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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brown beer of 8% alcohol. Lightly sweet and a special taste of different spices. Winner of "Coq de Cristal" as best Belgian brown beer in 2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Specialty beer with yellowish beige, equal, moussy, sticky and stable head and very dark chestnut brown colour with ruby hue, misty. Aroma reveals a strong spicy sweetness of gingerbread, star aniseed, cinnamon and mint, some ’speculoos’ too, chocolate, cloves, blackcurrant, candied cherries, liqueur. Explicit sugary and syrupy sweetness in the mouth, soft and rounded mouthfeel, becoming more spicy but in a ’pastry’ kind of way, with ginger, aniseed and cinnamon impressions, a certain leatheriness and woodiness, resinous, port-like with weak hoppiness in the finish, which is dominated by the lingering initial candi sweetness. Unusual, very sweet but nevertheless interesting. Recommendable for those who enjoy thick, utterly sweet yet rich beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3629) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle . Pours caramel brown , clear . Small white head . smell is sweet , earthy , caramel , coockies . Taste is sweet , cinnamon , earth , caramel , sugar Too high carbo . Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle shared. Gushed a hazy brown with small tan head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, malt, spice and light herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Gusher. Thin white head. Hazy brown pour. Ok. Pity about the gushing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Een lekker bruin bier zoals het hoort te zijn, met een goede volle smaak eraan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2395) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Belgian brown beer. Has the usual malty and yeasty body, otherwise not very special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (8502) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Hazy, dark brown rich red body with a quick head. Sweetish, fruity flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
330ml bottle [gusher]. Cloudy, reddish brown colour with average to huge, frothy, rapidly diminishing, beige to ochre head. Sweetish, fruity and yeasty aroma with a floral touch, hints of bubble gum, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet malty, spicy, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, a fruity touch of plum. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8394) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Trübes braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, überreife Früchte, hefig, würzig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (707) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2014
Bière double de 8 % abv, dont mon exemplaire a dépassé sa date limite de 4 ans (fin 09). Fermentation haute, refermentée en bouteille. Couleur brun acajou très sombre. Bulles très fines en colonne au centre. Mousse beige tendre qui nappe à 2 mm. Arômes de cerises confites, noyau de cerise, cake aux fruits confits, grenadine. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur du café du Brésil, du malt sombre, houblon en fleur, blé noir. Arrière-bouche assez longue, plutôt maltée avec une épice. 2ème un peu plus fondue, épicée avec une pointe de kirsch. 3ème assez épicée avec un fond d’herbes. Arrière-bouche agréable où les 2 tendances alternent. La longueur fait passer les épices aussi, dans un déséquilibre important. La levure est forte, dense, fruitée. L’alcool est correct et progressif. La finale apporte des touches exotiques, pas désagréables mais pointues. Conclusion : les 2 bières Ecaussines brune de Noël et celle-ci présentent la même couleur, le même nez, le même degré d’alcool, le même déséquilibre épices et herbes dans la longueur … De là à penser que … Moi, j’ai fait comme eux, j’ai mis la même … cote !!

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