Thiriez Extra

Thieriez Extra
Happy long weekend folks! I’m pretty psyched for this weekend. We actually have very little planned, but the weather will be superb and I’ll get many chances to just chill. Tonight we kicked off the laziness with watching Donny Brasco. I can’t explain to you how, but before tonight I have never seen the movie.

Gunnar

I’ve been trying to come up with more shit to take pictures of. Tonight I came up relatively blank. I did realize that I’ve only ever posted photos of our dog Brady. Tonight you get a look at one of our cats Gunnar. He’s a real bastard. Wakes me up daily (including weekends) at 6:00 or earlier to be fed. He also eats out of the sink. And for all the trouble, he wouldn’t even make a good pose for me tonight.

Thieriez Extra

Enough of the stupid cat though. On to tonight’s beer, Thieriez Extra. It’s in a green bottle. As I’ve said many times before, I am afeared of beer in green bottles. It just never tastes good. Too skunky for me.

Thieriez Extra

Unfortunately, this giant bottle of Thieriez isn’t smelling promising. Smells skunky. I will give it this though…it has some eye pleasing head. It also doesn’t look like it came from a green bottle. Medium golden color, and very cloudy.

I’m completely and utterly turned off with the first sip. It tastes green too. If it wasn’t for the hops flavors, the green bottle flavor would be overwhelmingly groddy.

Now, I know there are people out there that like this flavor I call skunk. They do this on purpose. In fact, an old friend of mine from Vermont (also named Josh) actually asked me for a list of skunky beers. To each their own!

Another positive note: it goes down pretty quick at 4.5% ABV, and I’ll reiterate its the hoppiness that is helping me acclimate to drinking it. With any other green-bottled beer I would have already poured this out. I’m going to make a concerted effort to finish this puppy.

If you’re down with Heineken, St. Pauly Girl, Stella Artois, Becks, etc, and you’re looking for a beer that is a little more full flavored and slightly bitter, go give Thieriez Extra a shot.

Thieriez Extra

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Thiriez Extra”

  1. That was a pretty cool cat photo, though I am not really a cat guy. I have kids to wake me up early too, and not only don't they eat out of the sink, they don't eat very well at all. They could use Ethiopia video therapy. For real.

    Your label photo was about as blurry as my typical photo. Funny.

    The beer? Green glass? Yeah, I hear that. Skunk is not my style. There are a bunch of those from Latin America that taste just like that here, and are super popular with the locals.

  2. Drinker:

    Yeah, I almost re-took the label picture. Crappy light in the living room tonight resulted in the blur.

    Try putting brocoli in your sink…maybe the kids will eat it.

    -Lost

  3. I'm with you on the green bottles. I have to be sure beer is super fresh before I grab it in a green bottle. From what I've been told green (and clear) glass actually causes beer to "skunk" quicker because there's less of a light filter than in brown or blue bottles.

  4. I'm far from an expert, but from what I've heard, exposure to ultraviolet light is what causes the flavor. Companies that use green bottles are going for that flavor.

    -Lost

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