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

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A joint beer venture between a Kentish and Flanders Craft Brewery using quality brewing ingredients.

Formerly known as Thiriez Xxtra, a special version of Etoile du Nord for the US market.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear golden pour, foamy white head. Aroma of German hops, spicy, some citrus and quite crispy. Flavor is quite bitter, German pilsener and spicy. Nice balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap. Slightly hazy yellow orange, with a thin white head. Slight earthy hop presence, hay, grass and fairly muted overall. Flavor is more interested with sour grass, sweet hay, and minerals. Light soft still body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3145) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Pours almost clear amber with a fizzy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry bitterness, grassy, lemon, herbs, spices. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet lemon, sweet grass, and dough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4192) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Tap at Churchkey. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cracker malts, light floral notes, light barnyard notes, and some citrus, with faint funk. Flavor is dry malts, grassy hop and grapefruit bitterness, and faint citrus esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5262) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Medium to bigger sized white foamy head on top of a cloudy yellow colored beer. Aromas yeast, bread, herbs, some grass, plants and a hint of flowers. Flavours of yeast, herbs, some hops, grass, light hint of flowers, bitters, hints of malts, citrus, spicy and some clay. Aftertaste bitters, herbs, yeast, light dry and some grass/plant tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light dry creamy texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1553) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Very nice saison. On the lighter side. Incredibly drinkable. Agreeable. Good as an introduction to the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierenjoyer1 (79) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Very nice farmhouse ale aroma immediately with thick white foam atop a cloudy bright blonde brew. There is nice lacing on the glass as well. The taste is strictly farmhouse with very slight hop finish that is refreshing and clean. I would probably consider this a great Spring and Summer beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Floral funk aroma. Golden body with tall lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor begins with hints of hop, yeast and champagne. A dry, crisp and enjoyable beer. Slight bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Aroma of a sweet hoppy, malts. It has a hazy golden color. Lightly sweet, hoppy, malty saison. Overall it has a decent flavor, but a bit lacking. Not bad but did not stand out.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle on sale @ Wade’s Wines. Fucken a. Hazy straw pour with a big white head. Oh wow is this skunky. Grass, floral hops, and citrus peel. Some yeast, dough, and a bit of bread and biscuit. The flavor is fairly skunked as well. Grassy and floral hops. A touch of citrus, yeast, and sweet dough, biscuit, and bread.


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