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Thiriez Dalva

Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Imperial IPA
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
American-inspired Double IPA with three American hops (Nugget, Simcoe and Citra), and an Alsatian hop (Aramis).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear amber with cream colored full head. Lots of caramel, lemon, sweet grains, some vegetables, orange juice, resin, pine cones, some dried mango and brown sugar. Over medium sweet and lasting bitter finish. Over medium bodied with syrupy feel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1114) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Double ipa non filtrée d’un niveau abv respectable de 8,6 %. Le brasseur donne une citation de Jim Harrison en complément : « une seule bouteille de bière suffit à engendrer un flot de grandes pensées ... ». Nous sommes d’accord avec lui, et nous emboîtons le pas en dégustant ce breuvage, et en donnant nos pensées en conclusion ... Couleur ambre cuivré très joli. Clarté nette. Bulles très fines en fontaine centrale, par centaines, bien vives. Mousse beige clair avec une magnifique texture de blanc d’œuf battu en haut , superbe. Arômes de mat grillé, pointe de cassonade, figue, châtaigne, touche de cassis. 1ère bouche à la superbe texture veloutée, et à la très grande entame malt/houblon , avec des épices. Arrière-bouche dense, très maltée, au fort caractère. 2ème au grand ensemble malt/houblon, avec une touche de bois exotique. Arrière-bouche très riche, complexe. 3ème où le côté exotique se développe encore vers le tabac brun, la résine oliban. Arrière-bouche forte, dense, capiteuse. Longueur qui donne de grandes nuances de malt grillé, houblon vert, feuilles d’automne, avoine, girofle, câpre. Jambes fines, très groupées, importantes. Levure précise, pointue, de caractère, grande ligne. Alcool fort, bien progressif, il développe les saveurs de façon extraordinaire. Finale qui donne encore d’autres choses dont la myrrhe et la résine oliban. CONCLUSION : double ipa très originale, dont le malt grillé vient compléter de façon très adéquate les houblons, et le fort potentiel abv travaille tout cela dans une grande harmonie. Du bel ouvrage, du savant ouvrage, du grandiose ouvrage. Ce n’est assurément pas une bière de couillon, disait Dalva, la femme-ourse ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small off-white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramel malty and some mild bready notes. Flavour is floral, fruity, caramelly and some herbal notes to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
bottle shared at a bar. poured a clear dark orange colour with a slight off white head. nose is sweet caramel malts, bitter pine hops, resinous notes and grapefruits, strong floral hops. spiced yeast, and bread malts. not my kind of beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (1559) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Gent Belgium.Taste at Graslei Gent Belgium.06.08.2015.Pour it dark hazy orange color with small white head.Aroma of peach.Taste pine, too much honey, sweet all the time, ah not my beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear orange beer with a big, dense, white head. Aroma is apples, caramel, bit sweet. Medium carbonation. Taste is caramel, pretty bitter, even a bit herbal, pine, orange peel. Aftertaste is very piny and resinous, with a sweet touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (907) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. 10-12°C tasting. Home. A clear orange to yellow beer with a big white foamy head ; medium retention ; good lacing. Resin, herb, grapefruit, citrus, lime. Medium dry bitter, warming background, light sweet. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, fruity bitter finish poorly refreshing. Overall, a delicious fruity herbal beer ; balanced dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1118) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Really refreshing imperial IPA with super lively carbonation and a big floral aroma. Nice, tingly finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (648) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
A french Imperial IPA which immediatly smacks you in the face with it’s fresh, strong and somehow even spicey hoppy aroma. A wonderful treat and a real special (and fresh) IPA. Must be in my top 10 of favorite IPA’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1110) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Medium white firm head, copperbrown coloured body, yeasty malts smell, medium carbonatin medium to high bitter, caramel, a bit thick texture a bit hoppy malts taste

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