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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


manul255's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manul255 (47) - Montmagny, Quebec, - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (773) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
500 ml bottle. Amber pour, generous rocky off-white head, leaves a few lace spots and a thin film. Aroma of caramel, bread, flowery / earthy hops. Taste is dry, fairly strong bitter finish, earthy hops and a slight lingering spice. Wish there was more malt presence in the mouth. Medium to heavier body, low carbonation. Good brew, breaks up the parade of IPA, bit seemed too bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1961) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
On tap at BBF. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy and malt aroma. Bitter, hoppy and fruity taste. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1756) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2016
On tap @ Barcelona Beer Festival ’16 - Spain. Color: golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and floral. Bitterness from hops. Taste: light body with good malt taste balanced with grassy hops. Good attenuation and really drinkable. Aftertaste: superb bitterness not so fruity. Typical ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de houblon légèrement citrique (pamplemousse) et aux notes florales et résineuses, légèrement malté de caramel doux avec des notes épicées (coriandre, anis) et fruitées (agrumes, notes de pommes et de fruits tropicaux). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture légèrement crémeuse aux notes huileuses. Goût moyennement amer de houblon résineux doux, légèrement floral et herbeux et aux notes citriques (pamplemousse) et terreuses (qui dure toute la gorgée) avec un léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, notes de fruits tropicaux, faibles traces de pommes) et d’épices (anis, coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel doux (notes de miel) avec des notes de malt pâle (biscuits et céréales) et de pain puis en finale, le goût amer de houblon reprend le dessus en étant légèrement plus herbeux, plus terreux et un peu sec. Arrière-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon (herbeux, terreux, notes citriques, florales et résineuses) avec un léger goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes, notes de pelures de pommes). [notes 2006]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (291) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with white head. Aroma is bready malt. Taste is flowery hops and bready malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arseniq33 (55) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
From a bottle to a pint glass. Pours a clear caramel/orange color with a thin white head. Smell is sweet malt and bread with a nice floral hops scent. Taste is malty goodness with an excellent bitterness from the hops. Good balance. Finish is dry and bitter. Good stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5286) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a cloudy amber beer with good head. Nose is low, aroma is on sweet malt, candy touch, lot of yeast, caramel, grassy hops, light berries notes, grapefruit aftertaste, bit too yeast like, not very in the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1069) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
Dark orange colour, white head, aroma of oranges, caramel, peach and malts. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet and slightly sour. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3470) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Rich sweet maltiness, light earthy hops, nice rich ESB

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1291) - CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours very slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky light tan head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, bready yeast, mild floral. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly quick bitter finish. (4/5) Charlevoix are a solid brewery who produce consistently excellent beers. And as the style goes, this is a pretty good ESB. The problem is, even a pretty good ESB is fairly pedestrian fare. A little variation on the theme would have been welcome - maybe a little dry hopping to produce a more floral nose, for example? Don’t get me wrong, I could easily session this, and I’d like to try it on tap - but it’s not as much fun as the rest of their brews are. (15/20)


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