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

bottled
common

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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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle, opened to share with my in-laws. Aggressively carbonated gassy head atop a golden amber body. Musty caramel aroma, not a good start. Musty caramel apple flavour. This bottle is off. Boo.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerParker (12) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Got this bottle from France (0,75). And I am very surprised. Most tasty beer I tasted in years. Very roasty taste with dried fruits. Malty and long taste. I had this in my mouth for hours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Hazy golden-orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma is quite herbal and grassy. Flavour is herbal as well, with yeast and grain notes, caramel, subdued fruits and a nice nutty finish. Quite a good one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1484) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark auburn orange with a large, beige-colored head. Aroma is fruity - peach and apple - light yeast and fermented fruit. A touch of cinnamon or perhaps oven-baked apple? Taste is dry and malty. Spicy, nutty, somewhat fermented fruit. A light tartness on the finish with the nuttiness getting stronger. Pleasant and enjoyable. Imagine would be good with food. Palate is quite light and has too much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (861) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Cloudy warm brown with a plume of tan, coarse head that quickly bubbles down. Aroma is pear, light bakers yeast, nutty wood, white grape, odd grain, and pineapple. Light body with low carbonation of moderate coarseness. Flavor reveals strong nuttiness and a hint of funky tartness which may be due to the inclusion of raw grain. A nice brew that is not overstated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and yeast. Taste is sweet; caramel, sugar with some hop notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2615) - 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 (1509) - 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 (2002) - 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 (4090) - 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.


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