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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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).


Kristall-König's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, - JAN 18, 2013
Malziger, weinartiger Geruch, Trauben. Süßer Start ins Geschehen. Süßmalzige Mitte, Schokolade, weinartig, kaum Alkohol. Abgang dichtmalzig, schwer und süß. Überraschend liquide, könnte aber noch komplexer sein. Ansonsten recht gut.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1270) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle@home. Small head. Brown haze. Medium carbonation. Honey dark dried fruit nutty toffy notes. Cookie sharp alcoholic medium mouthfeel. Complex. Mostly dry. Some sweetness in the end. Healthy yeast flavours. Solid malty strong brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3628) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle . Pours dark brown, with a red glow. Small to good white head . Smell is bitter, tiny bit of coffee aspect, earthy , some hidden sweetness . Taste is bitter, some coffee, bit earth . caramel . Surprisingly sweet . Very soft carbo , light as well . Good, but less good than the other beers in the series even though higher ratings here ...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Ecaussinnes’ second beer, a potent ’massieve ale’ with a deep dark brown colour and medium thick, light beige head. Chocolatey and caramelly aroma, walnuts, candied fruits, raisins, brown bread, yeasty notes, floral hops; fluffy, mouth-filling maltiness, deep dark fruity sweetness, caramelly and chocolatey, slightly bittering in the end with indeed a kind of Scotch-like effect, and the expected warming alcohol. Complex and well-made, I really enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2014
750ml, BB2011 (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear deep brown color. Tiny to almost no head, but that’s ok. Raisins, sweet, faint peppermint and cake in aroma. Raisins, woody, mint chocolate cake in taste. Some spicy aspects too. So fluffy and uplifting. No signs of alcohol. Fantastic brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (945) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 11, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: clear ruby red with big east flakes, beige medium head. Aroma: rich dried fruit, cranberries, raisins, a bit of alcohol make it feel like a fruity liquor or a desert wine, brown sugar. Taste: very sweet, dried fruit, caramel malt, light spicy bitterness, no alcohol, medium body. By the time you finish the bottle, it starts to feel a bit cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Net zoals de blonde en de amber een bier met een uitgesproken, lekkere smaak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2395) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Strong dark beer with a yeasty body of malt. Has notes of dark fruit and fruity yeast. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
langeveld12 (255) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (707) - 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.


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