Brewed by Scåssenes (previously Ecaussinnes)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
ekstedt (6609) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from bierzwerg.de. CLear deep golden with some small floaters, medium white head. Strong cloying spicy cookie aroma. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation. Ultra (sic!) sweet. Pretty disgusting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
L’arôme de speculoos et peut-être le zeste d’orange. Le goût est très sucré et come le speculoos. Au début c’est étonnant, une bière de speculoos! Mais après un ’tis bou d’temps le sucre commence a dominer et au fin du verre c’est comme du medicament sucré de speculoos. Bois-la vite! Une bonne experience, spécialement si tu la prend avec des cookies speculoos mais il n’est pas une bière trop serieux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jdavidh (164) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
"Enjoyed" on 10/18/2011

Weird gimmick but I had to try it, being at Delerium Cafe, home of a gazillion beers. Poured into a mildly fluted glass from a bottle. Nice translucent amber with a finger of light head and minimal lacing.

Nose is a cookie! Gingerbread, cinnamon, sugar, spicy pepperiness. Quite nice to the nose, and quite a disappointment on first taste.

Absurdly sweet - overpowers the variety of cookie flavors with almost nothing but sugar. Tiny hints of gingerbread and cinnamon. Few bubbles, but not flat per se. A bit of pepper in the aftertaste but much, much more sugar. Almost rock candy-like - can nearly feel crystals of sugar on the tongue. Got quite sour as it warmed, and was quite difficult to finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Süßlicher Geruch, lebkuchenartig, verbrannt. Süßer Antrunk, sehr stark Nach Zimt. Mitte noch stärker nach Zimt und weihnachtlichen Gewürzen. Dies hängt auch im Abgang lange nach. Nicht mein Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Hazy goldish orange with small to.medium floaties and a thin lasting hazy white head. Smells like a belgian ale with toasted malt, cinamon, ginger and light citrus. Full creamy frothy body. Twstes sweet fruit peach, ginger, cinnamon and banana wheatness. No cookie here whatsoever. False advertising.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
LomYst (839) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
disgusting beer... extreme and ugly in it’s sweetness and the speculoos flavour is absurdly artificial.... baaah

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mile (3887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Dark golden, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweet aroma, caramel, spiciness (cinnamon). Body is medium, malty and sugary sweet flavor, caramel, spiciness. Finish is average, malty and sugary sweet, some caramel, spiciness and some alcohol. Really not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (1255) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2012
Golden colour medium bubbly head, smell is fresh but also sharp from the typical speculoos/cinamon smell, medium carbonation with a more clear speculoos taste, especially in the aftertaste the cinaomon keeps a while togheter with a medium bitterness, i was afread that it would be too sweet but it is not

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12209) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
Draft at Brussels Beer Festival. Pours cloudy brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, biscuits and malt. Flavour is medium sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It really is like drinking nice cinnamon cookies!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle @ Delirium. At last! My epic search for Cookie Beer has reached its end. But is it worth the trip to Belgium? Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. The nose is bright spicy ginger powder, brown sugar, and vanilla. Hints of sweet chocolate. The taste strongly resembles a ginger snap with some chocolate syrup. Sickly sweet. This beer’s mildly astringent, and definitely drinks up to its 8% ABV. Full and syrupy. Overall, not good. Sweet and hard to drink (a shock!).

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