I really donít know that the fuck this beer is trying to be but it just isnít good. I wanted a nice cookie and I got broiled broccoli. My mother has a brewery?!?!?
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This amber ale poured with a large white head, eliciting an acidic aroma. The flavor is sharp and hoppy with a bitter finish, apparently meant to emulate gingerbread. I would rather eat a cookie.