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

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RATINGS: 289   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.


suprchunk's rating

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suprchunk (2945) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (355) - 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 (79) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
Appearance: clear deep gold with one fat finger of creamy dense ivory head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: floral, citrus, yeasty, grassy, honey and pale malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart, light peppery spice. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitter and slightly spicy finish. (4/5) Another solid performer from Thiriez, if maybe not quite as good as their Etoile Du Nord. I have to admit a real weakness for this Franco-Belgian style, but even so, this is a good interpretation of that style. (14/20)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AntoineGRD (116) - - MAY 9, 2016
La Blonde d'Esquelbecq est une bière blonde à la mousse crémeuse, accompagné d'une notes de levure et d'un soupçon de zeste d'orange, à l'ame

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1792) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - APR 26, 2016
330ml bottle bought @Johnny’s Off License (Rome). Pours golden with a medium and persistent white head. Aroma of malt, bread, light caramel, floral notes, orange zest. Flavour is medium sweet with a decent bitter end, malty. Medium body, medium to low carbonation. Tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1466) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is field berries, perfume and flowers, and honey. Taste is a gentle sweet maltiness with honey and some bitter lavender -flavors on the tip. Pretty well balanced. Appearance is a pale gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2267) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Tap at underground. Nose is floral. Flavours are light fruit, yeast some light lemon. Taste light bitter light sweet. Medium body dry finish medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Modest head and clear orange body. Soft amber malt aroma. Kimd of a muddy flavour of malt with sweetness, cherry on the backend from the sugar. Not as saison as I would have liked, no dedinition in flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark abv6.5%. Golden colour with a big foamy white head. Fresh yeasty and fruity aroma. Taste light sweet.


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