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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: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a little bit of white head. Smell is roasted malt and caramel. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has a good amount of carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first, then gets a bit of a bitter kick that is matched with the sweetness, and has a long lasting and not overly sweet aftertaste. Nicely done!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - 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 (153) - - 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 (772) - 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 (2961) - 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 (535) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ncube (71) - - JAN 19, 2014
Strong, malty, firm but not cloying sweetness. Dark fruits and nuttiness. Licorice, fruity dark chocolate, and earth. Nice dark red-brown. Mild carbonation. Overall I wanted some more complexity, but not a bad beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Very dark brown, frothy small tan head, amber notes. Earthy notes in aroma, dark fruit, hint of cherry. Some dark malt notes as well - chocolate, leather, even molasses. Body is thin to medium with low carbonation. Taste has that dark fruit, dark malt sweetness of a classic old ale, but tempered a bit - it is like they went halfway to a Hardy’s. Alcohol present and enough going on to make it complex but given the excellence of some of the Amsterdam big beers these days, I wanted more. Will age a couple to see how they do. Nice attempt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Single bomber from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with some light debris floating around. The head is nice and frothy with a beige colour, good retention and creamy-foamy lace. Big coffee nose at first pour, but the plum and other dark fruits come out. Eventually, it becomes rusty water over caramel. Silky mouthfeel with a nice little warming, but no burning. Roasted malt taste with some mild bitterness, hints of chocolate and light cereals. Goes down nicely and decent to try, but not something I would have again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3067) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber from the lcbo. Dark brown pour, beige head. Sweet bready, caramel, sherry malt aroma. Good cereal flavors, dry grass, and straw flavors also. Medium bitterness, subtle fruity malt finish. A nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1094) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Has a clearish amber colour. Musty aroma with malts, molasses,caramel and a hint of biscuit. On the palate it is rather rich, sports a sweet finish has a spicy flavour profile with little bit of whiskey heat to it. It is better than I expected.


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