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


on tap

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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

Bendrixian's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bendrixian (1338) - Canadiana, Ontario, - JAN 28, 2013
750 ml green bottle. Coarmy and slightly hazy golden yellow colour. Has a big green bottle funk aroma and a diaper note. It has a metallic taste and other than being carbonated and has a bit of bite to it, this is a rather boring brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2828) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at MLF. Light, hoppy, lemon, bit yeasty. Easy drinking, quite refreshing but maybe lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3322) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Rehille, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a slight spicy sour citrus fruit flavour, peppery hop notes followed by floral lemon and herbs on the dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (610) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, Pours deep cloudy golden liquid, small white frothy head, Aroma: very aromatic, floral, litchi, yeasty, spicy, grapes, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, floral, litchi, grapes, Palate: light body, creamy mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation, long fruity spicy finish, Overall: perfect, enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (156) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Yellow with white head. Aroma wine, fruity, belgian yeast. Taste quite bitter, but pleasantly, fruity, some alcohol. Very drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6091) - 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 (3158) - 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 (18) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (274) - 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 (54) - FRANCE - 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 (398) - 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.

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