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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
Light amber in colour with a beige huge head. Lovely fruity caramel aroma with some musty notes. Toasted caramel, subdued fruits with a nice nutty finish. Medium bodied, tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1111) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2005
big 750 mL bottle, pouring a carbonated amber color. nice and mild, fresh farm scents not of pigs or cattle but corn and hay. a very enjoyable brew, definitely hiding all 5.8% alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Light amber color that is almost golden. Light aroma of apple and some oak. There is also a little bit of flowers and pears. The taste has some nice caramel and peanuts. The mouthfeel is nice with some light flower notes in the background. There is also a little bit of hay in here. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Couleur ambrée aux reflets orangés. Peu de dégagement gazeux lors du service, mousse blanche moyennement abondante Nez de grains au repos dans l’étable et de cask de bois. Flaveurs de faible malt légèrement torréfié, de levure, de pain et d’épices suggérant le cumin. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince, on ne ressent davantage la présence du grain dans les arômes que dans la texture. Peut-être un peu unidirectionnelle mais sûrement bien représentative des bières de garde. Carbonatation douce et restant en arrière-plan. Bouteille partagée avec Joce et Léo, 24 Juin 2005.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2005
Bottled. A hazy amber coloured beer with little head. The aroma is very hoppy and sharp. The taste has a nice sour farmyard quakity with the hops again nicely noticeable. Slightly spicy and very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2005
This is a good Biere De Garde. Yeasty, malty, and fruity flavors. Clean, crisp, and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
750 ml bottle. Clear orange in color with a nice huge fluffy white head and lots of floaties. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Light Citrus note. Nice hop flavor. Medium body and decent. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
750 ml bottle that reads Amber. Pours a clear orange with a huge white fluffy head, and floaties. Aroma has big fruitiness and hops, with a touch of lemon zest or citrus. Malty smooth flavor, with a good dose of hop flavor, and mild bitterness. Medium body, reminds me a bit of an ESB.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4293) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown beer with a strong fluffy head. The aroma is typically biere de garde fermented fruit, and the flavour is warming, strong and generally alcohol based. Overall a reasonable French beer.


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