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

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4726) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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 (1336) - 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 (62) - 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 (537) - 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 (282) - 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 (11532) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Golden slightly hazy straw golden color. Smells like vegetables and yeast. A very dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Hazy gold with big, flotsam, white head, fine lacing / Nose of citrus, orchard fruit, yeast, little funk / Light to medium body, acidic, fruity but dry and finely balanced, with good, bitter finish / Delicate flavors of honey comb, orange, pear, white grape, resin, lavender, oak, cheese rind, chrysanthemum, straw, light barnyard / Terrific. Remarkable that this much flavor and balance is only 4.5%.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JimyP (2) - Weehawken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
This hoppy saison delivers real taste with only a 4.5% abv making it one of my all-time top 10. I highly recommend it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy grassy aroma with weak hints of citrus. Fruity malty slightly yeasty hoppy citrus flavor.with earthy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy and weak hoppy grassy finish.


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