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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière de fermentation haute, non filtrée et non pasteurisée. Refermentation en bouteilles. Les spécialistes y retrouveront le style belge.

Note: Recently reformulated to 6.0% ABV, although older 6.5% bottles may still be found.

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3.1
Zlotta (3193) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2016. Clear, golden yellow with a white head. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy aroma of banana, vanilla, clove and some honey. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy taste of banana, cloves, vanilla and honey, followed by a short, slightly bitter, yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Okay!

3.9
uckelman (789) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Borefts 2016. Dark amber, small white head. Slightly basementy aroma. Mushrooms and herbs. Spring!

1.9
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2016
Draft at Borefts, thanks for sharing! Oxidized, yeast, shit bad. Reminds me of french beer, oh wait?

2.7
SinH4 (4708) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Tap. Slightly hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, bananas. Taste is bananas, fresh yeast, wheat, some spiciness. Rather bitter finish. Ok.

3.3
cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at borefts 2016... Golden yellow Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herbal fruit nose... Soft dry herbal fruit. Soft fruits

4.1
ThirstyBird (2914) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
6.5% ABV Bottle pours a hazy amber with a light tan head. The smell is earthy malt, spice, dull fruit and a touch of funk. The taste is rich toasted malt, licorice, fruit, sassafras ending somewhat dry and earthy. Light+ in body with fine carbonation. Damn, I could drink this beer regularly and be a happy man.

3.5
Hopverdju (1192) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: wat moutzoetigheid, wat yoghurt en gist, licht fruitig, perzik. Smaak: zacht zoetig, romig, wat fruitig. Redelijk volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Bière de garde ok, een mooi alternatief voor pils ok, maar saison?

3.5
poech73 (406) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2016
From Auchan Littoral Flandres Blonde de style belge: douce épicée sur lie mais bien houblonnée. Attaque sur la levure, et un bouquet épicé qui fait pensé au girofle et à la coriandre. Bouche ronde un peu épaisse en équilibre sur les saveurs à l’attaque s’appesantit en saveurs épicées. Finale moyennement sèche aigrelette avec des notes de levure argileuse poivrées à vanillées.

2.5
GregNC (118) - - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at Berthom (Lyon). Color : hazy yellow / golden ale with medium white head. Nose : yeast, malt, honey. Aromas : malt, spices, yeast. Medium texture, low carbonation, low bitterness.

3.8
UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
Appearance: clear deep gold with one fat finger of creamy dense ivory head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: floral, citrus, yeasty, grassy, honey and pale malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart, light peppery spice. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitter and slightly spicy finish. (4/5) Another solid performer from Thiriez, if maybe not quite as good as their Etoile Du Nord. I have to admit a real weakness for this Franco-Belgian style, but even so, this is a good interpretation of that style. (14/20)


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