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Thiriez / Jester King la Petite Princesse

Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Saison
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 87   ABV: 2.9%
Collaboration with Jester King, it’s the "sister" of Le Petit Prince; brewed at Thiriez, same recipe, different malt and hop suppliers, and different yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8448) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle - Lots of sweet honey notes and grain. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light grains and lots of sweet light honey. Finish has a touch of bitterness. I think I like the Prince better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2075) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Bitter lemon gele kleur met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt kruidig, citroen, hop. Smaakt klein beetje zuur, citroen, hop. Dun en weinig carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Slightly hazy pale yellow/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay, some citrus and grapefruit. Fruity herbal flavor, yeasty, hay, floral, some grapefruit. Quite ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow, small white head. Aroma is mild herbal, fruity and slight citrusy hoppy. Mild citrusy and mellow. Grassy, smooth citrusy. Crisp hoppy into a smooth fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3432) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
Petite Princesse Batch 486 this Jester King/Thiriez collab was a slow gusher and poured a matte copper. 2.9% Not so appetizing but the nose is great: peppery, orange blossoms, dough and possibly wild flowers like dandelions? Soft bodied with a bitter metallic finish. The taste is muddled bitter, earthy, brett, hay, green. Complex for 2.9% but I was expecting more. Though this bottle was drunk fairly warm after getting shaken up in my bag... Best thing about it is the nose. As I drink it, this princess grew on me with peppery wheat, spice & floral notes. I need to try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours a very hazy golden color with white head. Funk, citrus, wheat, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2015
@ La Fine Mousse. Pale golden color with a white head with medium lasting. Aroma has notes of citrus, hay and grassy hints. Flavor is moderate bittery with some flower hints. Dry sensantion and mild bitterness in the final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (210) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2015
1.15€ Leclerc Bailleul Trouble avec un léger dépôt dans le fond de la bouteille. Belle mousse aérée. Acide, amére, houblonnée. Légère, parfaite pour l’été

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (464) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Robe or, léger reflets ambrés. Nez sur le houblon, le malt, et la levure sur un fond d’agrumes. Bouche tout en fraîcheur mais un manque de profondeur et de complexité, par contre une belle finale amère. Une saison légère.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4425) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 750mL bottle from Cave a Bulles, brewed 12/20/14, drunk 4/26/15
Fantastic, unrelenting head is mostly well-retained. Snow white atop a very light blonde body with plentiful carbonation and a good clarity, leaving the yeast behind.
Very hoppy in the nose, but in a Thiriez way, meaning quite different than many other breweries. It’s like a big shot of thyme and black pepper. I’m not the biggest fan of Thiriez’ other beers and this certainly isn’t my ideal hop aroma, but I can appreciate it and the aroma is otherwise clean, with a dusting of light honey and vanilla. Maybe a touch of crayon-like waxiness? Obviously no alcohol notes.
Fantastically light but still drinkable, much on account of the tight carbonation and refreshing, zesty hop bitterness. Pepper, herbs and just a touch of light lemon zest. It all works well together and the yeast adds very soft fruits (nectarines, peach skin, unripe strawberry) while the texture is very soft, given over to a wheat-like chewiness. Light minerality (plaster, hint of cellar must) adds some complexity and the beer goes down just as easily as Petit Prince. I found that one to be a touch cleaner and yet more flavorful overall with less heavy pepperiness to the hops and lacking this one’s touch of astringency/malt huskiness from the low gravity. Great though, and supremely drinkable.

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