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

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RATINGS: 232   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
This was supposed to be one of the best brews of France, according to the man who sold it to me. Well, it’s not bad, somewhat sour and hoppy. Loads of carbonation though. Tastes a bit like a cider. I liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Aomra and taste of malts, fruits and yeast. Fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3992) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy amber coloured brew with an full flavor of maltiness.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5930) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 33cl. An amber beer with medium carbonation. Smell is hopy and acid. Aroma is very acid and yeast like, so strange near to vomit, may be some infection or to high temperature storage. Quite citric and dry, very bitter at the finish, not really nice. Donno what kind of beer it should be, more a Berliner Weisse than any thing else.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty yeasty aroma with some grassy hints. Fruity malty yeasty flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange body with an off white head. Light straw and hay almost grain character. Spices with a grass tone and some sweeter esters. Bread y with a light bitterness to boot. Decent enough.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a huge, fragile, off-white head. The aroma is toasted and doughy. Light-bodied with champagne-like carbonation. Pleasantly sweet and bready. Crisp, clean, lightly toasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9803) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
33cl bottle; Cloudy, orange colour with a short off-white foamy head. Sourish wheaty malty nose with citrus-/orange-peel, coriander and phenolic spices. Moderately sourish flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Yeasty wheat-character with citrus and softer spicy notes in the background; sourish fruity and spicy finish. 16.XI.08

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8996) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (3118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle, Ap: Hazy amber, white head. Ap, Fla: Big body. Malty with a grapefruit hoppy touch. Well balanced.


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