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


on tap

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6012) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6172) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2508) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Sample, blonde pour, grassy, fruity yeast, floral hops. Well balanced and flavorful. Great summer beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2691) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2020) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with a fair bit of haze and strong carbonation. Strong and grassy noble hops on the nose, with a bit of pilsner malt on the back end. The hop profile reminds me of Victory Prima Pils or Sam Adams Noble Pils. Slightly more balanced in the mouth with the malts coming through a bit stronger. Some rustic spiciness from the yeast in there too, but in a far more restrained way than I had expected. Light bodied and bone dry, with a solid satisfying bitterness. Nothing crazy or over-the-top here, but the execution is virtually flawless. A great beer.

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