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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 From tap at Brasserie Thiriez.
Mostly clear dark amber body with an off-white head. Spicy cara red malt cinnamon and tobacco and red apple. House strain shows its core rustic mustiness. Herbal hops with faint citrus oil notes. High caramelization, enough so that a trace of smoke is suggestable. Velvety texture, soft as can be, the signature body of Thiriez in full effect. Off-dry, low acidity, relatively low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Bouteille 33cl, lot#503, BB 12/2016. Couleur ambrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme offre un bouquet renfermé tirant sur des houblons frais et une note de basse-cour/ferme. Herbacé avec un rétro plaisant épicé rappelant la muscade. Palais au profil demeurant axé sur un épicé plaisant. Je note un côté de coriandre et muscade? le tout est ponctué par un malté carapils. Houblonné moyen légèrement citronné. Petite pointe grillée perce en fin de bouche, pour une effervescence moyenne voire faible. Le tout brille par son côté épicé qui tient sa part de bière de fin d’année.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2005
Bottled. A hazy amber coloured beer with little head. The aroma is very hoppy and sharp. The taste has a nice sour farmyard quakity with the hops again nicely noticeable. Slightly spicy and very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
33cl bottle from Abcbeers. thin creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. Herbal aftertaste. Pretty nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Hazy amber body. Sour berries grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit sour berries thin bodied flavor. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8528) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle. Bronze beer with a huge off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with lemony citrus, spice, earth, and toasted grains. Then a long wait while the head just sat there. Earthy, peppery flavor with good caramel and some fruitiness. Medium body. High carbonation. Finishes dry. LIngering earthy spiciness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015
BBE 2011. Amber coloured and almost clear. Has a lightly spicy aroma, light acid and some toasted malts. Flavor starts sweet, dark bread, more spicy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by Mark at the Bayou. Pours a cloudy amber color with a large foamy white head. The aroma is rich malts, light caramel. The flavor is lots of yeast, rich malts, light citrus and spices. Refreshing and fizzy. Not bad at all. Somewhat sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (7640) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Red amber color with medium white head. Malty aroma with caramel. Sweet fruity taste, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015
Old rating. 0,33l. Best before 09/2010. Orange-trüb im Glas. Der Antrunk ist mild-säuerlich. Zum Hauptteil wird die milde Säuerlichkeit deutlicher, leicht herb-hopfig, frisch-grasig. Der Nachgeschmack ist hefig, leicht herb, angenehm sauer mit leicht mild-fruchtiger Nore.
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