Ecaussinnes X-Mas Brune
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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully - mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, moderate to light heavy star anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, to much spices IMO. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081214]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2011 From bottle, blind #8. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Spiced, herbal and hoppy aroma with a light roasted malt touch. Ginger acidic flavoured initially. Citrusy, fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Light acidic lasting ginger and malt flavoured finish.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

From tap at ZBF2011 as Brune (nouveau), 8%. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is yeasty, slight spiced and caramelish. Sweet caramelish, light spiced. Spiced, sweet caramelish and slight bitter. Lingering dark malty and roasted with a light spiced note coming through.6-3-7-3-13=3.2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with lots of yeast sediment floating around under a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with an acidic edge. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, and vegetables as well as light notes of wood, leading to a dry and slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle #8 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Hazy orange red coloured with floaties and a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Fruity and light acidic flavour of spices and berries. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottled. Quite a gusher. Ambery brown colour with a mediumsized foamy beigeish head. Aroma is raisins, alcohol, spices and some mild notes of honey and some sweet maltyness. Flavour is being quite much the same in a very pleasant balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an opaque muddy brown with a beige head and lots of floaties - pretty gross really. Spicy nose. Medium-bodied, lightly tart fruit, some caramel and lots of spices. Lightly tart finish. 290509

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2013
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big tan head ... sweet roast ... dark toffee ... big big spice nose... little fizzy ... little over sweet ... dark sweet toffee roast ... big spice thats just a little bitter... but all told i quite like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (19328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Blind tasting at Papsø’s, corked bottle
Brown color, with some floating particles; small head. Herbal aroma, with vegetables, light cinnamon and lemon; flawed. Sourish mouthfeel, caramel and vegetables flavor, astringent. Very bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17786) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
Muddy brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, spicy and orange peel. Flavor is rather sweet. Dry and acidic finish. 151210

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (17675) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Sehr eigen wirkender herber Antrunk, der trotz der hier noch merkwürdig erscheinenden Gewürznoten langweilig erscheint. Im Mittelteil ist das Bier weder würzig noch in besonderer Weise aromatisch, zum Ende trocken hopfig. Den Sternanis merkt man im Mittelteil nur leicht, dennoch wirkt er zu überproportioniert. /7/7/6//6

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