Benzai (9800) - 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 that’s 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.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Fizzy pour with a large sized head. Amber in color. This one was just nasty - infected? Sounded interesting, but straight to the drain.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - Criterion Leicester. A light blonde coloured beer with a nice white head and decent lacing. The aroma is spicy and lemony and heavy sweetness. The taste is also very sweet, like a lot of ecaussines beers are. This also has the house yeast taste and a little peppery hop. Nice enough but I’m tiring a little of the sweetness of these beers.
mcberko (8737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a monstrous white head. Aroma of cookie, yeast, and various christmas spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). The cookies flavour stands out the most in flavour, with the spices (especially cinnamon) toning it toward the end and on the finish. Decent attempt here.
JorisPPattyn (8344) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - APR 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy yellow-golden. Yeasty spicy aroma with some ginger and candies. Sweet flavor, suagry and candy-ish with some spices. Medium-bodied. Not good.
Skinnyviking (7616) - 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.
sebletitje (7492) - 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.
Can’t 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 wasn’t too overwhelming.
marcus (7323) - 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.
MesandSim (7117) - 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 can’t 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!