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

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Floral funk aroma. Golden body with tall lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor begins with hints of hop, yeast and champagne. A dry, crisp and enjoyable beer. Slight bitter finish

2.9
fidemaster (333) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Aroma of a sweet hoppy, malts. It has a hazy golden color. Lightly sweet, hoppy, malty saison. Overall it has a decent flavor, but a bit lacking. Not bad but did not stand out.

3
brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle on sale @ Wade’s Wines. Fucken a. Hazy straw pour with a big white head. Oh wow is this skunky. Grass, floral hops, and citrus peel. Some yeast, dough, and a bit of bread and biscuit. The flavor is fairly skunked as well. Grassy and floral hops. A touch of citrus, yeast, and sweet dough, biscuit, and bread.

3.3
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Golden slightly hazy straw golden color. Smells like vegetables and yeast. A very dry finish.

4.6
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Hazy gold with big, flotsam, white head, fine lacing / Nose of citrus, orchard fruit, yeast, little funk / Light to medium body, acidic, fruity but dry and finely balanced, with good, bitter finish / Delicate flavors of honey comb, orange, pear, white grape, resin, lavender, oak, cheese rind, chrysanthemum, straw, light barnyard / Terrific. Remarkable that this much flavor and balance is only 4.5%.

4.8
JimyP (2) - Weehawken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
This hoppy saison delivers real taste with only a 4.5% abv making it one of my all-time top 10. I highly recommend it.

3.4
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy grassy aroma with weak hints of citrus. Fruity malty slightly yeasty hoppy citrus flavor.with earthy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy and weak hoppy grassy finish.

3.9
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
This straw colored beer has it all and with such a low ABV. A great mixture of hops with the funkiness of a saison. Has a nice dryness to it. The hop bitterness is great. Very understated beer.

4.1
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has some dusty fruits and very mild funk. Flavor has nice dry leathery notes, mildly spicy grapefruit, and dusty tropical fruits...rindy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry rindy/bitter finish that hints at fruit.

4.6
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
bottle. real nice rustic, fresh grass, dank wet hops, farm aroma. taste is quite grassy, with some toasted dough, touch of perfume, old world, dank musty cellar. dry. real nice. complex, tasty, refreshing beer. little too good. actually, this is unbelievably good. the best thing to come out of france since those kate middleton photos.


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