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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 119   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.


oldrtybastrd's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3106) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5042) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5248) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Een lekker bruin bier zoals het hoort te zijn, met een goede volle smaak eraan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2178) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Belgian brown beer. Has the usual malty and yeasty body, otherwise not very special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (8039) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Hazy, dark brown rich red body with a quick head. Sweetish, fruity flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7372) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (573) - 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 !!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2126) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2014
bottle. dark, brown, clear. spicy, herbal with some sprucy cola notes. interesting, tho not unique or really too exciting. soft nice body. full flavoured. spicy, almost xmas- ly. abv well hidden. nice, light mouthfeel. ok drink, nice feel. dont like xmas spiced stuff after the seasons though. A month ago I’d probably rate this a whole lot better, but right now it feels like an .. whatever score I gave it.


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