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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3309) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 26, 2012
750ml green bottle. Lot 292. Golden pour, some haze, mousse-like white foam on top, good sticky edges. Nose has grasses and hay, slight lime or lemony hop as well. Taste is bready, some citrus sweetness in the middle then layer of grassy hop on top with an herbal edge. Mild yeast finishes it out. Green grassy aftertaste, citrus. Decent lasting bitterness, dries out nicely. Lots of carbonation, medium body. A nice saison.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (456) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2016
Très bon ! Simple mais franchement agréable. Nez avec pas mal de levure, fond houblonné frais. Bouche hyper équilibrée, très fraîche, attaque acide, un peu de corps céréalier, longueur houblonnée fraîche, plutôt herbale, modérément amère.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle at the beerbistro. Hazy caramel pour, with alot of sediment, and a big frothy head. Aroma is very fruity, and yeasty, stone fruit, and pears. Low bitterness, fruity, yeasty finish, a tad too sweet though, lacks crispness and drinkability due to very high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Very weird beer, strange smell, hazy pour, flavour is spiced like cardamom, lots of yeast and a bit of subdued funk. Herbal and earthy, very dry, I loved this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2016
F: white, good retention, big. C: amber, hazy. A: malty, light basement/earthy, light fruity, peach, yeasty, grape, floral hops, citrus. T: malty, strong earthy/floral bitterness, dry on the palate, hint of citrus, spicy, tart fruits, yeast, perfectly balanced beer worth to try, medium body, good carbonation, great bitterness, 0,33l bottle from La Cave à Bulles in Paris.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (922) - FRANCE - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at Paris Beer Week 3-- Pours clear pale golden with thin white head. Nose is fruity. Aromas are apple, yeast, herbal hops, spicy notes. Average carbonation, light body. Medium herbal finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregNC (67) - - MAY 7, 2016
On tap (Paris beer week). Pours a hazy yellow beer, very thin white head. Nose is strong and mainly yeasty. Taste of yeast and malt. Texture is dry and medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (453) - 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

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2227) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (667) - - 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.


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