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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3486) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Red unfiltered. Malty red fruity, some spices (cardemon). Lightish body. Spicy, some hay maltyness. Some chocolate. Quite enjoyable. Lighter xmas beer.

-- bb

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4354) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletcm (149) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14158) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2008
tasting notes from last year. Explosive beer. Foams like a madman! Orangish colored pour with crazy white head that lingered quite a while. Some caramel and fruit on the nose, nothing spectacular. Some spice in the flavor. I wasnt really impressed with this at the time... I think I was looking for something else at the time and they were out. I should try it again for an up to date rating.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
Beautiful orange-amber color, with a high carbonation that produces an extreme perlage, very nice to see indeed, and a persistent head. There is subtle and nice aroma, of malt and leafy hop, maybe some traces of good yeast. It has a medium body, where the malt is not so much present (maybe there has been some overfermentation and the sugars are too much reduced); it has a light residual sweetness, coming in later, and a light but pleasant mix of hop and yeast. Simpler than the Blonde, but pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
datebeer (23) - brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2008
The color was beautiful and classic. The aromas were funky and amazing, like sundried tomatos with malt. This beer showed true finesse, and was extremely freindly on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (12631) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
33cl bottle from Cotteridge Wines.Amber pour with slight haze and a smallish non lasting white head.Malt aroma with hints of fruit.Caramel malt and some fruit in the taste of this easy drinking and reasonably tasty brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from brewery, good amber, but I just don’t like ambers. Caramel amber pour, caramel Martinez and fruity yeast in aroma. All that and raisiny sweetness in flavor, medium mouthfeel. Ok


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