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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Frères de la Bière.

Initialement nommée "les Frères de la Bière", elle est le fruit d’un partenariat avec un brasseur anglais, John Davidson de la Swale Brewery, dans le cadre d’un projet Interreg.

Blonde, légère en alcool, un houblon aromatique du Kent, utilisé très généreusement lui confère son caractère unique.. "Dès l’attaque, l’amertume est là, puissante, enrobante,bien associée au malt. Structure moelleuse, bien maltée et sans lourdeur. Du houblon à l’état nature envahit le palais. Les amateurs vont en raffoler" Bière Magazine mars-avril 2006 Exportée au USA sous le nom de Thiriez EXTRA


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rustyham (1778) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Cloudy greenish yellow with a big head. Aroma is very saison-like with lemons and light caramel. Pledge. Flavor is very hot, black pepper and chicken kiev. Very fizzy palate. Bottle from Mmmckay at the PreLabor Day Beer Tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy pale straw with fizzy carbonation and foamy white head. Aroma of hay, fresh cut grass, and fermenting lemons- funky for sho. Soft texture with a fine spritzy carbonation, webby lacing. Flavor of pale wheat malts countered by a herbal and spicy bitterness. Grassy and yeasty finish with some hints of white pepper. Not bad. Sort of like a light bodied hoppy Saison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a hazy golden with ample white head. Aroma of funky yeast, some hops, spice, a trace of apple. Similar taste, very mild with a nice dry hop finish. Lots of carbonation. The French are assholes, but I can dig this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle explodes in my hands upon opening. Absolutely gushes foam and fizz. Very cloudy and orange in color. Smells peppery, spicy, and green. Smells of crisp and freshly cut vegetables. Belgian style without a doubt. Vegetal flavor as well, but I don’t mind. This beer is unique and different which makes it worth trying. Not sessionable at all though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Gusher when opened. Pillowy, white head with a hazy, golden body. Lemon, grass, toffee, some earth, anise. Flavor is much the same. Bitter, almost numbing. Interesting and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
claudiovox (5) - USA - JUN 24, 2010 does not count
hazy, amber, cereal, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, fizzy,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle from Bierkoning. Murky yellow body with huge head. Nose of malts and spices. Smooth malty taste with hops as well. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5131) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2010
33cl Bottle, a birthday gift. Slightly hazy golden colour, dense white head. Aroma of bready malts, hops, light yeasty. Flavour is light sweet, chalky, hoppy, light yeasty, nice malty and hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. It’s a bit like XX Bitter-light.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2010
Bouteille 33 cl achetée à la braaerie à Esquelbecq (F). Bière jaune foncée, trouble, petite mousse fine. Parfum de malt et houblon, en bouche c’est l’amertume qui prend le dessus. Si le corps est léger, malté doux, c’est l’amer qui finit à nouveau en force. Sûrement un essai de pale ale américaine ou une belge ratée. Bière trop typée, pas agréable. De plus à la brasserie, on est pas souriant, lent (1/2 h d’attente) et pour la sympathie, il faudra repasser. Je ne repasserai pas !


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