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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3328) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
Tap I believe at Borefts 2016 - Dag 1. Bref: dry autumn leaf caramels and dried stonefruit frame a spicy sessioner between bière de garde, maltier saison and toasty English bitter. Earthy aromas and something like curry or curcuma abound in malt, hop and yeast profile. Will revisit in a saison tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
A nice amber beer. Toasted malt. Some hints of caramel. Has a balanced sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (3181) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Tap. Clear copper color with tan head. Aroma is earthy hops, a bit bubblegum. Taste is spicy, earthy, bubblegum. Low carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at at borefts.. Dark copper... Small tan head... Soft sweet bready fruit nose... Soft toffee fruit malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - APR 26, 2016
330ml bottle bought @Johnny’s Off License (Rome). Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, brown sugar, light roasted notes and ripe fruit. Flavour is unbalanced, very sweet and malty. Medium body, light carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZodiacM (870) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Bruin troebel bier. Aroma van mout en gist. Smaak van gebrande mout, caramel, licht bitter, beetje waterig. Niets bijzonders dus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maits (179) - ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Cloudy dark amber with decent white head. Sour aroma with some metallic notes. Sweet fruit and caramel taste. Enjoyable fruit beer with nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
h0ppingmad (102) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 5, 2016
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy amber with a slight off-white foamy head. Faint aroma of light malts. Taste is slightly spicy, mostly malts, toast/toffee notes. Light body, somewhat watery, light to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
33cl bottle. Amber, average head. Nutty, malty, caramel, spicy. Medium sweet, drier finish. Average carbonation, medium bodied. Overall a normal bière de garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (668) - PORTUGAL - MAR 10, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 24C - amber). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 496. AROMA: medium-low malty notes with a toasty quality. faint esters. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark amber color with a rubi tint and clear. large light tanned head with medium-low retetion. TASTE: medium-low malt flavor with toasty notes and faint toffee. medium-low to low bitterness to balance malt with an almost dry finish. esters imperceptible. PALATE: medium-light to light body with medium-high carbonation. faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: an amber biere de garde not much complex.

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