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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 185   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear sparkling, medium amber orange color with a huge huge, frothy, goodlacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, spicy !! sour milk tart citrus, artificial raspberry notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long to average duration, sour milk, fruity - berries, roasted - chocolate bitter, milk - citrus - lemon tart sour. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. IMO slightly infected, but again was okay to drink even did get better the more i did drink ! [20110112]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange (amber? - no way) and with a slowly collapsing white head. Spiced and light citric yeast aroma. Flavour is light orange to berry fruity and mild yeasty, shows a light spice note to a mild citric base. Could be slightly infected, then again - I was warned about a strange yeast used. Ends with a mild fruity yeast lingering finish. Certainly strange but also drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
A hazy deep amber beer with a rim of off-white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of berries - the aroma is too weak for my liking. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of berries, leading to a dry bitter end. The body is thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20216) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2003
Bottled. Orange-red with lively head. Fruity and malty with funky yeast character and light body. Grassy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty yeasty aroma with some grassy hints. Fruity malty yeasty flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
Beautiful orange-amber color, with a high carbonation that produces an extreme perlage, very nice to see indeed, and a persistent head. There is subtle and nice aroma, of malt and leafy hop, maybe some traces of good yeast. It has a medium body, where the malt is not so much present (maybe there has been some overfermentation and the sugars are too much reduced); it has a light residual sweetness, coming in later, and a light but pleasant mix of hop and yeast. Simpler than the Blonde, but pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours cloudy amber with a large fluffy head. Nose is tart orange fruit and yeast. Brett, fruit and a bit of caramel. Pepper and spices. Medium bodied. Overcarbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Bottled.
Amber red, floating fine yeast. Steady cloudy head. Grassy and fruity lemony nose. Crisp, grassy, a bit alcoholic flavor. Some caramel and sugars also can be tracked. Quite "Belgium" ale, not French or a bière de Garde at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours lightly cloudy amber body with a huge rocky off-white head that lasts. Aroma of musty leaves, light florals, and notes of citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast with a hint of fruit in the finish.


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