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

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2007
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle $9.99. The aroma is sweet candy sugar, sweet malts, mild raisin notes, some citrus and spice a soft floral aroma that is very inviting. The body is a bright copper/amber color and supports a massive three fingers thick head that is ivory white, fluffy and lasting. Fore is dry and grainy with toasted breads, mild baked raisin and caramel flavors, honey and sweet malt. Very tasty. The carbonation is biting and gives some crispness to the rounder, lightly sweet base flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
750 ml bottle. Clear orange in color with a nice huge fluffy white head and lots of floaties. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Light Citrus note. Nice hop flavor. Medium body and decent. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2006
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 14, 2015
Cervesa amb un pel massa de gas, en gust predomina el caramel i la galeta. Cerveza con un poco demasiado de gas, en sabor predomina el caramelo y la galleta.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Gusher. Amber with I head that takes up most of the glass. Aroma is caramel, doughy, and a light sourness. Taste is caramel, light pale maltiness showing, a hint of smoke, light hoppiness. Besides the over carbonation, it was terrific.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Sligthly hazy dark amber, one finger foamy off-white head, recedes very quickly, thin layer remains; shy aroma toasted malt, caramel, bread, herbal notes, gives slightly watery impression; moderate sweet, slightly bitter, dark fruits, spicy notes (cloves, nutmeg); medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; smooth moderate sweetbitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
Light amber in colour with a beige huge head. Lovely fruity caramel aroma with some musty notes. Toasted caramel, subdued fruits with a nice nutty finish. Medium bodied, tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Hazy amber color,good sized white head that had a long hang time then faded slowly to leave a decent lace behind.The aroma was hoppy with a decent malty side and a bit of band-aid or somethng that is kind of funky.The flavor was another surprise.Nice malty taste with a good hop showing some citrus and caramel and a nice smooth feel all around.Pretty decent brew and well worth trying again but there fairly pricey at $12/bot


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