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

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13069) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Amber with a big white head. Rich fruity aroma with orange, pineapple and prune with some pepper and a mineral note. Dry and tart spicy and dried fruit flavour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours lightly cloudy amber body with a huge rocky off-white head that lasts. Aroma of musty leaves, light florals, and notes of citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast with a hint of fruit in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (12771) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2005
Pepper and nutmeg in the aroma. Thin, biscuit, nutmeg, even a bit grainy. Some bitterness. The flavor is a bit of a letoff compared to the fine aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12523) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruitiness and spiciness. Sweet flavor, caramelly, a bit spicy, fruity and yeasty, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy brown, somewhat rusty with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malt, dates, cellar notes and faint hops. Flavor is malt dominant, no real hops, faint bitterness, light esters and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2006
750ml bottle shared courtesy of dick in some beer. Paul had to very slowly open this one over the sink. He mentioned that another Thiriez beer he had was a gusher too. Poured a deep and slightly hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Lots of small particles. Aromas of some spices, pine, citrus, and somewhat grainy. Tastes of citrus, lighter spices, citrus and light yeast. Thinner body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle at Volo, shared, but not so drinkable Xmas biere de garde. Faded spices. Rather bland. Reminds me of too many xmas beers we did not like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle. Pear, orange, and malt aroma. Cloudy orange and amber color with a giant head. White pepper, peach and celery flavor. Very nice beer - dry with light fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10878) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Draught @ Brasserie Thiriez, Esquelbecq. Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, fruity hops, little spice. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, little smoke, spice, some light fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040814

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10761) - 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.


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