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

bottled
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RATINGS: 248   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frulertruler (107) - 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 (488) - 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 (1812) - 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 (985) - 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 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Sample at the HF saison fest, very plain and malty, just a strong malty beer, not for me really.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (738) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 17, 2013
BOTTLE from Cave. Head: white, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: amber, cloudy. Aroma: coriander, hers, dried hay, perfume. Taste: spicy, moderate to strong bitterness, bitter-sweet herbs. Some aromatic hops in the aftertaste. Quite dry, herbal and refreshing. Has that dried hay notes that I see in many french craft beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Hazy yellow body, frothy white cap. Notes of grassy, bitter herbs, coriander, light citrus zest, mild resins, wheat, delicate yeast. Medium bodied with soft, lush carbonation. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (384) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUL 4, 2013
A blond beer not very special... a bit special taste...but more complex than lot of normal other beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3326) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Deep amber with white head. Aroma is fruity with peach, pear and apricot, malt and yeast. Taste is fairly sweet with caramel and fruits, same as in aroma. Some herbs and spice too.


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