Friday, February 3, 2012

Brasserie Thiriez Biere de Noel

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie Thiriez Biere de Noel from D’s Six Pax and Dogz in Pittsburgh. The beer pours a cloudy copper color with an extremely lofty off-white colored head that remains for a long time. The aroma consists of yeast, banana, nutmeg, sour cherry, and chestnuts. The taste is biting and spicy with nutmeg and yeast coming to the front end. After a significant watery flavor, some roasted coffee and chestnuts come out to dry the beer out. A hint of wood comes out in the finish. The alcohol content is 5.8% ABV. I was not impressed with this beer, particularly with the middle range of it, as it was very watery. While it wasn’t undrinkable, it wasn’t thoroughly enjoyable. The only part I enjoyed was the finish, with the roasted flavors that came out on the tongue. There was way too much carbonation as well, very seltzer-like, taking away from the flavor of the beer.

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