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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our vache folle Extra Special Bitter is a generous red ale whose powerfull perfume of flowery hops and sustained bitterness set it apart from mundane beers. Dare to stray from the herd and you just might go crazy for Vaxhe Folle. OG 14,5°P, 30 IBU, AA 74%, 15 lov.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Very good for an ESB. Really a cut above the rest. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Hoppy malt nose. Finishes with lasting dose of bitterness and some woodiness as well. Nice beer for style. Bottle from Delires du Terroir.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (744) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Ambré. Très malté. Léger goût de sirop d’érable. Fine amertume. Un peu floral. Légère effervescence. Bien représentative du style. Caramel. Bière de soif.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1411) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Mince col de mousse sur une liqueur cuivrée presque dorée. Mince. Au nez, elle a des relents de céréales, de sucres et de fruits jaunes. Elle rappelle vraiment une blonde aussi en bouche, mais avec du corps, une belle rondeur sucrée aux fruits, et une petite d’amertume finale, juste pour dire. C’est sans doute l’une des bières les plus conventionnelles de Charlevoix, mais ça ne lui enlève pas ses qualités et ses mérites. Très agréable, mais convenue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentDamon (378) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Belle couleur dorée, avec une mousse blanche généreuse. Bouquet de houblon, de parfums floraux (citron subtil). En bouche, l’amertume est d’abord très évidente. Cette rousse plutôt pâle nous amène des notes de zeste de citron, de pain, de houblon. Vraiment un bon petit produit qui amène une finale amère à souhait. J’adore les étiquettes des produits «Vache folle», de cette microbrasserie qui est l’une de mes favorites au Québec. Bon produit! Cheers!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (365) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a very light, clear amber with a massive head. Aroma is subtle but brings fruit and mild floral scents. Taste has a fairly assertive hop bitterness and very mild biscuit but not much else of interest. Get a little bit of alcohol and the chalky grain flavors typically associated with lagers and pilsners. Relatively thin, moderate carbonation and a fairly bitter lingering after-taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manul255 (47) - Montmagny, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Outre l’étiquette, cette bière est le prolongement de la qualité de cette microbrasserie. Équilibre somptueux entre le malt, la levure et le houblon...on croit prendre une London Pride ESB mais non, c’est québécois. Une excellente bière.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle (500 ml). Clear orange/golden with a medium fully lasting creamy off-white head and solid lacing. Aroma is of malt, flower and fruits with a touch of sweetness. Taste is moderately sweet with malt, flower and slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is slightly dry. Medium body. Extremely drinkable but not so complex and quite different from othe EBS I’ve tasted so far. A pretty enjoyable beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
500ml bottle. Good colour and head on this one, but crystal clear. Taste and smell are a nice balance of bitter hops, malt, biscuit and a touch of fruit. Body was smooth and not to heavy or thin. Overall, a really enjoyable ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle 500ml. Pours copper with ok beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, flowers (honey). Taste is of malt, flowers (honey). Sligth bitterness, but well balanced with sugar. Easily drinkable. Good ESB!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (215) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Smooth hoppy flavor. Grassy, hops. Honey provides a sweetness to add balance. Golden pour with thick white head that laces the glass. Really good beer. 082012


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