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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
If you love Bastogne cookies, you’ll love this beer too! It’s amber with a nice and lasting head. The aroma has clear notes of Bastogne cookies and cinnamon. The flavour is quite sweet and the Bastogne cookies are so dominant, that it’s like drinking them :) I liked this one, and it gets extra points for fantasy and fun.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Fizzy pour with a large sized head. Amber in color. This one was just nasty - infected? Sounded interesting, but straight to the drain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9730) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - APR 8, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle - Bready and some cinnamon spice. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Bready with some fruity phenols and spices. I can see the cookie bit and to be honest they hit the mark. As a beer though not that great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - 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 (7887) - 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 (7672) - 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.


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