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


on tap

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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

Leene's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leene (11) - - JAN 22, 2013
hazy golden golour with big white head that dissapears quite quick. there’s a strange flavour in the aroma, I can’t really put my finger on what it is but it gives the smell a strange ’accent’. medium to light body, no specific flavours that stand out. not my favorite style of beer I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (1646) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
0,33l fles uit Lille meegebracht. Goudoranje met een prachtige fijn editie.kraag. Geur is zoet citrus en bloemig. Smaak Is zoet honingachtig Body is licht. Een echte doordrinker, voor mij te zoet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3575) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, faint fruitiness and light citrus, faint spiciness (coriander), light some herbal hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, faint fruitiness, light citrus and spiciness, some herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish, light citrus and spiciness, herbal hoppyness. OK dryish and decently hopped saison. Body is bit thin and in the finish bitterness gets bit sharp/soapy. Could use more body and fruitiness to balance bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown orange opaque beer with yellow hues ; medium creamy off-white head ; good retention ; good lacing. Fruits (lemon), light resin, herbs (intense), light bread. Light sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing. Light to medium body, average silky texture, average good carbonation, herbal dry finish. Overall, good herbal saison beer, nice bitterness, nice texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (908) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
Cloudy orange with a thin head that just won’t quit. Very herbal and floral taste and aroma with mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
330 ml bottle at the beer bistro. Pours a cloudy orange colour with good-sized off-white head. Aroma is herbal and floral hops, tart fruit, spice and grains. Flavour is big on herbal and floral hops and yeastiness with tart apple, some solid spiciness and some graininess. Drying finish. Nice, interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
Brasserie Thiriez - Etoile du Nord 5.5% bottle at Cave a Bulle. I heard this is a historically significant beer in France as it was the first truly hoppy beer and is a saison at that. A golden brass color with a huge thick fluffy head. Yeasty hay, flour, spices & mild hoppiness in the nose. The taste is bready, saison spices and herbal hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - 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 (3584) - 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 (801) - 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 (288) - 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.

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