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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vieille meaning “Old” is our artisinal barrel-aged Saison, lightly dry hopped. Each batch release is a diverse blend of Vieille casks that have taken on a soft Brettanomyces character before being lightly dry hopped. Dominated by a floral, citrusy hop character, a subtle herbal note and a tart finish, Vieille’s character exemplifies artisan Saisons.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3892) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Light and hazy. Some good brett dimensions and a very strong lemon-lime note (going more lime at times). Interesting and good; but not as good as Surette. I’d like to sit more with this. (at 2015 Summer Beer Dabbler, St. Paul, MN)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4878) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Vanilla and oak aromas. Soft with sweet brett and heather upfront turning to tart lemon meringue in the lasting finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
Yellow and hazy with a small head. The beer has a brett aroma with lemon peel, sponge cake, turf, barnyard and sugar. Taste is slightly sour like a lemon juice and green apple. There are also strong notes of white wine. Almost no carbonation which is a shame because this beer would be more refreshing. Still a really nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (577) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Big fan of this one. Smells sour, tastes earthy and ends a little sour. Just delicious all around. Funky stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1182) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 5, 2015
Bue en bouteille de plus de 50cl à la brassrie. Batch #14 2014 Couleur blonde pas de mousse et effervescence moyenne plus. Nez sur l’acidité et le brett. En bouche attaque boisée sur la vanille et deuxième bouche sur l’acidité bonne rondeur bel équilibre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy pale golden, white head, sinking fast leaving little lacing. Tart aroma with oak, barnyard, yeast, spice, hay, citrus zest. Smooth and sour mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Hoppy fresh taste with tartness, citrus, pepper, lemon and some of the oak barrel. Very nice crisp, dry long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foto000 (2) - - JUL 28, 2015 does not count
On Tap at Biercab, Barcelona. Great beer, but esa expecting just a little more.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1221) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 28, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 375ml. 2014, Batch 14. Blonde claire. Acidité, notes florales. Pas trop mon style quand c'est trop acide mais c'est acceptable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (419) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Une très belle saison au nez tout en fraîcheur, sur des notes de citron, de sureau, presque un nez de Lambic. Bouche tout en fruit, tension, élégance et longueur. Très grande saison dans l’esprit de celle du cazeau. Super fraîche comme on attend d’une saison

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Awesome beer! Pours clear straw limited head clumpy lacing. Nose is grassy and lemon. Flavours lemon, dough, citrus. Taste light tart, light bitter light sweet. Lightish body medium carbonation lasting light tart finish.


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