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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1163) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teromous (51) - - SEP 15, 2014
Appearance: Pale straw gold color, hazy, with a fluffy white head. Aroma: Very musty barn scent, old hay, souring fruit. Taste: Sour and tart but "middle of the road" in strength. Tastes very much like it smells, musty old hay. There is a light sweet wheat flavor in there. It is very good with a lot of complex flavors. There is a spicy hop aftertaste that is awesome. Palate: The mouthfeel on this is awesome. It is just tart enough without being puckering. Great carbonation volume but be careful when you open the bottle. Overall: I had this both on tap and in the bottle. It was more tame in the bottle, possibly because of more conditioning in the bottle, but it really helped mellow the flavor and bring out some of the hidden characteristics like the hops. I recommend it both on tap and bottle. Will drink it again if I can get more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle hazy light yellow beige. Soapy aroma and flavors. . Very tart and a little chemically.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1474) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Clear pale yellow with a small ring head. Crisp aroma of pears, apples, and a little funk. Sour flavor with a watery feel and aftertaste. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1285) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft sample at the brewery. Aroma is grass, slight must, getting hints of pickle. Taste is lightly bitter, funky, grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (4927) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass light yellow, small head. Mild fruity aroma. Starts sourish-malty, a bit salty-earthy. Some fruity notes of lemon. Nice malty finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (302) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy golden color with a frothy white head, long lasting and beautiful lacing - Aroma of brett, citrusy, lemon, oak - Flavor of citrus, oak, kumkwat, mandarins, fruity - light body, medium bitterness, lively carbonation, dry, dry bitter sour kumkwat finish - perfect refreshing beer, fruity and well oaked

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Orange-gold with good, creamy, white head , weak lacing / Nose of citrus & orchard fruit, brett, straw / Light to medium body, a touch thin, fruit but with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of apple, grapefruit, orange, straw, light old sweater / Don’t understand why they brew this to only 4.2%. Has good potential but is, as expected, weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1318) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2014
375 ml bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch white head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. The brew smells like lemon peel, earthiness, hay, limes, and oak. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some tropical fruit, peppery spice, grainy/bready malt and green apple. The tartness comes out more as the brew warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s refreshing and has a good amount of soft carbonation which helps make it smooth and easy to drink. I liked this a lot, overall I thought it was good. This was the first Crooked Stave beer I’ve tried, and hopefully I’ll try more soon! $8.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a small, fleeting, white head. The bouquet is citrusy and bright with a gentle component of woody funk. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor offers delicate acidity, mild grains and phenolic spiciness. Tangy finish. Bottle courtesy of growler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Extra from josh. Thanks a bunch man. Perfect mix of slightly sour and peppery saison. Damn good stuff

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