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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (14703) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Slightly hazy bright yellow color, massive white ice cream cone head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of mixed herbs and flowers growing in high mountain meadows with Julie Andrews singing nearby. Taste is delicate spring flowers, sage, rosemary, subtle but noticeable barnyard dust and cobwebs. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1948) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
A slightly brown beer with a big and blond head. The aroma is strognly fruitful, flowers and almost a perfume, spices, grain and some sourness. Taste has fruits, slightly sweet, flowers, spices, hint of sourness. Medium bodied, strong carbonation, fresh to drink. Nice and balanced beer, tastefull. Quite similar than La Chouffe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4948) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
* Old rating, 0,75l, best before 07/2011, lot 10/208. Trüb-würziges, leicht säuerliches und hefiges Bier. Würzig-spannend. Bier-deGarde mit pfeffrig-gewürzigem Aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2365) - 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 (3166) - 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 (5299) - 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 (7261) - 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 (1782) - 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 (2191) - 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 (6198) - 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.


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