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Brewed by:
Stichting Noordhollandse Alternatieve Bierbrouwers (SNAB)
Netherlands | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 01-19-2005

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4
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at the 18th Christmas beerfestival in Essen on 15th Dec 2012.

Looked fine: a deep copper body with a light tanned head.

Sweet malty aroma, with winter spices and a nut note.

The taste was also malty, spiced and with a mild nut feel to the overall flavour. The alcohol is never far away in the body feel and a cinnamon taste beings to take over towards the end of each sip.

Different and interesting.

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Photo of stcules
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark, with mahogany reflexes. Beige, abundant head, quite compact, though not too beautiful.
Malty smell, chinotto, cinnamon, and other spices.
The taste is strongly spiced too, with the same notes of the smell, plus cardamomo, and liquorice in the back. On a malty backbone, with sweet notes. Maybe even lightly balsamic, eucalyptus like.
Again spicy in the aftertaste, and red fruit notes, and again a balsamic note.
Bodied, and quite long, with sweet and spicy notes.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Speculator pours in fine, without an overwelming head but satisfying and has a beautifull redcopper taint. Speculaas is a cookie with a lot of herbs and a specialty of Holland. Eating them quiet a lot in past years you know this smell. Sniffing this brew make you think back of those wonderfull days in your youth. Further not much to detect but OK its a speculaasbeer. Taste is more beer like and is (caramel)malty but also quiet overspiced with these speculaasherbs. Further litle sweet and ending quiet bitter. Good brew, somthing else and worth a try!

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Photo of beerpirates
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this beer at christmas beer festival Essen

Pours a clear brown color with an off white head.
Aroma has molasses, cookies, doves and overripe fruits. Lots of cinnamon and some apples.
Flavor is very sweet with alcoholic touches and retuning some of the cookies flavors, lots of spices and cinnamon
Very interesting, but to much cinnamon for me !

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