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

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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suprchunk (2960) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2016
Thank you for sharing BE & friends RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 2. Deep hazy orange, creamy white head. Nose is mellow grass, grainy, interesting barnyard, low funk, grain, low soap. Taste is faint milky yeast, easy grain, mellow, faintly buttery, light esters, low grass. Pretty solid. Nice grainy body, light bitterness. Quite decent, solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2156) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2016. Clear, golden yellow with a white head. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy aroma of banana, vanilla, clove and some honey. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy taste of banana, cloves, vanilla and honey, followed by a short, slightly bitter, yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Okay!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (635) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Borefts 2016. Dark amber, small white head. Slightly basementy aroma. Mushrooms and herbs. Spring!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2016
Draft at Borefts, thanks for sharing! Oxidized, yeast, shit bad. Reminds me of french beer, oh wait?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (3081) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Tap. Slightly hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, bananas. Taste is bananas, fresh yeast, wheat, some spiciness. Rather bitter finish. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at borefts 2016... Golden yellow Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herbal fruit nose... Soft dry herbal fruit. Soft fruits

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
6.5% ABV Bottle pours a hazy amber with a light tan head. The smell is earthy malt, spice, dull fruit and a touch of funk. The taste is rich toasted malt, licorice, fruit, sassafras ending somewhat dry and earthy. Light+ in body with fine carbonation. Damn, I could drink this beer regularly and be a happy man.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (663) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: wat moutzoetigheid, wat yoghurt en gist, licht fruitig, perzik. Smaak: zacht zoetig, romig, wat fruitig. Redelijk volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Bière de garde ok, een mooi alternatief voor pils ok, maar saison?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (369) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2016
From Auchan Littoral Flandres Blonde de style belge: douce épicée sur lie mais bien houblonnée. Attaque sur la levure, et un bouquet épicé qui fait pensé au girofle et à la coriandre. Bouche ronde un peu épaisse en équilibre sur les saveurs à l’attaque s’appesantit en saveurs épicées. Finale moyennement sèche aigrelette avec des notes de levure argileuse poivrées à vanillées.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregNC (103) - - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at Berthom (Lyon). Color : hazy yellow / golden ale with medium white head. Nose : yeast, malt, honey. Aromas : malt, spices, yeast. Medium texture, low carbonation, low bitterness.


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