Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Brown Ale
Esquelbecq, France


on tap

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2011
330ml bottle at the Bayou
Not the best beer that I have had from Thiriez. I got lots of funk, cherry pie, brett, caramel malt notes,some toasted malts, hint of cinnamon. Overall kind of a let down, but I was expecting more and built myself up. I still like Thirieze but I will avoid the Noel for this year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2011
33 cl. Gusher with a lava-like roiling foam, atop a deep orange-brown opaque body. Nose of sour berries, nutmeg and other earthy spices, toasted chestnut, and a sharp acetic acid note. Flavor starts with lots of tart cherry and berries, then has some toasted nut and oak. Hints of caramel, spiced wine, and sweet-salted peanut. Medium body is lightly carbonated and watery, but finishes with a spiced wooden dryness. Drinkable, but not something I would seek out. Extra overall point for being Interestingly different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Hazy brown, big foamy beige head. Smells nice - cranberry and lemon, plus some other spices I can’t quite distinguish. Flavor is tart, crisp, and fruity, plus a little bit spicy. I get some balsamic vinegar, too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zvikar (3640) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2011
At a tasting, thanks Oren, pours an hazy brown liquid with a huge head, aroma of brett, soap, acids, flavor of cardboard, malt, smoke, bizarre spices, strong carbonation, medium bodied

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Oren. As "Biere De Noel". Hazy brown with a big white head. Somewhat infected aroma with yeast, some brett, spices and some fruitiness. Flavor has a bit of sweetness, some sourness, some spices, yeast and some fruitiness. A dry finish. Light-bodied and over-carbonated. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Sehr spritziger Antrunk, leicht sauer, deutlich hopfig und stark nach Kräutern. Dieser insgesamt würzige Antrunk rückt im hefigen Mittelteil etwas in den Hintergrund, die Kräuternote wird um ein Malzaroma ergänzt stärker. Herber Abgang, die Hefigkeit weicht schnell. Mild, angenehm. Gut! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Bier! Test vom 20.5.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,11,10,10,12,10 - 10,45

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Bit of a gusher. Dark amber almost copper with big head. BIG yeast and strong warm spice scent. BELGIAN spice and lite spice with a bit of sourness. Somewhat refreshing. Lots of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011
Aroma: fruity, strawberry, tree. Taste is well balanced with medium but long bitterness. Nice appearance with ok head. Lively palate. Overall a good and interesting christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6737) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle from Tanakaya. Spicy caramel and chocolate aroma, toast, cinammon,  nutmeg, earthy and a bit grassy. Dark brown with red and a thick, fine, solid head. Earthy amber malts with chocolate and dry caramel, spicy, rather dry, with nice bitterness. Subtle, earthy, some grass and a bit of minerals, some orange and ginger. Interesting. Definitely festive spicing and malt flavors, but dry and quite bitter with a bit of barnyard hay. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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!

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