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style
Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Saison
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A joint beer venture between a Kentish and Flanders Craft Brewery using quality brewing ingredients.

Formerly known as Thiriez Xxtra, a special version of Etoile du Nord for the US market.

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3.8
caesar (7276) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Slight hazy yellow to golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of spicy and grassy noble hop, just slight spicy yeast. Medium bitter in taste, slight dry. More like an urtyp or classic german pilsener, but hardly any farmhouse or saison character. No problem to me, it’s nice and flavorful.

3.6
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, nicely hoppy, nicely bitter. Not really what I had expected from a saison but it’s a nice beer.

3.3
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is German posts with extra hop and a hint of funky barn. But only slightly. Flavour is light to medium bitterness, fruity and spicy hops, some light barn. Nice one!

3.5
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 10, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. a nice refreshing saison. Slight pepper

3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear golden pour, foamy white head. Aroma of German hops, spicy, some citrus and quite crispy. Flavor is quite bitter, German pilsener and spicy. Nice balance.

3.6
Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap. Slightly hazy yellow orange, with a thin white head. Slight earthy hop presence, hay, grass and fairly muted overall. Flavor is more interested with sour grass, sweet hay, and minerals. Light soft still body.

3.5
snoworsummer (6061) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Pours almost clear amber with a fizzy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry bitterness, grassy, lemon, herbs, spices. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet lemon, sweet grass, and dough.

3.4
sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Tap at Churchkey. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cracker malts, light floral notes, light barnyard notes, and some citrus, with faint funk. Flavor is dry malts, grassy hop and grapefruit bitterness, and faint citrus esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.7
Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Medium to bigger sized white foamy head on top of a cloudy yellow colored beer. Aromas yeast, bread, herbs, some grass, plants and a hint of flowers. Flavours of yeast, herbs, some hops, grass, light hint of flowers, bitters, hints of malts, citrus, spicy and some clay. Aftertaste bitters, herbs, yeast, light dry and some grass/plant tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light dry creamy texture.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Very nice saison. On the lighter side. Incredibly drinkable. Agreeable. Good as an introduction to the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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