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L’Ambrée D’Esquelbecq / Thiriez Amber - Brasserie Thiriez

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L’Ambrée D’Esquelbecq / Thiriez AmberL’Ambrée D’Esquelbecq / Thiriez Amber

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BA SCORE
87
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Thiriez visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-12-2004

Local name - L’Ambrée D’Esquelbecq
US Import - Thiriez Amber

Description on US bottle label:
“Daniel Thiriez painstakingly crafts his rustic farmhouse ales in a rustic farmhouse brewery in the beautiful countryside of French Flanders. This brisk Amber Ale is really a luminous golden-red. It is perfectly balanced, with a soft, fresh hop bitterness playing off a hearty whole-grain maltiness, and accented by an entrancing nose of earth and spice that is typical of French farm-country brewing.”
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 43
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with tan/off-white head.

Aroma is lemony funk, hay, spicy earthy hops.

Taste more or less follows the nose, with a touch of added malt sweetness. Finishes clean, like a lager, pulling you to go back in for another drink.

Carbonation is nice and fine, great mouthfeel.

Interesting, my first foray into biere de gardes. I can see the parallels between this and the Belgian saison tradition.

Photo of AlexFields
2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Not loving this. Slightly tart, and odd. Love the blonde but this is just a little strange.

Photo of pat61
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thiriez Amber pours a clean creamy orange amber with a little haze and a 2” off-white foamy head that quickly dissipates. Caramel and fruity notes dominate the nose augmented by spice and floral notes. Light short cake covered in stone fruit and a trace of caramel dominate the palate with a moderate hop accent on the finish and a touch of tartness for balance. The carbonation is superb with fine soft bubbles that give a luscious mouth feel. It is very smooth and thirst quenching. The body is medium.

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3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of draheim
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a 1-finger head.

Aroma is tart and oaky, earthy, a little sweet.

Taste follows nose. Amber malt, oak, and a sour earthy quality.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied w/ a semi-dry finish.

Overall a unique cross between a saison and a Flanders oud bruin. Nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is nearly clear amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. A careful pour resulted in a two finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a large pillow of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thick collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of sour apples and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a light amount of sourness with notes of grainy malts and apples as well as some hints of earthy yeast.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes unique for a French bière de garde because it's a little sour (but not to the degree of a Jolly Pumpkin beers) and pleasantly adds an interesting twist to the taste. It is quite easy to drink and the bit of sourness also masks some of the grainy malts and earthy yeast.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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L’Ambrée D’Esquelbecq / Thiriez Amber from Brasserie Thiriez
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.