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88
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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Bière de Garde
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Bouteille 33cl, lot#503, BB 12/2016. Couleur ambrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme offre un bouquet renfermé tirant sur des houblons frais et une note de basse-cour/ferme. Herbacé avec un rétro plaisant épicé rappelant la muscade. Palais au profil demeurant axé sur un épicé plaisant. Je note un côté de coriandre et muscade? le tout est ponctué par un malté carapils. Houblonné moyen légèrement citronné. Petite pointe grillée perce en fin de bouche, pour une effervescence moyenne voire faible. Le tout brille par son côté épicé qui tient sa part de bière de fin d’année.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 The Lure:
A lofty head forms intricate lacing around the peaches and apricots. Hay-like maltiness and oranges/citrus fruit assure a probably quenchable pride.

The Festivities:
Sweet fruitiness benefits from the dry hay within. A cushiony mouthfeel emerges from the big bubbles (almost too expansive though) and capable maltiness. Papaya and citrus fruit rise confidently above the classy, restrained profile.

Transcendence:
Warm winds whistling in between barn boards.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2011
bottle, kindly donated by jaghana - merci beaucoup! Hazy amber colour, large and creamy off-white head. Sourish-fruity nose. Full-bodied, lovely malty base with caramel and fruit, balanced by a timid but interesting sourness. Balanced off by some aromatic hops in the finish, the tongue is played with by a miscture of caramel and malty sweetness, fruity sourness and hoppy bitterness. Highly interesting and fascinating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9265) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 From tap at Brasserie Thiriez.
Mostly clear dark amber body with an off-white head. Spicy cara red malt cinnamon and tobacco and red apple. House strain shows its core rustic mustiness. Herbal hops with faint citrus oil notes. High caramelization, enough so that a trace of smoke is suggestable. Velvety texture, soft as can be, the signature body of Thiriez in full effect. Off-dry, low acidity, relatively low bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (9137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Hazy amber body. Sour berries grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit sour berries thin bodied flavor. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle. Bronze beer with a huge off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with lemony citrus, spice, earth, and toasted grains. Then a long wait while the head just sat there. Earthy, peppery flavor with good caramel and some fruitiness. Medium body. High carbonation. Finishes dry. LIngering earthy spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2005
Bottled. A hazy amber coloured beer with little head. The aroma is very hoppy and sharp. The taste has a nice sour farmyard quakity with the hops again nicely noticeable. Slightly spicy and very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8664) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (8585) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
24/IX/16 - on tap @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: n/a (2016-1181) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing today’s beers!

Clear amber beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, some overripe fruits, unpleasant bitterness, chemical touch. Aftertaste: bit sourish, dirty bitterness, don’t like.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015
BBE 2011. Amber coloured and almost clear. Has a lightly spicy aroma, light acid and some toasted malts. Flavor starts sweet, dark bread, more spicy notes.


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