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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Belgian Ale
Esquelbecq, France

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.



3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brown coloured brew with an fruity, roasty, kinda smokey, spicy and caramel taste and the finsh is light bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of spices, roasted malts, some yeasts and a hint of cardboard. Flavor is sweet spicy and roasted malts. Some bitter in the finish. Nice balance, but a bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 750ml ($7): Pours a hazy brownish amber with a very light brown head. Aroma is yeasty and a bit fruity, akin to a Belgian ale. Taste is slightly sour. Rather malty and not much in the way of hops. Has a rather light body. Easy drinking. Not bad. Kind of unique in its own way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5289) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
Brown bodied, glowing and with a frothy stable beige head. Smoke, nutmeg, raisins, pie and a great farmhouse yeast. Moderate, but it works well. Taste is a bit rough, quite dry like dry toasted malts plus a refined sugar. That disappoints a bit. Bit thin in body. That’s to be expected at the abv maybe, but I expect more from a Christmas beer. (75cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle 33cl, a dark amber beer with huge and creamy head, good retention. Nose is on dark malrt ans slightly vegetable like. Aroma is on caramel, dark malt, roasted notes associated with a spicy and slightly sour background. Dry body with a grassy and bitter hops, coffee finish.Kind of dry stout like with intense bittering hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
750ml bottle pours amber in color with a massive off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasant with light fruits and caramel. Taste is light fruit and caramel sweetness with a mild hop bitterness. An easy drinking winter ale that is tasty and recommended for those seeking a lighter winter ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (4852) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Bottle. I am drinking this on 15.2. though the bottle says best before 01/2012. Medium airy beige head, pretty stable. Hazy amber to brown colour. Almost cidery-like aroma, sour apples, notes of caramel, spices. Taste is medium sour, hints of sweet and bitter. Somewhat dry finish and a lot of belching after this one.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle. Light brown, thin head. Aroma of cedar chest filled with moth balls. A bit of spice. Caramel candy and some nutmeg maybe. Light flavor of toasted malt. Light bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2807) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4835) - 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.


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