Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Porter
Esquelbecq, France


on tap

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
A dark clear brown ale with a thin moka head. A nice pleasant aroma of earthy ground cherries, volatile acids, veering on Duchesse de Bourgogne. In mouth, a bit lighter than expected with faint sweet malt, a bit of sourness, but overall a bit dull, lacks the intensity of Belgian Flemish sours. Bieropholie, BB April 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3865) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottled: Dark color, brownish creamy head. Aroma is sourly with with notes of bitter hops, coffee, salt and some fruitiness. Flavor is also sourly, light fruity and with a roasty end. Light roast bitter finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2009
Very dark, a bit of a gusher. Liquorice, rye bread and spices in the nose. Dry, almost oaky, playing with a malty base. Complex as well, there is sourness, sweetness and dryness here. A little warming. Prunes, mint, a little soot. Hard to classify, and that’s a compliment. Could ahve had a bit more body, perhaps, but its a very fine brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8937) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
33cl bottle; Murky brown colour with a huge but loose beige foamy head. Dusty and sourish toast-malty aroma with a tinge of caramel and dark berries. Sourish and minimal sweet flavour, medium bodied with a lively carbonated mouthfeel. A bit slim toast-malty and slightly berry-fruity taste; sourish and slightly bitter finish with fruity and roasty notes. Okay, but not that great. 16.XI.08

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2009
Draft @ Thiriez. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor with some caramel hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Very dark red, thick noisy crackling beige head. Aroma - heavy balsamic. Moderate carbonation. Light tartness, light-medium sweetness. Vinegar doesn’t come through as much in the flavor as the nose suggested (relief). This bottle held up surprisingly well after 3 years. Still drinkable, tasty even.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottle Conditioned, 330ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. volcanic eruption on opening, Deep brown to black with tan head. Pretty sweet from the off with some roasty malts and a sweet coffee flavour into a slightly tart fruitiness. A little milk chocolate in the close, its reasonable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a black body with ruby glints, low carbonation and a thin off-white head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with some roasty and coffeeish hints. Well balanced taste that carries roasty notes. Ends with a robust bitter/sour finish. Average dark ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle (330ml). Via trade with Boutip. Incredibly deep ruby pour with an average diminishing fizzy tan head. Sweet/sour aroma - sour cherry, cheap red wine, a touch of vinegar, and a lot of sugar. Taste - sour and papery - like grape Koolaid mixed with oxidized vin ordinaire - oh my no. Slick, acidic mouthfeel, flat, and sugary, with a sour fruit linger. Weirdness - I sort of liked the aroma, but man, an ugly taste!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2009
In short: An awkward and ultimately unsuccessful marriage of roastiness, fruity Belgian dark ale and oaky Flemish Sour. Tastes like an infected beer. Drain pour.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh, a few months old and almost 1 year old. Same crap
The look: Dark red-mahogany body topped by an beige ring of foam
In long: Unsettling fruity nose with oak, sourness and a wine vinegar touch I could have done without. Taste is plain weird and very off. Roastiness, fresh fruits (prunes, dates, raspberries!?!, more), strong sour oak character, lots of sour grapes, barley candies, some vinegar. The beer is tasty, this is not a bland beer. However in the end the beer tastes like a problematic mess. It fails at being a Dry Stout, if fails at being a fruity Belgian dark ale, it fails at being a Flemish Sour. It is however a truly successful imitation of an infected beer.

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