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Amsterdam Vicars Vice Olde Ale

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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Old Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Vicars Vice Olde Ale is a 8.1% abv strong ale brewed with heritage British malts, Fuggles and Goldings hops, and fermented with a dry finishing English ale yeast.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1701) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
650 ml bottle shared with the boys.Pours a deep ruby reddish black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is grapes, oldish, woody. Flavor is grapes, dates, tobacco, coffee, ash. Finish is red berries, lingering fruit and ash. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
2013 vintage. pours hazy medium dark burgundy with a small yet reviving and creamy light beige cap, leaving appreciable lacing. tasty dried raisins, burnt caramel and browned malts, allspice, fairly spicy, gently oaked and smoked, grassy and just a touch of dirt. light carbonation, medium body - oily, semi-sweet, very lightly astringent and grassy-spicy finish. very nicely executed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (363) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2014/12/20 - Pours a dark brown/amber colour with a thin khaki head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is dark fruits, toasted malt, wood, toffee and a hint of cocoa. Taste is raisins, plumbs, toasted malt, toffee, coffee, cocoa, wood, smokey notes and a hint of tobacco. Mouthfeel is a tad thin with average carbonation and a drying, slightly warming finish. Surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Aroma of dark fruits and light toffee. Sweet grape taste, some toffee, smooth with a sweet finish. Surprisingly good - well dine Amsterdam.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
[5919-20131011] 500mL bottle. Toasted grainy wood aroma has a light chocolate dusting. Clear, brown dark red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet portly roasted bread and coffee-infused wood barrel flavour. Full body. Delicious, great balance, aptly named. (8/3/9/4/16) 4.0

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Slightly muddy moderate brown. The aroma has caramel, a little toffee, not much going on. The palate has more life - stewed fruits, alcohol spice, toffee, light molasses, wood, let down only by a little bit of a thin finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (251) - - MAR 21, 2014
Appearance - pours Coca-Cola black with hints of red catching the light. Thin off-white head. Nose - lots of mocha, chocolate and cherry hit the nose immediately. Palate - medium mouth feel, with some burnt malts, and mocha flavours. Light cereals. Very light booziness. Overall - this is very easy drinking for an 8.1 percenter. Finds a nice niche of not bitter, but not too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Beer Review Vicar’s Vice by Amsterdam Brewery Very coke like pour. Not a lot of head. Boozy and nutty scent. Fruity. Very fruity. Warming. Pleasant. Boozy. I like boozy. Dates. Smokey finish. Really like this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Glass, 4-ounce, cask, Cask Days at Toronto, savoured on October 19 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of tan head, no lacing; nose: plum, light burnt caramel, light vinous; mouth: plum, light burnt caramel, light vinous, vinous finale with presence of plum, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en cask, Cask Days à Toronto, savourée le 19 octobre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : prune, léger caramel brûlé, léger vineux; bouche : prune, léger caramel, léger vineux, léger sauce soya, finale vineuse avec présence de prune, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (573) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear brown-amber body, small chocolate head with good retention. Aroma of rye toast, caramel, herbs, sour cherry, leather. Taste dominated by roasted malt, caramel, some dark berries, a touch of dark chocolate, and a strong boozy warming effect.


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