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La Petite Princesse - Brasserie Thiriez

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La Petite Princesse
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87
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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France

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  2.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: samEBC on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 7
Photo of valianes
2.99/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Looks, feels and smells great. Aftertaste is pleasant. But, for some reason it tastes like soap the second it hits my palate. Very unpleasant.

Photo of safaricook
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Even better and tastier than the prince. I had this between the mash and the boil of my brew day and it was excellent thirst quenching and tasteful without being intoxicating. A real session beer. It can't get much better than this in a low alcohol beer.

Photo of mick303
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at barvolo, toronto. Poured a light hazy gold with a strong compact white head. Aroma was all about the french yeast which was reminscent of tart fruits and a barnyard brettiness. Very aromatic and interesting. Taste provides a really solid profile of yeasty and fruity notes, apples, lemon citrus, horseblankets, tartness throughout, ends very nicely, and one that is certainly very drinkable with a low abv but really solid flavour. Tasty and quite pleasant, a really nice example of the table beer style.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pale hazy beige color ale with a relatively large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bready yeast with some floral hay notes is very enticing. Taste is a very drinkable mix of bready yeast with some light Belgian malt with a dry hay finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Nice complex beer with good drinkability and low ABV. Where do I sign-up for more of this?

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

33cl brown bottle purchased from Cave à Bulles in Paris. A collaboration with Jester King, and a somewhat counterpart to Jester King's Petit Prince. Drunk at my hotel in Amboise in the Loire Valley.

Pours a very hazy blonde colour, with a hint of pink to it. Head forms a frothy, insubstantial mass that settles out to some fine-bubbled lacing. Body is very light, not unexpectedly. Looks pretty good though.

Nose is really very pleasant, if quite restrained and light. Pleasant yeasty characters of dry cider, a little pepper and dust, and some other restrained fruit characters. There's not a lot going on, but it gives the sense of a very refreshing beer.

And refreshing indeed it is. Clear, light palate of mild fruity tones balanced by a slight earthy bitterness that gives a little fruit skin and herbs. Peppery tones finish it off, with that earthiness still forming the bulk of the beer. Again, it's limited in what it can achieve at only 2.9% ABV, but it still does pretty well for what it's got.

Very drinkable, quaffable, indeed a table beer, but a good one—one I perhaps wish I had two or three bottles of in front of me instead of the one.

Photo of mtomlins
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass and shared with friends
Thanks to Luc for the bottle!

Pours a hzy golden color with a bubbly white head, semi-persistent and leaving minimal lace. A really pleasant nose of toasted malt, grass/hay, some spice (citrus rind and white pepper). On the palate the malt is accompanied by some fruity hops, and spice (coriander, pepper). Medium-light body and lots of carbonation creating a light, refreshing saison. A very nice bottle and a great deal of flavor and character for a 2.9% ABV!

Photo of samEBC
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled on 26/10/2012, european counterpart of le petit prince

A: pale yellow and hazy body, with a big foamy white head, the head lasts longer than average and leaves a lot of lacing

S: citrussy smell, lemons mostly, pale malts and light spicy notes

T: starts slightly sharp, apples, lemons, grassy and a suprisingly strong bitterness towards the end, short finish, minty aftertaste

M: light body, soft carbonation, dry finish

O: plenty of flavour and not watery as you would expect from a 2.9 Abv beer, I enjoyed this beer a lot, somehow it captured the essence of what a saison should be

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La Petite Princesse from Brasserie Thiriez
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.