3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 bottle-conditioned 750ml. billowy white head atop a hazy gold body. fresh noble hop spiciness and green grass / fresh leaves, and cheese rind / must in the nose with lighter touches of toasted grains. medium-high bitterness, medium-high acid and dry throughout, it has wonderfully soft velvety carbonation and well-suited rustic must from the yeast; very farmhouse / barnyard in character. delicious. it took me a while to find a bottle in good shape. well worth it. Thiriez are proving themselves capable of producing farmhouse ales on-par with the best to come out of Belgium.
czar (3298) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at hf’s saison festival 2012. pours bright golden with a nice white head, some retention. breadied malts, cereals, warming alcohol, more of like a ’’bière de garde’’ to me. medium hopping - nice grassy notes, medium long finish. lively, light body.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose is honey, grass, brie cheese, lemon, some malt, a little cardboard. Flavor is similar, sweet, pilsner malt, grass, noble hops, light cheese, honey, floral, orange peel. Fairly high carbonation and a silky finish. I would love to try this uber fresh as I think the hop profile has faded quite a bit. Overall, not bad.
Chudwick (1566) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bouteille de 750ml - verse une couleur orange dorée avec une mousse blanche volumineuse et laisse pas mal de traces. L’arome est semblable à l’odeur qui suit une moissonneuse boiteuse: paille, blé er de la levure. Doux et amer et bien équilibré, quoique pas trop prononcé. Légère et facile à boire. Je n’en suis pas mécontent. J’ai hâte de boire la blonde de Thiriez. Je me rappellerai de ce nom: Thiriez.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, blonde pour, grassy, fruity yeast, floral hops. Well balanced and flavorful. Great summer beer
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and honey colored with a thick, lacy off-white head. Smells of honey, flowers, hay, and grain. Agressive sweetness melds with the dry hopping, though I would say the sweetness wins the battle. A bit too sweet in my opinion, but a good sipper nonetheless. Not as light as I had imagined for the ABV.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 750 ml bottle with my wife at the Bayou. The aroma has signs of oxidization, hints of cardboard, floral hops, earthy, and slight malt. The flavor is better with less oxidization, fruity, earthy, and sweet pilsner malts. Not terrible, I would like to try this again.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; clear vibrant gold win eggy white head lingering; fizzy dry honey, wildflowers, grassy malt and lemon peels; the earthy honey notes are just about perfect; has a sharp, dry bitterness from the dry hopping that doesn’t quite fit with the flavors; sharp, lemony and bitter; finishes with a grassy sweetness; high and dry and digging the house honey flavor, but just a tad sharp for me; the Amber was a homerun, but this is just so-so
Trev (1777) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, thin head.
aroma is yeasty, pale malt, earthy, some apple like fruitiness and light grassy hop.
Flavour is somewhat dry, biscuity, grainy, earthy, yeasty, grassy hop.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 750mL bottle. Light carbonic gaseousness and some stale hop floral notes. Mild sweetness, bitter orange peel, and a bit of BandAid. Funky but not in an off-putting way. Medium golden clear with huge foamy-frothy white lacing head that lasts and lasts. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry with some grainy sweetness and orange peel. Nice hoppy bitterness throughout, floral with some grain astringency. There is an off flavor here, sort of like BandAid. Otherwise, a nicely hopped and well-balanced saison with good bitterness, a good level of sweetness, and some mild funky notes in the after. A little bit of oxidation.