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


on tap

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RATINGS: 257   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7820) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange golden colored beer. Malty aroma with grain, yeast. Malty taste, floral notes, spices yeast. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (5021) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Flowery grassy hoppy flavour. Easily drinkable, lasting hoppy finish. *some additional characters*

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
From a bottle: cloudy with a chocolate-colored yeast that sits atop wonderful, silky foam. A doughy and slightly bitter, but pleasant, aroma. Lightly sweet to begin with followed by medium bitterness and ending in some astringency.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb (361) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
On draft in various estaminets around French Flanders and 75 cl bottles brought back from Produits du Nord in Cassel to home. This has become a world classic beer. In a world overwhelmed with yet another hoppy pale ale that is trying to be American, this one manages a perfect balance of hopping against a just right malt body. I can only assume that the lower rates are suffering from poor cold chains and distribution abroad. This is a marvellous beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_r (130) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Robe orangée avec un fine mousse qui disparait vite. Au nez c’est houblonné, et dès la première gorgée, l’amertume est vive. Un peu trop d’ailleurs, masquant les autres saveurs que la bière pouvait offrir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ysok02 (1048) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Robe ambrée, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur le houblon, les agrumes pas mûrs, la pomme. Bouche assez légère, manque d’ampleur et finale qui sèche. Une bière qui me déçoit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3455) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2015
Golden color with a creamy white head with nice lacework. Aroma has citrus notes, bready notes and some maltiness. Flavor is slightly bittery with light maltiness and sweet final in thr final with a moderate dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Lots of creamy white head. Some sediments.
Aroma: Fruits, hops and malt.
Taste: Malt, fruit, slight tartness and bitterness. Alright.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €2.50
Info: 27/2-2015, 70/300M, BB: 31/5-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pale hold, light haze, thick, long-lasting creamy white head. Aromas are grass, resin, light spice. Taste brings that nice bready saison thing, creamy texture. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours hazy pale gold with two fingers of dense white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is pale crackery malt, mild herbal, citrus and green banana, mild funk. (7/10) Taste is very low sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (8/10) Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitter and funky dry finish. (4/5) Quite a nice saison. Light funk, low sweetness, nicely balanced bitterness. Nice complexity of fruit and funk on the tongue, if slightly less pronounced in the nose. Good fun. (16/20)

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