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

bottled
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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 15, 2013
750ml green bottle with a cap. Amber pour, hazy. Good foamy thick head at first pour, but dies down to a ring. Nose has slight farmhouse note, but moreso has a lemony citrus hop. Taste has brown bread like malts, touch of caramel. Finishes quite dry, hint of citrus hop that fades quickly. Lots of carboantion, and medium bodied, its dryness and carboantion akek it very drinkable and refreshing.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletcm (138) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2014
Cor marrom alaranjado, com espuma de pouca formação e persistência. Aroma de casca de laranja e caramelo. No sabor, caramelo, biscoito, no final ameixas. Final seco e com amargor persistente. Boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (2879) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
with yves at his home amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy malt slightly bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (197) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle 0,33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland. Rubinowe, mętnawe piwo o grubej, szybko opadającej pianie i słodowym, owocowym aromacie. W smaku również słodowe, chlebowe z lekką, zbożową goryczką na finiszu.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2352) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Shared with wim at my home. Light brown colored beer with medium white head and no carbonation. Fruited malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet hopped slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Dark reddish brown hazy lasting beige head. Malty aroma. Malty in mouth. Some carbonation. Not much hop. Very malty. It’s fine. Simple but fine. Brown dry malty flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Draught @ Brasserie Thiriez, Esquelbecq. Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, fruity hops, little spice. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, little smoke, spice, some light fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040814

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Chez Alain Cave a Bieres, Rennes, Brittany, France. Hazy red-amber coloured with a red fruit, currant and liquorice flavour, Christmas spice notes followed by warming caramel finish. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 From tap at Brasserie Thiriez.
Mostly clear dark amber body with an off-white head. Spicy cara red malt cinnamon and tobacco and red apple. House strain shows its core rustic mustiness. Herbal hops with faint citrus oil notes. High caramelization, enough so that a trace of smoke is suggestable. Velvety texture, soft as can be, the signature body of Thiriez in full effect. Off-dry, low acidity, relatively low bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (5842) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Tap at Irreale. Cloudy red orange, offwhite low cream. Very light minerally nose and entry, melonoidin, clayish notes, flat light roast. Medium light body. Quick toasted grassy finish. Anonymous Not super exiting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3452) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
33cl bottle. Gråsälstasting #4. Deep amber, thick white head. Xmas cake, spicy, bready malty aroma. Cardamum, bread, spices, sweetness. Long sweet finish. Enjoyable.

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