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Etoile Du Nord - Brasserie Thiriez

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BA SCORE
84
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Thiriez visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaveAnderson on 03-18-2011)
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Hazee

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-27-2014 20:38:00 | More by Hazee
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barryjg

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-20-2014 21:07:27 | More by barryjg
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-01-2014 07:34:51 | More by DrinkSlurm
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows spicy noble hops, faint vegetable notes, sweet light malt and spicy Belgian phenols.
Similar flavours , quite hoppy with more spicy and grassy notes alongside light grainy malt.
Good high carbonation works well.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 12:47:39 | More by CrazyDavros
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-14-2014 11:26:05 | More by Andy_Luft
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-01-2014 00:34:27 | More by schnarr84
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-30-2014 00:07:22 | More by Sammy
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-29-2014 21:52:19 | More by DaPan
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-17-2014 20:52:27 | More by uturn
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2014 22:42:43 | More by jrenihan
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

33cl brown bottle purchased from Cave à Bulles in Paris.

Pours a bright, slightly hazed golden colour with a bit of orange in its depths. Head forms a solid fine film that leaves great, intricate lace. Body is quite fine but light, and holds powdery carbonation. Looks good.

Nose is dirty, earthy and vegetative: exactly the sort of robust characters you get from slamming a beer with stacks of European hops, and I love it. Freshly snapped celery, wet soil, mushroom mold, with a lilting fragrance from the yeast that makes it a bit sweeter and fruitier. Great stuff.

Taste starts out very clean, but the hop characters here almost come out harsh. Strong tobacco ash bitterness on the mid-palate along with vegetative or bitter herbal notes. Luckily, these clear up towards the back with a fragrant buoyant yeast tone to provide and end to the ash character. The bitterness continues, but it's fortunately very clean by the end, leaving a lingering resinous character that builds up the more you drink.

Feel is light and very clean. It makes it very, very easy to drink.

Don't think I'm slamming the characters on the palate: this is just the sort of bitterness I'm not used to, but it most certainly has its merits, and it's certainly the type of thing I think I could grow to love. Right now, an overhopping with these earthier hops seems like an acquired taste that I don't have, but give me a few more of this beer and I'll probably be extolling its virtues until the end of time.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 16:05:41 | More by lacqueredmouse
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-20-2014 22:52:34 | More by tom10101
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-14-2014 00:20:35 | More by Caudalie
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sonorb7

Australia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-11-2014 12:22:58 | More by sonorb7
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-20-2013 02:55:47 | More by brandon911
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Rwalford74

Australia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-12-2013 09:40:27 | More by Rwalford74
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-05-2013 21:14:25 | More by BartMcStout
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Belgium

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-03-2013 21:28:26 | More by samEBC
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-21-2013 00:48:51 | More by Kmat10
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andrewfjohnson

Northwest Territories (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-18-2013 01:18:03 | More by andrewfjohnson
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-11-2013 15:49:56 | More by safaricook
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-25-2013 20:05:59 | More by Farnswurth
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Mattias

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-27-2013 22:21:59 | More by Mattias
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2013 14:28:51 | More by GRUUMSH
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zachloveshisbeer

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow! I was told by a co-worker in the liquor store that I work at that this was one of those "must try" beers. As it was served in a huge 750 mL bottle I knew he was right and that if I didn't enjoy it, at least I could twist some people's arms into trying it. I opened it and poured it into a glass and immediately got hit with a skunky sort of Heineken-type smell, followed by a hint of Saison yeast which was very pleasant. It poured like a Saison and thankfully I had a clean, dishwasher-cleaned glass because the head just went on for days. The taste was very pleasant and easy-to-handle but the finish was big and fruity, which I attribute to the use of whatever kind of hop varietal was used. I did end up sharing some of this and most of the crowd at my girlfriends' parents place enjoyed it quite a bit because it was so different. I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 22:15:13 | More by zachloveshisbeer
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Etoile Du Nord from Brasserie Thiriez
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.