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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: 3.36/5   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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ZodiacM (1310) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Bruin troebel bier. Aroma van mout en gist. Smaak van gebrande mout, caramel, licht bitter, beetje waterig. Niets bijzonders dus.

3.3
Maits (584) - ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Cloudy dark amber with decent white head. Sour aroma with some metallic notes. Sweet fruit and caramel taste. Enjoyable fruit beer with nice balance.

3.3
h0ppingmad (104) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 5, 2016
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy amber with a slight off-white foamy head. Faint aroma of light malts. Taste is slightly spicy, mostly malts, toast/toffee notes. Light body, somewhat watery, light to medium carbonation.

3
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
33cl bottle. Amber, average head. Nutty, malty, caramel, spicy. Medium sweet, drier finish. Average carbonation, medium bodied. Overall a normal bière de garde.

3.3
cervmagpt (912) - PORTUGAL - MAR 10, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 24C - amber). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 496. AROMA: medium-low malty notes with a toasty quality. faint esters. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark amber color with a rubi tint and clear. large light tanned head with medium-low retetion. TASTE: medium-low malt flavor with toasty notes and faint toffee. medium-low to low bitterness to balance malt with an almost dry finish. esters imperceptible. PALATE: medium-light to light body with medium-high carbonation. faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: an amber biere de garde not much complex.

3.1
minutemat (6133) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Dec 15, courtesy of Paolo. Many thanks! Pours hazy amber. Earthy aroma. Taste is a straightforward biere de garde, a little unexciting but bearing some nutty warmth and a smooth mouthfeel. Nice enough, would probably enjoy more having a full bottle to myself in a nice rural Flanders Estaminet.

3.5
BlackHaddock (7747) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Shared bottle at the December 2015 Shrewsbury Beer Share Group meeting: cheers Mat for this and others! Loved the aroma of this amber brew, sadly the taste wasn’t as intense or interesting as the nose. Spicy, malty and fruity smell, taste just malty to me: where did all the exciting esters my nasal organ found disappear too? Maybe a full bottle rather than a 5th might have helped answer that question.

3.1
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 3, 2015
Keg at mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a clean amber color with a small white head. Aroma is biscuity and sweet with honey mixed nuts roasted malts and bubble gum. Taste has some nts biscuit booze and yeast. Medium bodied woith ok carbonation. Overall, not my genre

2.4
Flanfl (817) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
Cloudy amber body, no head. Aroma of yeast, caramel malt and biscuit, hoppy grass. Flavours of caramel, citrus, grass. Slightly bitter. Slightly sweet and bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
spacecube (1785) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle, pours dark brown, small tan head. Aroma is medium malty, light roast, some dark fruits. Sweet, palate thins out.


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