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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Bière de Garde
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered.
The first Christmas beer produced by Thiriez since 1997. Fewer hops than the Blonde; lightly toasted malts for color, and a hint of spice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear and copper beer with a large offwhite head. The aroma is malt, fruit and sweetness. The flavor follows the nose with additional acidity and spices. The palate is fresh with notes of acidity. Overall a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Pours cloudy amber with a beige head. Aroma is fruity, light sour and apple. Flavour is fruity, apple, pepper and light sour notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Amber with a big white head. Rich fruity aroma with orange, pineapple and prune with some pepper and a mineral note. Dry and tart spicy and dried fruit flavour

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15070) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours cloudy amber with a large fluffy head. Nose is tart orange fruit and yeast. Brett, fruit and a bit of caramel. Pepper and spices. Medium bodied. Overcarbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1538) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Full orange pour with minimal eggshell head. Aroma of hay and malt. Extremely sweet of butterscotch and white sugar backed by funk. Cloying.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Hazy amber body. Sour berries grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit sour berries thin bodied flavor. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2010
Amber colored brew. Sourness in the aroma. Sour, vinous flavor. Too unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
This was supposed to be one of the best brews of France, according to the man who sold it to me. Well, it’s not bad, somewhat sour and hoppy. Loads of carbonation though. Tastes a bit like a cider. I liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Aomra and taste of malts, fruits and yeast. Fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy amber coloured brew with an full flavor of maltiness.


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