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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Brown Ale
Esquelbecq, France

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bière brune 100% malt. Non filtrée et non pasteurisée. Refermentation en bouteilles. 5,8 % Vol. Alc.

There are small tweaks and changes every year.



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
7th April 2009
As ’Biere De Noel’. Cloudy dark amber beer. Semi dry palate. Is this a sour beer? Certainly tastes sour but not overdone, plenty of sweetish balancing malt. Just a hint of smokiness. A little orangey ginger near the finish. The good French beers keep on coming!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle at Birch & Barley. Murky brown color. Aroma of light spice. Taste is sweet, malty and earthy. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
Beautiful amber-brown body and a decent inch and a half of head. Soft aroma of wood, nuts, malt, coriander. Taste is mostly coriander, simple nut hints. Incredibly light, I’d prefer a bigger oomph per se. Nice beer, could be better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Sampled at Winter Warming Tasting. Pours a hazy light brown. Very sparkly and spicy. Then the malts and alcohol kick in at the tail end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Thanks after4ever! Graham cracker, little cardboard oxidation, cinnamon. more oxidation, cinnamon and nutmeg in the sip

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
750, capped. Big burly geyser. Three paper towels worth. Pours a dark ambe, very hazy, with a dense tan sheet of bubbles even after the geyser settles. Big toasty caramel nose with nuts and shortbread showing. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, nuts, and breakfast pastry on the mid palate. Almondy finish. Delicious.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2010
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, mediumsized beige head that leaves nice head. Aroma is nuts, caramel malts, some slight wooden notes as well as mild spicing. Flavour is sour wood, fruits, nuts and some sweeet malts.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2010
Bottled 0,75l (BB 10/2009, vintage 2006 or 2007?)
Dark amber, muddy color, small beige head. Toffee, light hops, tartness and yeast in the nose. Flavor is a bit tart and has toffee, yeast and hints of chocolate. Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Probably a bit overaged.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
Quite a bit of head built up in the bottle while it was waiting to be poured. Then once it was poured it only managed about a 1/2 high head of fine off-white bubbles. Light fruit and spices in the aroma with a bit of roasted grains. Color is a hazy copper. Dry and roasty flavor. Pretty smooth and easy drinking with a bit of cinnamon and orange peel. Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Finishes dry and roasty with some lingering spices. A decent brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (6304) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a thick beige head and a sour herbal aroma. There is a sour brown ale flavor that is a bit musty, followed by an infusion of herb tastes. Not entirely pleasant.


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