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Amsterdam Vicars Vice Olde Ale

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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
650mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out English malts, some dark fruits and dusty earthy notes. Flavour brings out bready malts and dark fruits, but it’s pretty laid back. Not a very cohesive beer, but it’s pleasant and inoffensive. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco après un vieillissement de 7 ou 8 mois en cellier. La bière est brune et surmontée d’une mousse d’un blanc cassé fourni. Nez sucré de raisins secs, de fruits confits et de résine de tabac. Des malts affirmés ajoutent une touche notable de caramel. En bouche, le liquide est à la fois vineux, chocolaté, malté et encore ponctué par cet arôme de blague de tabac. Densité et effervescence moyennes, l’alcool est plutôt mal dissimulé. Je ne suis pas encore assez familier avec le style pour déterminer de façon certaine si c’est cette bière que j’aime peu ou le genre auquel elle appartient. Je réajusterai mon rating au besoin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Marron très sombre, avec une moyenne robe tan. L’arôme des fruits noirs, du chocolat, du malt anglais, et un peu du sucre. En bouche c’est un peu sucré et assez complexe avec du malt, fruit et chocolat. La finale est peu amer, est c’est bien équilibré.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2528) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from my Secret Summer Santa 2015, robinvboyer, thank you very much. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of dried plums, chocolate, coffee, red wine, vanilla. Taste is sweet, dried plums, cherry, cherries, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Cherry colored with a clingy tan foam. Nice character with flavors of vanilla, dates, and figs. Not fruity but sugary with a touch of molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle given to me by my step brother. Pours like a wine, reddish brown, finger of of white head, clingy sticky lacing. Nose is sweet caramel, wine like, tastes sweet, sugary, a touch bitter, raisin, a little biscuit, malt, burnt caramel. Nice complexity, would likely see some sort of barrelled version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
650ml bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours very dark amber with ruby tint. Zero head. Aroma has some sweet element to it- molasses and caramel. It’s also earthy and nutty. Some leather notes. Dark fruits. Taste mild sweetness dominates. Subtle bitterness to balance. Body is medium-full. Very soft carbonation. Smooth texture. Longer finish. Fairly decent old ale, but lacks some if the complexity I was hoping for. Body was a little on the weak side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperTiti33 (821) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
En fût au brewhouse. Brune. Ronde. Entré sucré. Caramel. Légèrement saline. Un peu épicé. Belle amertume. Finale légèrement boisé. Bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
650 mL bottle. Very dark brown pour, thin tan head, little bit of retention. Aroma of dark fruit, a bit of alcohol, earthy, dark chocolate. Taste is complex too, same as the aroma. Medium body, fairly bubbly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (903) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown like cola with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet grape juice, a bit of bread, bing cherries. Flavour is dark fruits, grape and raisin, vinous notes, with some coffee and dark chocolate. Lots going on here and fairly well balanced - not too sweet, just a touch of tartness - but a little overcarbonated. Pretty nice, but nothing incredibly special.

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