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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: 296   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2154) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2016. Clear, golden yellow with a white head. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy aroma of banana, vanilla, clove and some honey. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy taste of banana, cloves, vanilla and honey, followed by a short, slightly bitter, yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Okay!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (635) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Borefts 2016. Dark amber, small white head. Slightly basementy aroma. Mushrooms and herbs. Spring!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2016
Draft at Borefts, thanks for sharing! Oxidized, yeast, shit bad. Reminds me of french beer, oh wait?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Tap. Slightly hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, bananas. Taste is bananas, fresh yeast, wheat, some spiciness. Rather bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at borefts 2016... Golden yellow Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herbal fruit nose... Soft dry herbal fruit. Soft fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
6.5% ABV Bottle pours a hazy amber with a light tan head. The smell is earthy malt, spice, dull fruit and a touch of funk. The taste is rich toasted malt, licorice, fruit, sassafras ending somewhat dry and earthy. Light+ in body with fine carbonation. Damn, I could drink this beer regularly and be a happy man.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (663) - 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 (369) - 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 (103) - - 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 (1491) - 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)

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