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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 210   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours cloudy amber with a large fluffy head. Nose is tart orange fruit and yeast. Brett, fruit and a bit of caramel. Pepper and spices. Medium bodied. Overcarbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at Gott i Lådan, Billdal, 120421. Amber beer, nice offwhite head. Yeast floating in the glass. Malty toffee aroma, nutty, fruity. Malty flavor, chocolate, nuts, roasted, hazelnuts, caramel, hop notes. Nutty finish, hops and fruity notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (14270) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Camons. Hazy dark reddish orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. A bit thin. 020215

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Bottled.
Amber red, floating fine yeast. Steady cloudy head. Grassy and fruity lemony nose. Crisp, grassy, a bit alcoholic flavor. Some caramel and sugars also can be tracked. Quite "Belgium" ale, not French or a bière de Garde at all.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (13119) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier! Recht milder, etwas fruchtiger aromatischer Geruch. Minimal fruchtig etwas herb und relativ mild schmeckt das Bier dann auch, wobei mir der würzige Nachgeschmack am meisten zusagt. Test vom 4.2.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,10,10,12,9,10 - 10,15

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
75 cl bottle from BeerGeek. Hazy amber color with a three finger beige head. Aromas of spice and light citrus. Nearly full bodied with coarsely creamy carbonation. Flavor is "brown" malt, with a hint of coffee, and lots of light, but not stone, fruits. Lots meaning many kinds, not lots of fruit. The mouth tingles. The finish seems reasonably balanced. What I thought was coffee, not seems more like cola. It just won’t settle down. It is a really enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours lightly cloudy amber body with a huge rocky off-white head that lasts. Aroma of musty leaves, light florals, and notes of citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast with a hint of fruit in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Amber with a big white head. Rich fruity aroma with orange, pineapple and prune with some pepper and a mineral note. Dry and tart spicy and dried fruit flavour

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (11227) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2005
Pepper and nutmeg in the aroma. Thin, biscuit, nutmeg, even a bit grainy. Some bitterness. The flavor is a bit of a letoff compared to the fine aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (11084) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Extremes Gushing beim Öffnen, ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr trübes orangebraunes Bier mit sehr viel Schaum. Geruch fruchtig würzig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, leicht fruchtig, etwas herb, leicht würzig.


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