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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 252   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy yellow, lively white head. Pale malts, slightly sweet, with notes of celery and fresh cut hay. Barely detectable spice. Not bad, but not a Saison I’d recognize.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
750mL from Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL. $5 on sale, green skunk shelf turd. Slow gusher upon opening. Medium white head formation. Heavy carbonation. Nose is skunk plus sticky candy corn. Maybe a flash of grassy hops and almost an impending Brett character that never pans out. Not very fresh, a tad sickly. Taste is drained, candy corn, lemon. Hefty carbonation. Decent, not fresh or hoppy. Still the palate has effervescent, dryness, and slight cripsness. The nose has some stale oddities, but isn’t totally offensive. I know Thiriez has the brewing talent....just a shame fresh examples don’t make it to the states.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bardzo dobre zlote piwo sezonowe. Ale o sporej tez metnosci i po przelaniu drozdzy robi sie prawie brazowe. W smaku tresciwe i drozdzowe z lekkim smakiem pieczonego banana, piana spora i trwala, fajna jak w belgijskich triplach. Zapach intensywny przypominajacy stare wilgotnedrewno.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
330 ml bottle. Lot 317. BBE 10/2013. 6.5%. From saveur-biere.com.
Hazy light brown colour with a medium sized off-white head. Malt, wood, yeast and berries in the aroma. Not very fresh aroma. The flavour is hoppy bitterness, yeast, malt and some pepper notes. Not that Blonde in any way but the flavour is pretty decent. Drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frulertruler (118) - San Rafael, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2013
Botella. Fina y sutil levaduras bien integradas muy bebible, demasiado dulce para una saison , final seco y lupulado muy agradable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgajdaczewa (572) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Całkiem przyjemne biere de garde, dość pełne w smaku, przyprawy, nuty drożdżowe, miodowe, charakterystyczny posmak ice tea, słodkie. Schłodzone bardzo pijalne, ciepłe męczy bułę.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
750 bottle of the 6%, fresh from Bottleworks.

Pours yellow with a rich white head into a tulip glass. Beautiful grassy barnyard aroma, a touch sour, a touch funky, a bit of pepper, orange zest. The flavors are much of what I love about saisons and very well integrated, honey and mowed grass and lemon and a nice metallic twinge on the close. It comes on a bit sweeter than expected, grainy, and while I I’m hard-pressed to complain too much about this delicious concoction, I would prefer a drier finish -- that would push this beer into the 4’s (as indeed it does with the Thiriez Extra)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Got me an older 6.5% bottle apparently. Sweet, lightly spicy on the nose. Sweet and smooth, very light, some dryness and a good heat in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear medium amber with a 2 finger thick slightly off white head. Aroma: Honey notes, pepper, floral, earthy and biscuit. Taste: Low sweetness and sourness with a medium/high bitterness. Peppery, biscuit and hoppy. Palate: Thick texture and light/medium body. Average carbonation and very astringent and very bitter with an abrupt finish. Comments: Tasty and left a glass lace.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Sample at the HF saison fest, very plain and malty, just a strong malty beer, not for me really.


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