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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 239   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2005
750 ml bottle from Winooski Beverage, Winooski VT. Bright amber-gold body, gigantic lasting bubbly-marshmallow white head...very spicy, sour nose with subtle fine hints of butter and dogwood...body smooth and creamy, alcohol lightly apparent, bitterness evident but not overpowering the heavy malt grounding, earthy and lightly sweet towards the finish though a woody dryness creeps in as well. Quite pleasant and quaffable, the best I’ve had from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) More amber than blonde actually, hazy with lots of impurities. Small, dense head. Rather pronounced bitterness which I find unusual for it’s type. Spicy, aromatic - almost flowery. Quite refreshing. 250303

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
hazy blonde, white head. aroma of fresh biscuits, lemon, malt and yeast. mild mixed fruit and yeasty flavour with sweet corn, and perfumy hop in the finish. not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Light golden, hazy shade, initially generous white head recedes to a lasting ring. Beautiful shining noble hops emanate as soon as poured and fill the atmosphere. Fluffy yeastiness, grainy and highly toasted cookie malts. Soft pils maltiness, bready, corn bread like in its sweetness. Mellow floral hops, far more subtle than in the nose. fairly diplomatic, very light and accessible, perhaps a bit too much. Light carbonation, soft palate, medium oily body. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2005
The body is dark yellow with a large white head. The aroma is soapy with oranges and green apples. There is also some fresh hay. The taste has some light apples and hay. Very light overall. The finish is grassy. This is very easy to drink, but could use a little more character. Very light, even for a biere de garde.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Pours large white creamy /frothy head. Aroma was citric with bit like lambic character. Taste was flat, off hop character, yeasty aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
More malty than the extra, but still grassy and relatively lean. Very drinkable. Very doughy and luscious. Spare flavors, simple but powerful; hay, biscuit, some stinging tettnanger...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Hazy blonde, nice lacing. Nose of light hops in the form of sawdust, clean but earthy and a bit too piney and crisp. Some nice yeast and malty notes in the flavor. Finishes grassy and creamy. Nice farmhouse style ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Bottled. A hazy blonde coloured beer with a thin grey pool of a head. The aroma is spicy peppery hops and a bit of yeast and lemon. The taste is also dominated by pepper and spices and nice subtle hops. A good beer from one of the better French breweries.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
RBSG 2005. Very pale pastel yellow, a small fluffy white head and some floaties. Yeasty muted aroma. Hops show up in the flavour, accenting a very mild and subtle flavour which is unfortunately also somewhat boring. Light but appropriate palate.


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