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


on tap

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suprchunk (2477) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Murky amber-ish colored pour. Small white head. Some lacing left behind. An off smell reminiscent of infected homebrew, with some buttery caramel. Some hop aroma in there as well. Taste is much better than the aroma, but the buttery smell comes through in the mouth as well. A bit carbonic and cloying. Not overly bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6808) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, yeast, wheat, light honey, flowers. Flavor is malt, light sweet, wheat, yeast, spice, little honey, grass, flowery. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. Nice refreshing easy drinking beer. 180315

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jice (148) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2015
Excellente bière. Houblonnée, notes d’agrumes, bonne tenue en bouche. Encore!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ksiwzos (80) - GREECE - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle from French e-shop Dark golden to dark orange color, quite clear for unfiltered with medium white head, medium open, lasting and lacing very well. Sweet aroma, pale bread crust, fruity and sugary, spicy(coriander, ginger), herbal hoppy notes, some light esters and phenols and some alcohol warmth. Taste is sweet, sugary and light ripe fruity, flower and honey notes, light tart, some spice(orange peel?). Hoppy(spicy, peppery, light citrus) finish that balances the sweetness and finally overpowers it in the long bitter-hoppy and dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation Amazing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Older bottle at 6.5% ABV. Thick, sticky, moussy, very stable, lightly yellowish white head over a cloudy, brownish peach blonde robe, turning more ochre as the deposit is added gradually. Sweet, estery aroma of stewed pears, canned peach, honey, candi syrup, apple sauce, thyme, gingerbread, phenolic spiciness and band aid, cheap wodka, apple cake, straw, lightly cooked Brussels sprouts, cinnamon, hint of fried chicken, minerals. Taste begins with sweet, stewed fruit, honeyish and a bit sugary in a candi sugar kind of way, overripe pear, medlar and stone fruit, honey, rounded and quite crisp with minerally carbonation, weak sourish accent, leading to a malty, bready, honeyish, sweet middle phase and eventually into a spicy, lightly peppery and grassy hop bitterness trying to balance the initial sweetness and almost managing to do so; a slightly astringent but primarily warming ’jenever’-like alcohol presence is there too but subtly so. In all, a typical ’Belgian blonde’ from France, quite well-balanced and with a somewhat artisanal feel to it. I’d have this way over Leffe Blonde or Tongerlo Blond any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (213) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Straw yellow with giant white head. Typical saison, grass and straw, cloves, bananas. Slightly heavier than I like the style. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of orange and white pepper, taste is more of the same, light white bread. Medium body, spice on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - oranges and lemons. Thin head. White bread. Light yeast. Taste - white pepper and lemon. Palate - light to medium bodied with a zingy texture and a long dry zingy finish. Overall - good example of a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2996) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
with yves at his home hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and a spicy herby hop aroma a spicy herby hops yeast bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2439) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Hazy blond colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation visible. Herby fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter sweet fruited.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (14448) - 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.

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