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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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3.4
Cuso (8959) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Red amber color with medium white head. Malty aroma with caramel. Sweet fruity taste, caramel.

3.3
nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4oz pour at Max’s Rare and Obscure Beer Week Part 4. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is orangey, light candy, malty, a little perfume. Flavor is grassy, a little medicinal, malty, yeasty. Obviously a Euro IPA. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.

3.7
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
Hansen (8621) - 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.

3.2
Hermod (8517) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
33cl bottle. Gråsälstasting #4. Deep amber, thick white head. Xmas cake, spicy, bready malty aroma. Cardamum, bread, spices, sweetness. Long sweet finish. Enjoyable.

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3.5
AndySnow (8322) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with hints of fruit. Flavour is sweet fruit, bread.

2.5
jonas (8281) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Tap at Irreale. Cloudy red orange, offwhite low cream. Very light minerally nose and entry, melonoidin, clayish notes, flat light roast. Medium light body. Quick toasted grassy finish. Anonymous Not super exiting.

3.2
Idiosynkrasie (8216) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Cloudy, amber-ish red colour with average, frothy to macropore, diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of rose hip and hibiscus, a spicy touch of cinnamon and soy sauce. Taste is moderately sweet malty, some caramel, hints of rosehip, cautious cinnamon allusions. Spiced in wisely restrained mode.

3.3
Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-02-22 Göteborg AR: heavy roasted malt, pumpernickel bread, some licorice, AP: reddish woddy mahogny colored body, wee fizxy deminishing head F: roasted malt, brown syrup, bread, cardemummseeades, cola

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


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