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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suprchunk (2151) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1893) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours amber with a large white head. Nose shows Belgian yeast, spicy phenols, noble hops with spicy and floral notes, honey and light sweet bready malt. Similar flavours. Novle hops, spicy Belgian notes, light candi characters and some bready malt. Carbonation is perhaps a little high.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4910) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared from ABC beers. Pours hazy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light peppery saison yeast, light fruity. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
330ml bottle@6.5%, lot 402. Pours hazed brass with an audibly fizzing white cap. Wine gum and jasmine on the nose with lime-squirted chick pea and the citrus of hops and coriander seed. Strong prickling flavour of temples and patchouli incense ash with demented yeast and musty spice cupboard. Mid-bitter finish with big hop bite for style. Dirty dishcloth lowlands hops. Bonus point for sheer weirdness and drinkability. Out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1494) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Quite a nice blonde. Pours gold with nice head. Moderately sweet with some wheat, spice, zest, yeast, good farmhouse saison mouthfeel. Perfect beer for the France vs Germany game.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (613) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2014
On tap @ 4 Ecluses, Dunkerque - France. Color: amber beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt and caramel domination with a good floral taste. Taste: good balance of malt and hops with caramel notes. Really drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel, sugar cane and sweet bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottled from Lekkerbier at 6.5% ABV, BB12/2013, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Pours a clear golden color with some small debris floating around and small to medium lasting frothy slight off-white head, leaving some lacing. Aroma is quite spicy, bit coriander and orange, slight peppery, bit citrus, bit grainy (hint of wheat?), slight caramel note. Bit sweet in taste, slight bitter. Finishes more towards the bitter, where the initial taste is more fruity sweetness. Medium carbonation, medium body. Nice stuff.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Color of oxidized banana. Sweet. Malt. Taste of alcohol. Oily. Tastes of orange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (453) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
330 mL bottle. Cloudy, light to medium copper with a spritzy foam of white head. Perfumey nose with floral notes, zesty lemon, mild grainy, bready malt, spicy Old World hops and a hint of mossy barnyard. Incredibly dry, the malt is perceivable, but somehow not sweet at all. Bitey hop tinged finish. Light to medium body but with a very creamy palate. Full carbonation. Lingers long and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (230) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
Draft during Thiriez tap takeover at Les Trois 8 in Paris, great luck! Pours a hazy straw color with voluminous head. Aroma is fantastic: grassy hops, banana, doughy pilsner malt, light spice. Super fresh. Taste is bready malt, orange, lemon zest, herbal hops, prominent lingering bitterness. Refreshing. Full mouthfeel. Archetypal Franco-Belgian blonde, and I feel lucky to have tried it so fresh and on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
330ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein helles bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack hefig, Gewürze, trocken fruchtig.


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