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

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RATINGS: 203   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
[bottle] a gentle pour from an unsettled bottle yields equal parts meringue-like head and a cloudy dark straw colored body. The aroma is floral hops right out front, followed closely by saison yeast. There is lots of lemon rind, a touch of isopropyl, yeasty bread dough, hints of acid, and a light herbal quality. The flavor is initially dry and bitter. The hops linger long after the sip. The carbonation is perfect and the beer feels quite soft in the mouth. The bitterness is just a touch out of balance, but not too bad. Nice saison. Definitely a beer to have fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2012
2*330 ml bottles bought in a mixpack and shared at tasting. Pours pale clear golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny stale with yeasty esters, bread, cloves, allspice, white pepper and sweet fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, tiny sour and floral with yeasty esters, crackers, oatmeal cookies, orange peal, lemon zest, lemon balm, white pepper and allspice. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly dry and light to medium body. Finish is sweet, tiny sour and tiny bitter with bread, orange peal and allspice. Nicely dry and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
(Bottle) Pours golden with a creamy white head. The aroma holds grass, herbs, touch of flowers, dough, bread, crackers, white peppers, dust, minerals and hints of vegetables. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of grass, herbs, flowers, dew, bread, crackers, dough and hits of dust. The mouthfeel clean and soft with a light carbonation. Balanced afterbitterness. Light bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Sampled at Larsniclas testing. Pours cloudy yellow with a big white head. Smells apricot malty. Tastes stale, fruity, malty with a similar finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, GIL. Pours clear golden amber with a good off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is malty fruity spicy grassy gopoy soapy. Flavor is bitter malty sweet in start, more bitter and pungent, hoppy soapy and grapefruit in the middle and end. Good maltyness and longlived hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Bottled GLI Slightly hazy golden. Medium white head. Yeasty and a bit herby aroma and flavour. Herby bitterness; wormwood(?).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3278) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
Sample at ÖÖWF 2011. It poured a hazy golden-yellow liquid with a white head. Smell of horse blanket, hops and sour. Similar taste but milder. Very nice for its style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4849) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2012
27/III/2012 - 33cl bottle from Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ home - BB: III/13 (2012-293)

Clear orange beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: sweet almonds, cookies, bit sugary, grassy hops. MF: good carbon, medium body, soft creamy texture. Taste: pretty grassy, some vegetables, herbal, bitter hops. Aftertaste: little citric, dry bitter ending.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2103) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2012
Ljus vätska med tydlig gräsig humledoft. Smaken är örtig åt gräshållet men beskan snarare apelsinskalaktig och tydligt markerad. Frisk och fräsch, lätt olijg, rejäl eftersmak från humlen och medelstorkropp gör det till ett riktgt bra öl och ett klockrent typexempel på hur en BdG skall smaka.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
33 cl bottle shared with gnoff, sampled on March 10, 2012 Clear golden orange color with a white head. Apricot, honey, orange blossom and a little fresh hop scent. Honey, herbal, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, creamy aftertaste.


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