jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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%.
JimyP (2) - Weehawken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This straw colored beer has it all and with such a low ABV. A great mixture of hops with the funkiness of a saison. Has a nice dryness to it. The hop bitterness is great. Very understated beer.
reggiedunlop (3379) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has some dusty fruits and very mild funk. Flavor has nice dry leathery notes, mildly spicy grapefruit, and dusty tropical fruits...rindy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry rindy/bitter finish that hints at fruit.
SrSilliGose (3280) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. real nice rustic, fresh grass, dank wet hops, farm aroma. taste is quite grassy, with some toasted dough, touch of perfume, old world, dank musty cellar. dry. real nice. complex, tasty, refreshing beer. little too good. actually, this is unbelievably good. the best thing to come out of france since those kate middleton photos.
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - 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 (5013) - 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 (5416) - 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 (2288) - 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.