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


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
11th June 2008. Sweet brown beer. Licoricey medicinal notes with hints of spices. All blends together quite well and makes it a bit of the beaten track.

Pinball (12598) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
33cl bottle purchased from plan-b deep brown, giant thick smooth light brown head. sweet dark fruity, dessert liquer aroma, marzipan. stale berries. nice but also a bit artificial / spicy / chocolate fill like. flavor is veeeery sweet, chocolate, dark fruits, dessert wine, a bit too much, ends a little toffee bitter. flavor quite less interesting than aroma.

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2009
Bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen. Amber color, huge and really lasting offwhite head. Raosted vinous aroma, malt, wood, syrup. Sweet syrup flavor, sugar, malt and with woody notes.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
In short: A spicy cookie in a bottle. Drinkable.
How: Bottle 330ml, 1+ year of age
The look: Cloudy redish-brown body topped by a persistent small tan head
In long: Spicy nose, the type of Christmas beer spiciness with a lot of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and such. Taste adds a lot of pleasant dark fruits (prunes, raisins and such) that work somewhat well with the strong spicy character. The malt has such a strong cookie character that the beer really felt like a spicy christmas/graham cookie. Molasses and cane sugar complete the flavour spectrum. Very yeasty with a fluffy and floury sensation. This could very well pass as a Belgian Christmas beer. Not a bad beer but calling it “UltraDelight” is very misleading, almost fraudulent. Like this appliance I bought that was called “Maintenance-free”, if it breaks it cannot be fixed.

Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Hazy brown. Thin head. Slightly chocolatey. Lightly chewy character with some caramel, raisins and walnuts. Odd, I don’t entirely think it works but nor do I dislike it.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Brown pour with a foamy tan colored head. Aroma is spicy, sugary, fruity and some good yeast notes. Flavor is good, but not as good as the aroma. Sweet with a bit of hotness. Spices are present and yeast as well. Mediocre.

edelbrauer (61) - Rügen, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2008
bottle, nice chestnut brown color, thick creamy light brown foam, quite inviting. aroma is dominated by alcohol notes, spice cookies made from cinnemon, cane sugar with a touch of melasse, a little sweet liquorize lies over it all, hmm yammie. Flavor reminds me of chrismas cookies again, it´s just the liquorize that turned into anis, juicy dates join into the dance and gentle raisin notes great from above. the palate is initially quite sweet, full and chewy, while the finish is balanced by earthy hop notes to an almost perfect balance. another sip just to starts this trip all over hmm

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ Home.
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy, good lancing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, fruity - dark berryes, moderate to light heavy yeasty, spicy - clove. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and a spicy burn finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to lively. It’s a bit to spicy IMO. (070608)

BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
33cl, with spices, from De Hopduvel Gent, not balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew

blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle (11.2oz) shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky dark amber-brown with an average size beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, alcohol, caramel malt and spices -- not bad actually. Flavour’s malty and fruity, sweet and sticky, with brown sugar, burnt caramel and alcohol and hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Sticky mouthfeel. Pretty good, I enjoyed it.

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