Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
10 % of alcohol, a light Scotch-aftertaste, a nice body coming from the 4 different kinds of malt (one pale, two caramelised and one torrified malt).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
langeveld12 (293) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Pours an average creamy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is medium brown, sparkled and particles are visible. Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, hay, toasted malts, molasses), light hops (herbs, grass, orange), light yeasts (leather, soap) and sweet fruits like grape, raisin, plum, apple, pear and cherry, tawny port, brown sugar, cola and alcohol. Flavor is light acidic, then sweet and light acidic, then sweet, light acidic and light bitter, then sweet and bitter and finally bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Smooth and tasteful with subtle shifting in flavors. Mjam!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10502) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, röstig, dunkles reifes Obst. Geschmack röstmalzig, stark malzig, überreife Früchte, Karamell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (890) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
Bière de 10 % abv, faite avec les meileurs ingrédients du marché, dixit le brasseur.... Couleur brun roux profond. Un peu de levure est incluse à l’ouverture. Bulles fines par milliers en colonne au centre. Mousse beige à flocons moyens, qui tombe de suite et nappe en cercle. Arômes de malt, fleurs, sureau, réglisse, pain d’épices, pointe de pruneau. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur un bel ensemble malt/houblon avec une herbe des bois, pointe de rose. Arrière-bouche avec des fleurs et du bois, pointe de vinaigre de vin. 2ème sur un ensemble plus malté. Un houblon en fleur. Bien. 3ème sur du malt et du tabac blond, avec de la croûte de pain. Arrière-bouche pleine mais fraîche. La longueur donne de belles teintes fleuries, houblonnées, avec du malt caramel, du gingembre et de la girofle. La levure n’est pas « ultra », assez linéaire. L’alcool offre une très belle progression sur la longueur, mais elle accentue l’amertume !! La finale présente des hauts et des bas, des moments disparates, et une amertume latente. Conclusion : cette bière ne peut concourir dans la catégorie des quadruples, à cause de sa levure faible et ses touches amères en finale. C’est une brune forte, une belle bière mais pas assez équilibrée. L’alcool ne peut tout sauver : cette bière en est une preuve évidente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (76) - FRANCE - NOV 22, 2013
Pours dark brown and murky with an audible fizziness. Rich smell of milk chocolate, bread, malty cereals and lots of things that are great to eat. Thick palate too and good balance sweet/bitter. Quite luxurious really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2013
Brownish beer with a lot of sediment and a nice beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, with roasted malts and a bit alcohol. Flavour is very soft, medium sweet, yeasty and the alcohol is very well hidden and only comes to the surface when the beer warms up a bit. Very nice brew. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (852) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Taste is malty and fruity. Very sweet and ULTRA SMOOTH. Real good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
Dark brown, medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet and bitter with a sour hint. Notes of caramel, nuts, dried fruit. Bitter sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
The head is ok, body brown and cloudy. It smells malty, darkmalty, alcoholic. The taste is yeasty, alcoholic, not the best alcoholic taste, strange. Drinkable. 11/8/8/7/12/8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
375 ml bottle
With the selection of higher gravity beers not that diverse at the time I chose to go with a continental offering. This is a very well made Belgian strong ale that fits the style instead of trying to be some sort of novelty. I would drink a couple more Ecaussinnes beers if they are not too expensive.

Aroma / Appearance - A creamy chestnut body is thick like melted chocolate or stained maple syrup watered down to be drinkable. The creamy legs add to a satisfying presence. Chestnuts, figs, almonds, and Hershey’s chocolate are heady and sweet like a glass of true hot chocolate. Traces of Granny Smith apples hide in the background.

Flavor / Palate - Carbonated hot chocolate and apple cider refresh the throat. Caramel, honey, and warm Hershey’s kisses melt on the tongue. There is a boozy aspect which is not shocking for a 10% ABV beer. This might be a better example of the style than most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (1045) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Couleur brune classique, effervescence aussi légère au palais que de visu, col fin mais persistant. Révèle une certaine douceur malgré son ABV de 10°, chocolat en attaque, puis caramel, sucre candi, réglisse pour l’amertume, fruits foncés, plutôt ronde, petit goût de porto sur la fin.

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