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


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2005
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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, schokoladig, hefig, würzig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
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
Aroma:
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
Flavor:
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
Palate:
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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Light hazy golden colour with a white head. Heavy sweet cinamon perfumed aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Via trade with glouglouburp. Very cloudy orange pour, small frothy head. Light aroma - sweet, spicy and floral, some noticeable alcohol. Taste - my that’s 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 I’ve ever had, but I’d try one of those speculoos if offered. (my wife said "gingersnaps!" before I showed her the bottle)

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
Bottle bought in Bruges. Gingerbread aroma, gingerbread flavour. Very sweet, of course. A dessert, not a beer.


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