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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Thiriez
France
brasseriethiriez.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by smithj4 on 12-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,169
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl oz bottle sealed with a gold pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: Golden straw yellow opaque bodied beer with a voluminous four fingers of bone white head. Great head retention and lots of lacing left on the glass as the head slowly recedes. A large clump of head remain on top of the beer the entire drink while the rest of the head just clings around the outside perimeter of the glass.

Smell: Smells very rustic. Hay and wheat. Well water with high mineral concentration. Floral and fruity hops. White pepper. Banana and clove yeast combo. Smells very clean. Great nose!

Taste: A rustic saison for sure in the taste. Mild to moderate bitterness from floral and earthy hops. Might even be a hint of grapefruit rind in the hop profile. Malt imparts a mild to moderate sweetness and has flavors of wheat, hay, and straw to balance the hops bitterness. Just a touch of barnyard to taste. Hint of banana, clove, fruity esters, and white pepper. You can also taste a little bit of the minerality of the water used to brew the beer. Light floral bitterness in the finish. Very nice all around saison; lots of complexity and this is what a rustic saison should taste like.

Mouthfeel: This saison feels soft and clean with light dryness in the finish. A medium bodied beer. Low yet adequate carbonation level found in the beer.

Overall: This is a fantastic saison! Very rustic and so much complexity. The looks fantastic, smell wonderful and tastes just as well; not to mention the mouthfeel only improves upon the flavor and aroma of the saison!

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Green bottle.. Skunk monster hiding?

Opaque and slightly muddy looking, but a good brown gold like body color, with lots of ample carbonation on the sides. White bubbles cut along, reaching to a creamy topped two finger solid white head. Frothy looking, and very pinhead even and always getting repopulated, solid looking saison.

Real fascinating aroma. Very large floral like hop aromatics, with real interesting estery quality. Moderate funk, with big sweet green herbs on the nose, that get more towards thyme and sage than mint. Hints of cut hay a bit as well, and some almost citrus lemon kicking in too. Very different smelling saison and unique. Excellent stuff. And luckily, no skunking.

Palate has a real unique feel and flavor. Excellent light body, but with good champagne like effervescent feel. Bubbly crisp mid palate with hints of honey and florals. Minimal gaseousness, but also a nice hop flavor to match. Slightly hints citrus, but finishes with mid earthy bitterness and peppery sensing light funk tones. Flirts with metallic qualities and hot phenols but never gets there, letting the hop angle give the sharp cut instead.

Real impressed by this brew, very tasty, and for 4.5% drinks full, flavorful and easy compared to most other beers in that range.

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Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extra fresh, new shipment just arrived last week.

Rocky head of meringue, irregular crags and peaks rising well above the rim of the glass in a gravity-defying spectacle.
Long lasting retention, sticky sudsy lacing all around the glass. Bright golden orange with suspended micro-particles.

Aroma is certainly hoppy, more in a homebrew sort of way, hop pellets and tea, grassy.
Taste is zesty and lively, dry grassy hop bitterness, lightly spicy and vaguely piney. Crisp dry finish.
Grassy herbal hops thread their way throughout, accentuating a lean bodied and crisp saison.
Well made, quenching and dry, it begs another sip. A prototypical rustic saison.

Hoppy in the European sense of the word, certainly among the hoppiest in France.
Respect to Daniel Thiriez, a true brewing giant of northern France.

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Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark gold color. Hazy, but it was end of the keg. Lasting head which leaves spots for lace.

Sweeter to the nose than I expected. Creamy and attractive.

The taste features a pit fruit start but it's drier than the smell indicates. Thinnish body with an above average carbonation level. I kicked the keg, unfortunately.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden straw color, pretty clear with a good amount of bubbly white head. The smell hits you as you're pouring, very hoppy and earthy. The flavor follows suit as you get a good amount of hops with a little bit of skunkiness. Not sure if that's the intended affect by using the green glass but in my case doesn't take away from the experience. The feel is medium with good carbonation. This is an excellent farmhouse ale. There is something very different about it while also being very familiar.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liamt07
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronTom
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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