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Thiriez / Jester King la Petite Princesse

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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 87   ABV: 2.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (169) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (274) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4086) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2856) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Deconinck ? @ home 03.05.’15. Hazy light amber with a white head. Aroma: veggie, yeast, bit hops. Light body. Taste: little sweet, fruits, citrus, with nice light bitter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1805) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Pours hazy light yellow Aromas of funk, barnyard, stable, thyme Taste has light notes of citrusy fruits, hay, bread, stable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lilja (2036) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningen 2015. Smak och doft av hö, gräs, jord, citrus. Lätt kropp,liten sötma, torr och sträv med stor beska.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2421) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. En riktigt lätt torr stram saison. Frisk, lätt gräsig beska och lite funkig. En trevlig lättöl.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gowdy (855) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at home, courtesy of Craig. Very cloudy. A light golden colour. Not much head.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from MOMH. Very pale golden, big white foam head. Soft lemon aroma. Medium carbonation. Mild creamy malt, lemon thyme, grapefruit peel. Long dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
28th November 2014
Bottle share at Bruce’s pad. Hazy gold beer, pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crisp. Airy malts, nebulous malt cream. Bitterish brett, mild citrus and traces of lemon and marmalade. Soft and bitter finish. Not bad.


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