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


on tap

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4122) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle: Very fruity aroma with plums and apricot. Hazy very dark amber to brown color with an off-white head. Flavor is light malty with fruity notes mainly of plums, hints of cherries and mirabelle plums. Light spicy. Light bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
33cl bottle, from bierkoning. Lightly hazy deep red pour with rapidly receding foam. Aroma of caramel, cherries, light earthy notes, tree bark, dusty aromas. Taste is malty, fruity, sweet, belgian yeast, very mellow flavor. Palate is silky, moderately dry, light carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6644) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DuffMan (9542) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerParker (13) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2509) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5528) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3505) - 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.

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