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


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Really, really, really fizzy. Light notes of peanuts and caramel corn, some apples. Honey, maybe. Nice flavors, but their intensity is lightened considerably by the carbonation. Dry, herbally bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
] Pours a clear deep amber, topped by an impossible head of light tan foam. Too much head retention - foam oozes out of the top of the bottle, even after I’ve poured off 4-5 ounces. Light malt caramel aroma, with a soft fruitiness. Delicious beer - light caramel, some dark honey, sweet bread, and a touch of dried apricot. These sweet flavors are nicely balanced by the fresh earthy hops. Exceptionally smooth beer - medium body and lots of gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2006
thanks to dickinsonbeer (dick-in-some-beer) Appears a hazy light gold with a chunky head that is from the 3/4 Liter bottle that spewed like a mother in labor. Smell is of plum, grapefruit, spices, and doughy bread. Taste is of the same aromas. Mouthfeel is smooth, mildly sugary, and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2006
750ml Bottle: I saw this was new at Royal (and I believe to MO) so of course I had to get it. I believe three total Brasserie Thiriez are availbile. It pours with an explosive head that took multliple pours to get it all in my stien (only glassware I have to hold whole bottle, I’m sorry I know its not proper glassware). A this hazy orangey amber color beer with some floating to sinking sediments. A small ring of head remains atop the beer. The aroma is nice, nothing too distinct. the flavor is great. Rather mild, yet complex. Has figs in the background but for lack of better ability to describe it, it just hides in the background, seemingly wanting to explode onto the palate but remains in the background. Sugary up front, but spices do come through with an interesting finish. Nice toffee, malts, sugary, syrupy, doughy, wheatish, and definitly some apples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 30, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of mal, caramel and biscuit. Very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown orange opaque hazy beer withn a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Roast, caramel, light biscuit, herb, red berries. Light sweet, light dry bitter refreshing ; acid note. Light to medium body, average texture, light oily, average carbonation, dry fruity finish. Overall, enjoyable fruity bittersweet refreshing light beer ; nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (807) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
From 0,75l bottle, Pours: deep cloudy amber liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: malty, caramel, bready, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, malty, bready, citrus, Palate: light body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, watery, Overall: drinkable, but too watery, too simple, not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Hazy brown with frothy head. Notes of cardamom, malts, chocolate. Interesting. Pretty nice.

- beerbasher

   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.

   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.

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