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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Slightly cloudy dark hay color with a persistent pillowy head and lacing. Funky, cheesy nose. Dusty flavors with lot of lemon citrus and tart funkiness, but doesn’t finish particularly sour. Not without some flaws, but the complexity in the nose and taste makes this compelling. Bring me some oysters!


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cristobal37 (759) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Aroma of heavy vinegar, faint grapes, ripe pineapple. Really sour vinegar, brett, armpit and nothing else. Sad if you think this is what a saison should be. Light white wine and water finish. Well, this was a massive let down. No pepper, no lemon rind, no sweetness from the yeast, no dry hopped taste, just a white wine and vinegar drink. Hugely over rated.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (857) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cloudy yellow beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has lots of citrus, grapefruit and lemon zest with some yeast and sourness. Taste has a lot of lemon zest, then turns into sour with fruity notes and citrus. I was hoping for some barrel notes though. Very light body and high carbonation. Very zesty and tart beer but damn good.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2016
375ml bottle at Eronel. Hazy yellow-tan body. Thin, patchy, creamy, white head. Funky sour acetic notes. Light enough on the palate that it works quite well for the style. Lemon lime tanginess. Smooth golden malt. Steady sour barrel notes. Really quite excellent, sublime. One of the best US Saisons I’ve had. Phenomenal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M4grem (24) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Very well balanced saison. Just enough tartness and citrus. A bit more brett flavoring which is tasty for me. Good palate & savoring finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (629) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy light amber pour with small white head. Aroma has citrus and brett. Taste is sour and refreshing. Light body. Medium carbonation

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fruit and wood. The taste is slightly tart.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Shared bottle in La Cervecita Nuestra De Cada Dia, Barcelona on 8th July 2016 with the RBESG guys. Poured light golden yellow with a white head. Aroma was of citrus fruits and wood. The fruity taste was also citrus led with a mixed basket of flavours which had some herbal notes as well. Twiggy and gooseberry ’ish’ sums the brew up nicely. Different and interesting, but ’um’.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours light hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aromas of citrus, pear, gooseberries, peach, pineapple, estery notes, light orange, light tartness, vanilla, oak. Taste has the same lot going on; pears, citrus, hay, peach, pineapple, gooseberries, oak, light tartness. light esters. Fantastic!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3608) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at Cervecita. Clear golden with white head. Lots of lemon, funk, grass, soap, white pepper, dough, fresh herbs and twigs. Over medium sour and very light bitter and sweet. Almost medium bodied. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3966) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2016
bottle @ The Beer Trappe / Lexington KY --- (bottled April 2015) Aroma of malt with grass and a kiss of lemon. Cloudy light amber color, white head that quickly drops to a thin cover, bands of lace. Taste is slightly sour malt that adds medium fizz and sour yellow & orange fruit. The finish moves strongly toward sweeter orange and lemon in a finish that lasts an eternity. This is a Saison that doesn’t emphasize the sour. Exceptional (except for $9.00 for 12.7 oz.) Highly recommended.


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