Thiriez La Maline
Thiriez labels La Maline with the description of Bière Noire des Flandres, which is a porter-style beer in that it uses dark specialty malts, but is fermented and aged with the use of some Brettanomyces and lactobacillus, in oak foeders.
In so doing, it harkens back to the very first porters, which were blended beers incorporating aged ale which had picked up some lacto- and brett-driven acidity and tartness. Think of it as a much darker Oud Bruin, but not as tart and much less barnyard-like in aroma, with more emphasis on malt, hop bitterness, and the development of black fruit flavors and esters.
Lorène Russo Illustration was inspired by the deep black color of the beer, its assertive character but also its sweetness, dark chocolate and licorice notes.
This beautiful illustration puts a new look at the beer whose name was blown up by a poem by Arthur Rimbaud.
At Brasserie Thiriez, a family-run brewery in Esquelbecq, hops have been part of our history since 1996. Our beers respect our values: quality, taste, sharing, value, enjoyment.