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Cookie Beer - Brasserie D'Ecaussinnes

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 24.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie D'Ecaussinnes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 09-13-2007)
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Reviews by 3frog:
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3frog

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Zythos festival.

Drinkability first, since to me this was about the cookie-beer experience. I would call this a true dessert beer, and from that perspective I thought it was spot on. This was my 2nd favorite beer at ZBF, though few that I spoke with agreed.

A-Nice golden color with lots of head that wouldn't go away.

S-Cookies!! Speculoos-like; lots of ginger and other spices

T-Cookies!! yet again. Same spice characteristics and quite sweet.

M-not exactly viscous, but I'd definitely call it full-bodied.

If my mom had given me this when I was growing up, I'd have started my hobby much earlier...
If you like spiced beers, I'd say to check it out with the right frame of mind. PS: their other beers were all too sweet for me, as they didn't have other flavors to balance the malt.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2008 19:57:33 | More by 3frog
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +20.8%

06-20-2014 16:07:51 | More by patre_tim
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SStein

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2014 09:35:29 | More by SStein
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RollBounce

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

01-21-2014 19:19:34 | More by RollBounce
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dcmchew

Romania

3.96/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Found an old review, sorry for being so messy though:

I can't find out if this beer is made with real speculoos biscuits; because that's what it is, crushed down creamy speculoos biscuits; huge strong sweetness, along with the warm alcohol; big caramel sweetness, chocolatey, heavily spiced (tons of cocoa, cinnamon, some mild vanilla, also nutmeg, with some decent ginger and pepper); the malts are mostly biscuity (duh); low fruitiness, maybe some dark fruit, low acidic (maybered apple rind); despite the sweetness, there is a bitterness in the end, part from the mild hoppiness, part from the coffee notes (or really dark chocolate);
An interesting beer, especially for those with a (very) sweet-tooth; really enjoyable as an after-dinner dessert, or maybe in a snowy evening

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 19:53:43 | More by dcmchew
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Jeeb

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

09-16-2013 18:46:37 | More by Jeeb
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2013. Acquired some time ago from a webshop, and stored in my garage. The label describes it as strong speculoos beer - so presumably flavoured in the manner of the famous Belgian biscuit. Unusual...

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with a ton of chunky sediment and good carbonation. Yields a smallish head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before settling as a patchy surface layer. Aroma of spice and sugar; strong hints of cinnamon and clove, mild banana, a twinge of bubblegum, fruity yeast esters and faint stewed leaves. A sweetness lurks in the background but it has a harshness that suggests artificial additives. Unbalanced.

Tastes of sweet spiciness with a dry finish. Notes of cinnamon, clove, artificial sweetner, nutmeg, mild banana, bubblegum, fruity yeast esters and faint stewed leaves. The sweetness is persistent and rather cloying, in addition to being somewhat acrid. Despite the taste it seems well-attenuated. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent carbonation but an insubstantial body. Somewhat astringent, followed by an aftertaste of spice, harsh sweetness, cardboard and earthy yeast.

Meh - this is just an oddball brew. Looks OK, but the aroma and flavour are rather intense and lop-sided. Too much spice and sweetness; not enough of a malty foundation. Body is mediocre. The biggest flaw with this is the artificial sweetner, as it really doesn't taste nice. Take that away, enhance the malt backbone and it would be much improved. Intriguing but not really worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 01:12:26 | More by jazzyjeff13
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-09-2013 02:49:36 | More by stampfler07
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Amber/Brown with a thick white head

S- Cinnamon and spices

T- It tastes like cinnamon cookies. No joke. I know a lot of beers are advertised as having certain flavors but this beer means it. It tastes like a snickerdoodle and if it were available in the New England area I would stock up with it every Christmas because it is the perfect holiday brew.

F-Warm and slightly carbonated

O-Surprised to see such a low score as I loved it. Then again I have never been accused of having the manliest taste in beer and the sweetness might throw some people off.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 06:22:36 | More by Brew_42
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange and fights me to build a head, what does build is quickly gone...

S - Smells like a rich pumpkin ale from the States, fulll of cinnamon and nutmeg, also a hint of flintstones vitamins.

T - Holy handgrenade of sweet beer; brown sugar to name the sweetener. Huge amounts of baking spices packed into a biscuity autumn treat. It envelopes and tempts to overpower the palate. Good news, there is a subtle gourdlike bitter at the back end.

M - A medium body and medium amount of multi size bubble excites the tongue.

Overall, I like sweet beers, as well as autumnal offerings. I don't know if that is what Brasserie D'Ecaussinnes was aiming for however it worked for me. I'd recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 13:59:19 | More by JoeAmerican77
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smell Cinnamon & brown sugar
taste cinnamon & artificial sweetener
look cloudy beer full of cinnamon
not too fizzy (then again it did half explode on opening

strange brew I do hop so much that it is sugar and not some godawful sweet&lo deal in it
perhaps if it was left to age

I like cookies
I love cinnamon
I live for beer
but this was a bit much for me

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 21:52:55 | More by EmperorBevis
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CStrife187

North Carolina

2.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a tasting glass

A - Pours a hazy amber with a thin quickly dissipating head that leaves almost no lacing.

S - Smells strongly of Belgian yeast and brown sugar, with an estery apple note.

T - Very sweet. I guess that's to be expected given the name. Tastes somewhat like fruit bubble gum with a hint of spice. And odd bitterness in the finish lingers behind with the fruity aroma.

M - Thin and Highly carbonated. This feels more like a boutique soda on the tongue than a beer. As it sits the carbonation fades quickly and the beer takes on a slightly syrupy texture.

O - Well, I guess this is what I get for drinking a "cookie beer." The bottle doesn't lie. Worth a try for the curious, but I won't be trying one again. Maybe it would be better to think of this as a dessert than as a drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 17:43:18 | More by CStrife187
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v1k1ng01

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

• Out of the bottle at the Bruges Beer Fest.
• Cloudy Amber Ale with soft lightly foamy head. Slowly settles in a few minutes.
• Smells sweet malty, molasses and spices. Like a Pumpkin Ale without the pumpkin…
• Tastes like Christmas… nutmeg, ginger, brown sugar and, sweet maltyness.
• Feels thick, heavy and, wheat-like; almost like figgy-duff pudding but in a bottle.
• Overall a refreshing holiday style treat.
• Would make a good Fall or Christmas spiced ale. It was so good I went to Beer Temple and picked-up a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 20:42:53 | More by v1k1ng01
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Hebi

Japan

1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

10-12-2012 15:00:50 | More by Hebi
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oline73

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pours a cloudy golden amber with a finger of off white head and some good retention. There is some brown sediment that doesn't look great.

Smell: very sweet with some belgian spice. I'm getting some fruit, banana and pineapple. Other than sweetness, not much resembling a cookie.

Taste: Slightly better than the smell. Too sweet, malt and brown sugar. Banana and pineapple hints are there too. Maybe a slight cinnamon note.

Mouthfeel: a bit syrupy, medium carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: really bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 22:12:59 | More by oline73
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slammgrass

Belgium

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought from ABC Drinks Leuven in Feb 2012. Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Served cold, and allowed to warm up.

Appearance: golden, minimal carbonation, translucent lacing on top, and lots of yeast floating around (not a bad characteristic in my opinion). No head or retention of foam on top.

Smell/Aroma: sweet; crushed dates, reminds me a much darker Belgian (perhaps a double). Candied ginger as it warms.

Taste: At first, the beer straight from the fridge and poured into a rinsed out Duvel tulip fell very flat. It was remarkably sweet (it is a cookie beer after all); when allowed to warm up a bit I can taste more notes of cinnamon. I even paired it with a speculoos/speculaas (Belgian gingerbread cookies, aka Biscoff) cracker towards the end of my beer. Nutmeg and candy ginger.

Overall: While not a favorite, this beer is fun in that it's a cookie beer. I'm glad I stuck through the entire tasting, and saved this for a time when I went on a beer run nearby to pick up lots of new things. This will most certainly be sold in Belgian beer shops, but you'll never find it anywhere in a cafe. It's fun and creative, perhaps can even be enjoyed as a dessert beer. It's unique, and since it's Belgium and the craft beer scene hasn't exploded, I'm giving these guys props, but next time I'll stick to the some speculaas cookies instead. Btw, this beer pairs excellently with gingerbread, or perhaps speculaas crusted cheesecake?

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 19:00:35 | More by slammgrass
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kja157

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +51.1%

02-07-2012 19:11:41 | More by kja157
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +36%

01-13-2012 16:17:40 | More by bonbini26
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kojevergas

Texas

2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle acquired in Bruges, Belgium, and served into ZBF 2010 stemware in Ghent, Belgium. Best before date is January 11th, 2011 or 2013; it's hard to tell. Reviewed live.

A: Four finger head of no cream. Head is quite thin but retains quite well, especially for the ABV. Yeast particles are present alongside the dark murky copper colour.

Sm: Not really at all like a cookie. Pure barley and malt, with floral and citrus notes that seem bland. A mild strength scent.

T: Malt, strange sort of grainy hops, with some slight floral nuts and maybe some nut, but if so it's on the fringe. The yeast doesn't add anything of substance. Cinnamon spice. No chocolate or toffee notes, as one may expect from something labelled Cookie Beer. And wait a second, what the fuck is this? Banana? BANANA? In a cookie beer? Seriously? Not complex, but certainly subtle. Balanced but far from bold.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but nicely handled. Actually pretty well done if you consider how it affects and supports the [lack of] flavours. A bit thick for how light the flavours are, but it's forgivable.

Dr: A high price for a mediocre beer. Not worth a try for anyone serious about beer. The "cookie" mentioned is actually a Belgian style cookie, so don't expect Granny's chocolate chip homebaked when you drink it. Think of a stale biscuit with some random banana thrown in haphazardly. I suspect they literally crumbled cookie into this beer prior to bottling, the bastards.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 20:46:14 | More by kojevergas
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

1.93/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-straw with chunks of crud floating around. Massive fluffy white head that lasts some time and leaves thick lacing.

Smell. Cloves, ginger, nutmeg and a little yeast.

Taste. Sweet, heavy spice. Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon. Hints of malt and belgian yeast funk.

Mouthfeel. Thick and sticky with strong carbonation. If it wasn't for the carbonation, this would be unbearable.

Overall. I see what they're going for here, but the strength and combination of spices used just doesn't work for me. Will avoid in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 02:20:44 | More by Rutager
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very cloudy. Greenish, light amber color. Definite yeasty beasties in the brew. Large starting head--leaves some spotty lace.

Strong ginger aroma; this seems to mask anything else that might be present.

Less cookie and more ginger in the taste, which is particularly strong in the swallow and aftertaste. Very good body--rich with a lower bubble level. There's an element medicine to the taste. All of the traditional tastes seem to be missing. Too much of a good thing?

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 23:31:53 | More by smcolw
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Grunewald

British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass. It pours cloudy yellow amber with lots of white suspended particles. The head is white and leaves a dusting of lace on the glass while settling to form a ring on the liquid surface.

S - white cake, desert spices, cinnamon, licorice, hints of fruit and yeast

T - very sweet and syrupy, nectar, caramel, licorice, enduring spice, ripe fruit (not harsh at all) and light yeast

M - medium-light carbonation, medium body, syrupy, oily but not sticky, and a wet finish that warms the throat

D - one of the sweetest beers I have tasted. The smell is good but the details do not carry over into the taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 01:42:07 | More by Grunewald
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Split a bottle with my wife after dinner at Chambar in Vancouver. Poured into two Belgian style tulip glasses. Hazy yellow colored body. Nice fluffy white head formed. Lots of lacing. Smell was pungent with cinnamon and cloves. This beer smelled like a holiday candle. Taste was just like a cookie: a lot of sugar, molasses, cinnamon, gingerbread, and nutmeg. Mouthfeel was on the thick side. If you could drink a Christmas cookie, this would be the beer. This is definitely a dessert beer, and would not pair well with dinner. Also, the flavor is very strong, which might turn some people off. A half glass was plenty for me. I would not want a whole bottle or more. The flavor was at times overpowering. A unique beer to try, but I felt it was overpriced a bit at CAD$10.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 19:36:07 | More by morebeergood
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Dentist666

Russian Federation

3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy amber beer with large off-white head and brown sediment above. Complex spiced aroma of ginger, cinnamon and cookie. Nice sweet taste of spices prevailing, subtle malt body with slender hints of hop and alcohol, pleasant as a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 14:03:18 | More by Dentist666
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HeyItsChili

China

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours an opaque gold with a foamy, tightly bubbled ecru head.

S - Really nothing to write home about. Mildly sweet.

T - Spicy and sweet. Reminiscent of gingerbread, brown sugary, candy sweet. Very faint alcohol finish.

M - Sort of sticky, a little chewy, decent carbonation.

Notes - Just got this beer for sort of a goof, didn't expect too much from it, but was fairly happy with the results. Won't be buying it again, but I'm not upset by any means.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 17:20:35 | More by HeyItsChili
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