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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1888) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark auburn orange with a large, beige-colored head. Aroma is fruity - peach and apple - light yeast and fermented fruit. A touch of cinnamon or perhaps oven-baked apple? Taste is dry and malty. Spicy, nutty, somewhat fermented fruit. A light tartness on the finish with the nuttiness getting stronger. Pleasant and enjoyable. Imagine would be good with food. Palate is quite light and has too much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber colored, moderately opaque with lots of neat little floaties in suspension. Great big ole’ light khaki head composed of varying sized bubbles. Good lacing. Aroma is much more on the sweeter and maltier side than the other Thiriez beers. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation that dances across the tongue and palate. Malty and slightly drying. Residual malty sweetness in flavor with a pleasant earthy hop bitterness towards the finish. Nicely done as are the others sampled from this brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hugh head that stays, very cloudy amber appearance. Smell is crisp with a fruity essence. Taste is full flavored with a slight carbonation feel and smooth aftertaste. Refreshing during the summer and goes down smooth. Good farmhous ale. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1732) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Kleur is donker en een beetje rood, ruikt niet zoveel, smaakt beetje granen en kruiden, bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1669) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Sampled at Larsniclas testing. Pours amber with a big light brown head. Smells red berries and caramel malty. Tastes sweet nutty malty abit barry with a similar finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Hazy amber color with a huge head – I forgot how much these beers gush! Aroma is slightly funky with some fresh oat bread, dandelion, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is sweet with a nice earthy-yeasty-bready taste. Seemed a bit too sweet, but very refreshing. Surprisingly good hop flavor/tingle. Nice saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1661) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Hazy golden-orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma is quite herbal and grassy. Flavour is herbal as well, with yeast and grain notes, caramel, subdued fruits and a nice nutty finish. Quite a good one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
750 ml bottle; dense brown with almost dirty, muddy texture and fizzy light cream head; wow, sometimes I’m blown away by a BdG aroma with the spelty wheat, husky grain and sweet honey; silky, light syrup in the mouthfeel; sweet honey, dry oaks, some dry fruit; delicate yet complex; crisp, clean lager-like feel to it with all the spelty, belgian goodness; one of the best BdG’s I’ve had yet; pure yum

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
From a gold plastic wrapped, capped 750 ml. green bottle with a blurb along the left side of label, no freshness date, sampled at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Poured a hazy orangey amber with a large frothy, foamy off-white head that slowly settled into a thin creamy foamy lacing, small amount of sticking. Aromas of lightly toasted cereal grains and earthy, spicy yeast, a light lemon fruitiness, and a soft herbal hop. Good active carbonation and a crisp, dry, softly slick, velvety smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. A nice malty and yeasty taste, toasted grainy with a subtle malty sugariness, earthy, peppery yeast, dry leafy, herbal hops, a good soft lingering bitterness, a subtle pear and citric fruitiness, the alcohol is well masked and provides a very soft warming presence in the palate, and a dry leafy, subtle citric and grainy finish. This is a brewery I am becoming more impressed with, this is well worth trying, good, smooth drinkability, I just wish it had a cheaper price.


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