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


on tap

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with a big porous head. Light pepper and soft caramel scent. Sour slightly vinegar and confusing malt. Not a good beer. Too sweet and too sour and too confused.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
330ml bottle at home, 4th Dec 2010. Amber with an off-white head. Nice weight, good mouthfeel. Slightly sour nose, bit fruity. In the mouth, it has prune, pineapple and fig as well as mineral/stone hint. Doesn’t feel that strong. Grew on me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
Color is nice, dark and a little red. Smell and taste are off. Spices in the smell. Taste is a little sour. Not very good in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Pretty much like the other Thiriez beers. Living mouthfeel. Decent smell and taste. Bit of a dry finish. I think this is my favorite beer from this brewery. Not great, not bad. Very decent and balanced beer. Not mindblowing in any aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4oz pour at Max’s Rare and Obscure Beer Week Part 4. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is orangey, light candy, malty, a little perfume. Flavor is grassy, a little medicinal, malty, yeasty. Obviously a Euro IPA. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17721) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier! Recht milder, etwas fruchtiger aromatischer Geruch. Minimal fruchtig etwas herb und relativ mild schmeckt das Bier dann auch, wobei mir der würzige Nachgeschmack am meisten zusagt. Test vom 4.2.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,10,10,12,9,10 - 10,15

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EugeneStraver (166) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2011
20110602 Oirschot Beerfest (33 cl bottle): A slightly cloudy amber-coloured beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is like amber-malt with caramle. Not to fresh. A sweet malty taste (caramel), full body, but with a sharp sour sense. A malty bitterness, not to much hopbitterness. BBE 01/2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear sparkling, medium amber orange color with a huge huge, frothy, goodlacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, spicy !! sour milk tart citrus, artificial raspberry notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long to average duration, sour milk, fruity - berries, roasted - chocolate bitter, milk - citrus - lemon tart sour. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. IMO slightly infected, but again was okay to drink even did get better the more i did drink ! [20110112]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Crisp cracker malt nose with just a touch of herbal hops. Taste is sweet with biscuity malt and toast, light bitterness and a touch of honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle from Oak Tree. Hazy orange yellow pour with a light tan head. Nutty malt aroma. Lots of citrus and grapefruit. Sweet biscuit and grapefruit flavor. Notes of nutty cereal and honey. Moderately hoppy finish.

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