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

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2006
750ml. bottle at HW open house. Hazy amber color with a large off white head. Mild aroma that was somewhat grassy with a hint of honey. Spicy, fruity flavor with some caramel and a lighly bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2005
big 750 mL bottle, pouring a carbonated amber color. nice and mild, fresh farm scents not of pigs or cattle but corn and hay. a very enjoyable brew, definitely hiding all 5.8% alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1123) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1028) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (1008) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (998) - 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.

3.4
   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.

4.4
   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.

3.7
   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.


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