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Thiriez La Blonde d’Esquelbecq

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bière de fermentation haute, non filtrée et non pasteurisée. Refermentation en bouteilles. Les spécialistes y retrouveront le style belge.

Note: Recently reformulated to 6.0% ABV, although older 6.5% bottles may still be found.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (609) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: wat moutzoetigheid, wat yoghurt en gist, licht fruitig, perzik. Smaak: zacht zoetig, romig, wat fruitig. Redelijk volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Bière de garde ok, een mooi alternatief voor pils ok, maar saison?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (365) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2016
From Auchan Littoral Flandres Blonde de style belge: douce épicée sur lie mais bien houblonnée. Attaque sur la levure, et un bouquet épicé qui fait pensé au girofle et à la coriandre. Bouche ronde un peu épaisse en équilibre sur les saveurs à l’attaque s’appesantit en saveurs épicées. Finale moyennement sèche aigrelette avec des notes de levure argileuse poivrées à vanillées.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregNC (97) - - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at Berthom (Lyon). Color : hazy yellow / golden ale with medium white head. Nose : yeast, malt, honey. Aromas : malt, spices, yeast. Medium texture, low carbonation, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1459) - CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
Appearance: clear deep gold with one fat finger of creamy dense ivory head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: floral, citrus, yeasty, grassy, honey and pale malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart, light peppery spice. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitter and slightly spicy finish. (4/5) Another solid performer from Thiriez, if maybe not quite as good as their Etoile Du Nord. I have to admit a real weakness for this Franco-Belgian style, but even so, this is a good interpretation of that style. (14/20)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AntoineGRD (116) - - MAY 9, 2016
La Blonde d'Esquelbecq est une bière blonde à la mousse crémeuse, accompagné d'une notes de levure et d'un soupçon de zeste d'orange, à l'ame

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1854) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1886) - Rome, ITALY - APR 26, 2016
330ml bottle bought @Johnny’s Off License (Rome). Pours golden with a medium and persistent white head. Aroma of malt, bread, light caramel, floral notes, orange zest. Flavour is medium sweet with a decent bitter end, malty. Medium body, medium to low carbonation. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1499) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is field berries, perfume and flowers, and honey. Taste is a gentle sweet maltiness with honey and some bitter lavender -flavors on the tip. Pretty well balanced. Appearance is a pale gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Tap at underground. Nose is floral. Flavours are light fruit, yeast some light lemon. Taste light bitter light sweet. Medium body dry finish medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Modest head and clear orange body. Soft amber malt aroma. Kimd of a muddy flavour of malt with sweetness, cherry on the backend from the sugar. Not as saison as I would have liked, no dedinition in flavours.

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