Ecaussinnes Archiduc de Nivelles – Brasserie Scåssenes (Ecaussinnes, Belgium)

Ecaussinnes Archiduc de Nivelles – Brasserie Scåssenes (formerly Brasserie d’Ecaussinnes), 6.2% ABV, 75cl., (Ecaussinnes, Belgium)

according to, “beer flavoured with limes” (makrut limes, I suspect)

  • Style: (lime) Spice/herb/vegetable Beer
  • Taste: Barley malt liquor sweet dominant gag reflex unclean
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor stores??
  • How much: ~$9 CAD, sometime in 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no don’t do it

Visual: Composite cork with a twisty steel cap top, quality hefty bottle. Pours clear light copper brown with smallish head, thick fine-bubbled retention, lots of clustered streams.

Nose: lemon tea, thick dense syrupy liquid lager barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: micro-fizzy-tingly CO2 crisp

Mid-palate: malt liquor, long (lvl-6-sweetness), tangy barley malt, hints of lemon tea

Finish: slight bitter makrut lime peel, persistent malted barley, gag reflex

Summary: I’m not digging this Belgian – way to malt liquor-ish heavy and an unclean dull citrus component. Not exactly refreshing either. Not my type of beer at all. Decent quality (texture, packaging, depth) but the flavour isn’t right for me.