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The French Connection - Blonde - Brasserie Thiriez

The French Connection - BlondeThe French Connection - Blonde

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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Thiriez visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 03-07-2013)
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Reviews by mverity:
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mverity

Florida

4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super head on this beer! Pours pretty damn creamy and just barely off white. Head retention is ridiculous! I poured this beer, put a few things away, came back and the head had only settled about a 1/4 inch. Smells yeasty as all get out, with a sour/hoppiness to it as well. Yellowish amber in color with a small amount of 'floaties'. I love the Belgian treatment of this pale. Creamy mouthfeel, reminiscent of what I'd expect from that head. Crazy lacing. Good light hop character, with almost an IPA hop presence. The yeast strain makes this beer IMHO. Great Belgian PA. Still loving Stillwater.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 06:56:01 | More by mverity
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-22-2013 17:38:43 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really like this beer- drinking on a warm Friday afternoon and feeling refreshed. Looks beautiful; hazy blonde color. Not to much in the nose but appealing. Earthy yeast and malt notes; a little peppery. Tastes great- medium light body, modestly carbonated, a little bit of a hoppy finish. I'd get it again if I was in this kinda mood.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 19:14:47 | More by Hopdaemon39
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium caramel amber with a two finger white head with great retention and tons of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, ligth sour fruit, citrus. Flavor is apple, pear and lemon citrus, biscuit malt, citrus hops, finishing semi-dry with residual grassy hops. Refreshing. Medium bodied with good carbonation. An interesting take on a Belgian pale, but is more a hybrid between an American Blond (biscuit malt and fresh hops) and a Belgian Blonde (Belgians yeasts and light fruit flavors). This is a combination that tastes very good; well made and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 20:44:31 | More by LiquidAmber
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-10-2013 13:39:40 | More by mendvicdog
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-20-2013 22:12:58 | More by DonFrap
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larryi86

Delaware

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle pour into a tulip

A- A hazy golden straw color with a massive fluffy white head.

S- Bright, tart apples, lemons, earthy, of funky, some biscuity malts.

T- Lemons and apples, earthy funkiness, grassy, some floral hops, some biscuity malts, some sweetness that is hard to put my finger on. The more I drink this the more it comes together.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, dry, nice carbonation.

O- A tasty, different beer. Flavors work well together, yeast drives the taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 20:14:00 | More by larryi86
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-08-2013 16:41:42 | More by Drknight
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-03-2013 00:40:50 | More by kaelingirl
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Lob

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-13-2013 04:03:32 | More by Lob
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-26-2013 00:52:52 | More by jtdolla911
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GTB

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

03-16-2013 12:47:58 | More by GTB
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DoubleJ

California

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A collaboration ale between Brasserie Thiriez and Stillwater, this is a French blonde ale which is waiting to greet me. From a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Suspended particles of yeast is visible in the beer's body. The color is toasted caramel, topped with a creamy head which cakes lace around the glass. The nose is earthy, dry, offers some mint, lemon peel, and is rustic.

Dry, pleasant, and appetizing. The French Connection shows some complexity, offering a dry earthy note upfront, lemon, grassiness, a bite of sweetness that I can't make out, and a rustic and dry aftertaste. The body is a lighter-medium with a slight creaminess and gentle carbonation. As a bonus, it's very easy to drink.

This is a connection that I would like to keep together. Given the chance, I'd drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 07:01:02 | More by DoubleJ
The French Connection - Blonde from Brasserie Thiriez
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