Cookie Beer | Brasserie Scassenes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Scassenes
Belgium
brasseriescassenes.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 09-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,888
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
41
pDev:
26.42%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of leginsh
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Homebrew
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.72/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Roch orange color. Vanilla, cinnamon and malty cookie aroma. Reminiscent of a pumpkin beer. Very adop syrupy sweet with vanilla and cinnamon and brown sugar.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased a bottle from a random shop in Bruges, because the name appealed to the wife. Not terrible. Basically a cinnamon/brown-sugar strong ale. Murky brown pour, yeasty/bready/spicy aroma, taste of toasted grains, cinnamon, brown sugar, neutral booze. Thin body. Okay for a taster, but not something I'd want to have again.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured a cloudy brown with lots of chunky sediment. There was a thick bubbly head that clung to the glass. It seemed overly carbonated with swirling bits. The nose is a bit sweet with some clove and spices. Nothing reminding me of cookies though. The cookies came forward in the flavour, but seemed quite artificial. There was some cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg there as well. It actually reminded me of the pumpkin spice syrup you get at your local Starbucks. The sweetness stuck around for quite a while. A bit of a strange beer.

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Photo of SVD
1.75/5  rDev -45%

33CL bottle at home. I found this in a store and thought: I like the cookie so maybe this beer is awesome. That was a mistake. The beer does look average, smells average, and while the taste wasn’t that bad, the after taste was and the worst part it doesn’t taste like the cookie in my opinion
24 FEB 2013

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1/5  rDev -68.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -45%

Photo of SemperIPA
3.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look - Cloudy orange-brown w/ lots of chunky sentiment and thin, light tan head.

Smell - Sweet aroma w/ a little alcohol lurking in the back.

Taste - Sweet, smooth caramel and strong cinnamon flavor that reminds me of the Speculoos cookie it mimics, but not quite the same.

Feel - Smooth but thin feel w/ strong carbonation.

Overall -- Good novelty beer. Not as tasty as the cookie and not a beer I could drink more than one/sitting, but if you like Speculoos Cookies this is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +25.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of RollBounce
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.96/5  rDev +24.5%
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

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Photo of Jeeb
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.17/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Brew_42
4.22/5  rDev +32.7%
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.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
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

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Photo of CStrife187
2.99/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of v1k1ng01
3.92/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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Photo of Hebi
1.75/5  rDev -45%

Photo of oline73
2.23/5  rDev -29.9%
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.

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