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


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Near Guaher. Very dark cloudy amber color, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of intense caramel. Taste is sweet cara el on toast. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Sample at the brewery in April 2008 (on tap I think). Amber with a slight haze. Lightly fruity aroma with a hint of toffee. Clean on the palate with some slightly bready malts. Slightly acidic edge on the finish. Touch of residual sweetness. Easy drinking. Fine but nothing particularly out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2275) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av körsbär, plommon, trä, alldeles för söt med en lite fadd eftersmak. Lagom beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7180) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
33cl bottle from Abcbeers. thin creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. Herbal aftertaste. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3903) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4965) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletcm (153) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5325) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Cloudy, amber-ish red colour with average, frothy to macropore, diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of rose hip and hibiscus, a spicy touch of cinnamon and soy sauce. Taste is moderately sweet malty, some caramel, hints of rosehip, cautious cinnamon allusions. Spiced in wisely restrained mode.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16924) - 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.

   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.

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