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


on tap

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (480) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - APR 4, 2016
Pours a thin white head with barley, fresh hops and wheat aromas. Pale gold colored hazy body. Tastes Bitter and fresh with complex hoppy notes. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
33cl bottle. Hazy golden with a thick fluffy head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, spicy, belgian yeast, peppery. Moderate sweetness with a long bitter finish, that is maybe a bit rough. Reminds me of De Ranke XX bitter in a much less extreme way. Average carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Overall great saison. I do not undestrand the low ratings, especially compared to others like Dupont Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Well it does certainly have a fine head and good foggy gold body that no one could complain about, unless they like crappy beers, and I myself like to think I don’t like crappy beers. The aroma is a lot of yeast with a hint of coriander, European to be sure and I’m not sure where all these hops are they go on aboot but nonetheless the aroma is great since it brings back memories. Flavour is a great mix of European yeast and hops with a dry finish. Great mix on this one, slightly dry and floral but not specifically so. Balanced, intriguing, and a good sign that French beers are moving in the right direction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (703) - - MAR 16, 2016
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Paris. Hazy orange-gold colour with a good white head. The aroma is of ripe banana, and the taste is an interesting mixture of grass, citrus and banana. Medium bitterness. Quirky and delightful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (482) - FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Pretty good. The taste is fresh, hoppy, and citrusy. The beer looks nice and hazy although the head is a bit funny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AssKicker (201) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
Bonne odeur fruitée, amertume assez prononcée sans être excessive, légère astringence, bonne carbo. Sympa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lodgewick (62) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
330ml at home. Nice whit thick head with good lacing. Hazy pale orange colour. Sweet apple, sourness and some earthlike flavors in aroma. Taste is some malts, raw sourness and medicinelike bitterness. Palate is under medium. Ok but useless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (7970) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Tap@The French Craft Beer Festival at Malmö Brewing Taproom, Malmö - gold yellow coloured pour with a white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and floral grassy hoppy, citrus lemon notes, light palate and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tesorino (12) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Slightly clouded amber-orange with a thin head. Has a tropical fruitiness that’s better stated in its nose, behind a medium to high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 1 year old bottle on LCBO clearance. Pour hazy yellow with white head. Nose is faint fruity esters, some peach and pear notes, and grainy malt and some citrus hop bite. Taste is mild, fruity esters, some citrus hops, tart notes, malt and nice bitterness that lingers a bit. Still rather dry.

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