tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and doughy esters are offset by strong citrus and floral hops in the nose. Opaque tan-blonde coloured body is topped by a decent, off white head that recedes fairly quickly to a lasting cover. Curious hop flavour is pungent without overwhelming - floral, spicey, pot-like. Malt character is subdued but there are plenty of fruity esters and some toastiness apparent in the aftertaste. Medium body is quite dry with lively carbonation that intrigues the tongue. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Half Time, Sep-05).
JonMoore (1809) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange, thick white head, and lots of fine floating sediment. Aroma is sweet, fruity, yeasty and spicey. The flavour is lightly malty and fruity, yeasty with some light hops in the finish. Medium bodied, highly carbonated foamy, but nice mouthfeel. A very good, easy drinking Bière de Garde.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma, some fruit as well, cloudy tangerine with a slim of-white head. Taste is light malt, pears, and hops too. Medium bodied, soft sweetness. quite good.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge foamy head raises fluffy and mountainous over the highly sedimented orange hue. Very doughy nose has that fluffy character from bubbly farmhouse ales. Fruit focused with orange up front, but approaching fruit salad characteristics. Interesting yeast in there, kinda musty and very estery, clementines like. This keeps on in mouth, where bready fruitiness dominates to our pleasure with the greatest precision. Not so complex, but evolving gracefully. Hugely bubbly palate, biting big bubbles activating the tastebuds constantly. Not my favourite from Thiriez, but still a remarkable offering in its efficient simplicity.
GregClow (2819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Ralph, HogTownHarry, blankboy, DougShoemaker & mds - courtesy of DougShoemaker. Golden-orange with a moderate white head. Aroma is quite herbal and grassy. Flavour is herbal as well, with yeast & grain notes, and a mildly hopped finish. Sounds kind of boring in writing, but it’s actually quite enjoyable.
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, Ralph, DougShoemaker & mds -- courtesy of DougShoemaker. Pours a hazy dark orange with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, spices and light grassy hops. Flavour of grain, yeast, some fruit and a mild hop bitterness. Not a favourite but it’s decent.
mds (2167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazy orange body with little specks of yeast and a bright white head. aroma has spice and yeasty bread along with grassy hops. pretty good smooth texture - grassy grain flavours and yeasty cookies with only the slight hop bitterness. very good.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with R, blankboy, GregClow, DougShoemaker, and mds, courtesy of DougShoemaker. Poured murky orange with a decent lasting foamy tan head. Aroma of orange pekoe tea, mild dry hop medley, orange juice, gentle grains (barley, rye, ...). Taste is surprisingly grainy, even milder hop component, yeasty - reminded me of fresh rye bread. Very dry mouthfeel - overall tasty, not outstanding but no flaws here.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice cloudy amber color with yeast in suspension and a thick offwhite head. The aroma is captivating, hay, fruits, mint leaves and yeast touch my nostrils. The flavor is very good with its mint, fruits, hay and yeast, the finish is sweet. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. This is excellent, another strong offering from Thiriez.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bronzy and quite effervescent, it started off with a fat layer of honeycomb meringue, and it kept on bubbling and churning like a miniature volcano in the middle of my glass, I enjoyed watching that. A few flakes were found laying around the bottom, not enough for me to be repulsed.
A real sour, almost lactic aroma. Like a funk-less lambic, or freshly squeezed lemonade. I tried hard to pick up anything else, but just couldn’t. A little one-dimentional, but I liked it anyway.
Excellent presence in my palate, much more malt body than I expected, it finished off chewy with an unripe exotic fruit flavor, like a caramel coated mango. This is my second solid offering from Thiriez, I’ll try to seek them out more.