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Thiriez La Blonde d’Esquelbecq

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle pour at Jimmy's 43 battle of the Belgian event. Tan color with a yeasty bready flavor. Kind of like a bier de garde

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle at my parents with my dad. Pour is hazy orange with a big white head and great lacing. Husky, straw, chalky, grassy, some grain, honey, and minerals in the aroma. Taste is grassy, doughy, bready, spicy hoppy, light pepper, herbs, minerals, and caramel with a dry finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Not too bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
light sweet weath aroma,amber, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light dry old finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Light golden coloured and unclear. Has a white head, Aroma is sweet, faint sugars and faint yeasty. Flavor mainly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1483) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from Calais Vins. Pours blond with a frothy white head. The taste is biter with citrus and buttery undertones. A moderate amount of spice too. Refreshing and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours amber with a large white head. Nose shows Belgian yeast, spicy phenols, noble hops with spicy and floral notes, honey and light sweet bready malt. Similar flavours. Novle hops, spicy Belgian notes, light candi characters and some bready malt. Carbonation is perhaps a little high.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5781) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared from ABC beers. Pours hazy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light peppery saison yeast, light fruity. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
330ml bottle@6.5%, lot 402. Pours hazed brass with an audibly fizzing white cap. Wine gum and jasmine on the nose with lime-squirted chick pea and the citrus of hops and coriander seed. Strong prickling flavour of temples and patchouli incense ash with demented yeast and musty spice cupboard. Mid-bitter finish with big hop bite for style. Dirty dishcloth lowlands hops. Bonus point for sheer weirdness and drinkability. Out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Quite a nice blonde. Pours gold with nice head. Moderately sweet with some wheat, spice, zest, yeast, good farmhouse saison mouthfeel. Perfect beer for the France vs Germany game.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (726) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2014
On tap @ 4 Ecluses, Dunkerque - France. Color: amber beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt and caramel domination with a good floral taste. Taste: good balance of malt and hops with caramel notes. Really drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel, sugar cane and sweet bitterness.


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