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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6218) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Bottled. Reddish orange colour with yeast floating around, mediumsized beigeish head. Aroma is hops, yeast and barnyard. Flavour is sour fruits along with some caramellish notes. Gets quite nutty in the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Aomra and taste of malts, fruits and yeast. Fruity finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle - Brown sugar, malt and some yeasty sourness. Cloudy amber with particles, foamy dissipating head. Very dry and dusty, an lack of body makes this just ok for me. Mild spices and a vanilla note does peek its head out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Yeah. Well. Nothing like the other Biere de garde I had. Classifications are often a nonsense. I think. Definitely not a good name for my member. Though it may provide confusion and disorientation which may be fairly well representative of how well it performs. Enough. Malty, sweet, some dark fruit but not much. Reminds me of the Old Thumper I had recently. Now that’s a much better member name.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with no head. Aroma is caramel, apple and burnt toast. Taste is quite grainy, bready, grainy, yeasty finish with some apple on the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled, BB 10/2013, large sample. Hazy amber color with floating stuff, big off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, soft spicy notes, hint of raisin, slight grassy hop. Medium bitter in taste, some burned caramel. Slight metallic finish. Past its peak I guess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma: sweet malts, some yeast, maybe orange? Appearance: dark amber, hazy, medium creamy head, quickly disappearing. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: very short finish, sweets persist, medium to lively carbonation. Overall: nice Biere de Garde, but doesn’t one make jump up and down. Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2006
Dark orange colored, big light brown head. Rather thin aroma with yeast, spices and some sweet caramel, some weird banana in aroma also. Medium bodied. Flavor is also rather mild with spices and yeast, some berries and even metal in drying aftertaste.


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