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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: 188   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2404) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 08/2013. Pours dark amber in color with a small off-white head. Brown sugar sweetness and a bit of dark fruits with notes of dough and nuttyness in aroma. A bit of hard toffee and dark fruits in taste. Feels even a bit vinous at times, not strongly though. A bit sweet and there are some light warming notes in aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Kleur is donker en een beetje rood, ruikt niet zoveel, smaakt beetje granen en kruiden, bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1724) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a light mahogany with a big head. Aromas of malts, yeast, and metal. Smooth though a bit water. Light flavors of malt and caramel. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Slightly cloudy browm appearance. Fruity with a bitter finnish.Not a lot of life and pretty mundane.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (1584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av körsbär, plommon, trä, alldeles för söt med en lite fadd eftersmak. Lagom beska.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Pours hazy amber. Aroma of brown sugar, malt. Yeasty. Taste sweet (caramel) and greenish, well-balanced. Lack of body and short finish make this beer a bit boring though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5725) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2666) - 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.

3.1
   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
   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.


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