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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 241   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1192) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 6,5% ABV 33cl bottle. Pours an orange amber with a white blanket of a head. Aroma is light. Fruity with peach, pear and apricot, slightly yeast. Taste is fairly sweet with caramel and the aforementioned fruits. Strongly peach and apricot as well as pear, fermented and otherwise. Dries up with herbalness and spiciness. Palate is quite full with strong carbonation. Better pour aggressively. More of a Belgian ale than a saison to my taste, but that all depends on where exactly one draws the line.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Average tasting Belgian style blonde ale, with a hoppy slightly lager like taste, ok but not memorable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye..6.5 % abv bottle..Pour is hazy golden with no head..Nose is tartness,orange,lemon,herbal, fruit,spice..Taste.is fruits, spice,tartness,citrus, juice..Palate is soft and fruity

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at brewery, wonderful lone ale, fruity, balanced, bubblegum notes. Very impressive . Session able and great beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1214) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Dark ring of yeast around the neck. Pours rich gold with effervescent appearance with the formation of very large bubbles. Nose is a wonderfully complex blend of flowers, spicy hops, sly easy spice, earth herbs, and sweet fruits. Flavor is extremely earthy, spices, very peppery, almost a sweetness that is mellowed by lively carbonation and a heavy peppery finish. Light body. no alcohol flavors are evident. Good overall. Great aroma, and an interesting earthy fruity notes come out in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Nice little saison, very drinkable, my taste buds are not with it but I’m enjoying this. I don’t want to stop drinking but I know that the stuff left in my cupboard needs me at my best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2491) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
330ml bottle at 6.5%. Pours dark gold with a large head. Aroma is yeasty and grassy, with a subtle raisin and spice. Taste has some banana and spice to start and a yeasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3503) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a slightly cloudy yellow beer with medium head. Nose is hoppy on grassy side with yeast touch. Aroma is medium sweet, yest notes ans light acidity, peppery and grassy hops, low body, bitterness on aftertaste, basic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3199) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 26, 2012
Light copper body with pearl white head. Mild, classic hops, accessible light malts, bit of hay. Very moderate. Tasty light bitter base,drinkable palate but unimaginative. Active carbonation. It’s a well drinkable beer but not enough character to justify its existence between all those French (and Belgian!) blondes. This brewer can do better, I know. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Shared with Doug at the Bayou. Poured from a 750ml bottle. The nose is yeasty, lemon rind, dusty. The flavor is similar, but with sweet malty character. A rustic beer that was great to experience.


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