Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is the original beer from Ecaussinnes. 7% alcohol. It is spiced, but you don't really taste the spices. Nice amber colour, lightly caramelised with a light bitter taste at the end. A very nice beer, recommended by Michael Jackson.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (4692) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2012
19/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 11/III/13 (2012-1151) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear copper red beer, lots of chunks floating around under a big aery off-white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: clearly infected, rotten leafs, sour, rotten fruits. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour, rotten fruits, bit smoky (?), sugary, dry and dusty. Aftertaste: dusty, some smoke again?, rotten fruits, sourish. Really bad stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
From Tux, Bottled, 181012. Amber with white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Flavour with caramel, nuts and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
Draft at Brussels Beer Festival. Pours cloudy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, light malt, caramel and light hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
The bouquet was full of apricot, fig and molasses. The flavor mirrored that, full of middle eastern spices, honey and pistachio. The palate a little chewy up front and then watery in the finish. I thought this was really awesome!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
Gusher! Amber/orange, almost copper colour with long lasting medium-thick foam. Not such a strong smell but it’s quite typical for this kind of amber ales; some lemon and light spices, a bit of malt too. Unfortunately that lemon touch always reminds me of detergent... Medium carbonation, just the right amount; pretty full taste as of the first sip, with accordingly full mouthfeel. The taste is quite similar to the smell: malt, something coriander-like, reasonably bitter but not too much as there’s some tempering caramel subtly underneath. The attack borders on sourness, the aftertaste is at the same time more mellow/balanced and more bitter. Both taste and aftertaste are quite strong, especially for a 7% beer, the spices probably help in that aspect. Once it warms a little, the alcohol takes a more prominent place. Not my favourity type of beer and little that makes it stand out from the crowd, but in its style it’s a good and solid example. I prefer it when it’s less cool, giving it a fuller, less sharp taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012
Gusher. Clear orange with a huge and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110412

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2012
Tasted from classic small Belgian bottle into tulip glass. For the record, this super-high rating benefited from lengthy aging. I found it in the clearance bin last weekend. The cap stated, "Best Before 22/03/2010" so I thought "SCORE!" I don’t know exactly how old it was, but at least three years, and the cap was rusted onto the bottle. Poured a deep amber color with creamy off-white foam, long-lasting with loads of Belgian lace, yeast haze and chill haze. Extremely rich and complex malt aromas, caramelized brown sugar, toffee, plum syrup, fruity yeast esters, faint noble hops, slight booziness, earthy and woody, barley-wine-ish and sherry undertones. Extreme malty-sweet flavor as well, hints of sweet bread, fruitcake, biscuits and honey, apricots, raisins but with a hefty hops tang to balance (amazing considering the age.) Medium-heavy body, chewy mouthfeel, highly effervescent carbonation, lingering caramelly, fruity aftertaste. A true treat, better than any dessert wine in the world. I don’t know what a fresh one tastes like, but this bottle was a masterpiece.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8224) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Cloudy hazy dark orange to amber colored beer, small off-white lacing. Yeast particles present. Smell is weird: malts, herbs or spices. I think spices, smells lightly like pepper. Taste malts, spices, slightly bitter hints. Average carbo and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Brown coloured beer with lots of yeast parts and some light carbonation with a medium white head. Very strange herby and sweet bread/baked cookies aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is sweet fruity and rather strange. Mystery for me. Don’t really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

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