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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Bière de Garde
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bière blonde biologique sur lie


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with compact white head. Aroma is pleasant, light grainyness, pepper, something grassy, fresh hay. Taste is grainy, bready, sweet flavors with a pleasantly bitter finish. Palate is clean, dry, light-medium bodied with good carb. Solid little farmhouse ale, super easy drinking and more importantly still, doesn’t suck because it’s organic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 May 2013, bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Hazy pale gold body with a a fine white head. Banana esters in the nose with a strange green leaf quality and a lot of phenolic bubble gum. Neutral pale malt / cracker-y flavor. Floral lemon hops with a dry and tart mouthfeel. Light body, soft malt, natural carbonation is effervescent and gives the beer vibrancy and life. Zesty, musty and quenching. Bottle might be a tad old here, and it seemed to be minimally light-struck, but at a level low enough that my sense of it was quite low.
7/4/7/4/15, 3.7

August 2014, 33cl bottle from the brewery in Esquelbecq. Herbal green aroma with some faint rubbery notes. Yeasty aroma, musty, grassy, kind of dill and pickle-like even. Earlier in the day, Daniel Thiriez opened another bottle of this, likely from a different batch as it was absent this green rubber character, though it was greatly skunked, so the impression today is not so good. This bottle being rated is not skunked, but the nose is difficult to get into. Game-y aromatics to go with a cumin powder resemblance :/
5/3/6/4/12, 2.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle from Caves à Bulles. Cloudy pale golden with an enormous head. Nice yeasty and fruity aroma, hints of banana. Fruity flavours, both banana and hint of lemon, blending with decent hoppiness. Good carbonation. Very well-made and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
Bottle at Torben Mathews tasting. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange-yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Lots of fruity esters and hay. Moderare bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. OIly palate. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle that was about 2 years past its drink-by. Will still rate it, because it was good and interesting that way. Cloudy blonde with a nice low head. Big grapefruit nose, barnyard funkiness which certainly came with aging. Light malts as well. Tart, citrus flavors, not much hops left at all, but barnyard and some sweet bready malts. Crisp, light body. This made me think about the whole deal with BA saisons. They taste like this fresh, but with more hops. This truly is an agable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a longlasting small white head. Has a fruity yeasty grassy hoppy aroma. sweetish malty fruity yeasty citrus flavor. Has a fruity yeasty spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow pour with bubbly foam, aroma of fruity and yeast, flavor is floral, earthy yeast with a dry finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden pour, huge foamy white head. Aroma is fruity, young grains and very green. Flavor is slightly sweet malty, young fresh grassy hops and quite fruity. Nice balance, refreshing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2011
Big bottle, picked up@Kihoskh, København. Tall creamy white head. Shady, straw yellow body. Tangerins and perfumey Belgo-yeast to the nose. Dry sharpish fruit flavor. Restrained dry malt body with fresh grainy notes. Fresh yeast tones, as well. Nice sparkling in the mouth. Some spicy astringency on the palate. Lively, dry fruity finish. A refreshing one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
Sample at ÖÖWF 2011. It poured a foggy yellow liquid with a white head. Fruity and yeasty smell. Lightly fruity and malty taste. Fresh and easy to drink.


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