Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Brasserie Thiriez - Blonde; Extra; Amber

Brasserie Thiriez is located in Esquelbecq, France. 

Thiriez Blonde - This is a dry-hopped French farmhouse ale.  It is 6.0% ABV and pours orange-golden with a half-inch fizzy head of white foam that quickly dissipates.  It is massively carbonated.  The aroma is rich malty grain, clean straw, and light grassy and floral hops.  The taste is richly and deeply malted grain, herbal, grassy and floral hops and a fruity tartness.  There is a distinct earthiness as well.  Despite all the carbonation it drinks smooth, soft and round in the mouth.  This is a very nice beer.

Thiriez Extra - This is another take on the dry-hopped French farmhouse ale.  It is 4.5% ABV and pours a dark golden in color, slightly hazy, with a massive foaming, bubbling, white head.  The aroma is tart, champagne like at times, yeasty, floral, citrusy, but over a grainy, bready, maltiness.  The taste is tart, citrusy, grassy, earthy, yeasty, with a bready maltiness.  There is a moderate bitterness on the finish which is very dry and with a bit of oaky wood.  This is an interesting and complex beer with a multitude of flavors going on.

Thiriez Amber - This 5.8% ABV French farmhouse ale pours a cloudy yellow, amber, golden, orange in color with a massive, foaming, bubbling, boiling head of just off-white head that turns into sea foam consistency.  The aroma is tart, citrusy, yeasty, grainy, and fruity.  The taste is earthy, malty, grainy, somewhat roasted, not nearly as tart in flavor as the other varieties.  Like the others, this is a very complex and interesting tasting beer.

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