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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaross (28) - - JAN 4, 2013
Bridging the gap between saison and sour, this is a well rounded and unique beer. Smells almost like the duchess. Sour taste leads into light hop, very pleasant and lively. Not too many signs of sweet, but not strong bitter- dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (711) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Nose is very, very funky, floral, lemons, herbal, sherbert, clove. Very, very appetising.Taste is cereal, a little biscuit, funky, sharply tart, with lemons, lime, pineapple, leathery brett, green apple, a dry herbal note, with a spicy character, in the lightly hopped finish. The barrel, is there as the beer warms, complimenting the leather from the brett. A very nice, complex beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
meyers1023 (23) - - FEB 4, 2016
The barrel aging really mellows out a lot of the flavors but also adds some very interesting elements to the taste. The barrel flavor goes well with the funk and tartness as the citrus comes through as well. The smell plays into the taste almost exactly. The feel is smooth just before you get a tingling on your tongue from the carbonation. This is an excellent saison!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skazhy (8) - LATVIA - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
Bottled. Pours clear light yellow with almost no head. spicy & dry finish, light citrus. Really like this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2541) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from Gulating Lørenskog enjoyed at home
Yellow hazy, white head. Smell of funk, hints of tart berries, light malts, oak, spices. Light sweet, tart fruits, light to moderate sour, oak, quite funky, spicy, fruity, extremely complex. Light and refreshing at the same time. Great stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1577) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2016
375ml bottle at home shared with gf. Bottled 2014/Batch 14. light yellow hazy color, small white head. smells of funk, citric, horse blankett, pickles, light nuts, light sewerish. nice smell overall. light body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, sourish, some funk, straw, green apples, very lightly nutty. finishes very dry with citric and sourish notes. Quite good stuff, very light bubbly body, very dry, not overly complex, but enjoyable none the less.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3502) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz bottle from Winooski Beverage, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Slight gusher.

App.: Hazy light golden with a frail white head. Aroma: Zingy, pungent citrus, green bitter herbs, light to moderate funk, grainy malt, a little tropical fruit, somewhat peppery, maybe a little character from the oak. Palate: Medium body, relaxed and fine carbonation. Flav.: Quite tart, lots and lots of lemon, lighter bitter green herbs and funk, minerals; dry with low bitterness, fairly high acidity and a quite lemony finish.

Not really what I’d expected and not quite what I wanted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2018) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
375ml bottle. 2014 Batch 14. Golden colour, white foam head and aroma of citrus rind, fruity apricot, funk. Taste is sour, orange citric rind, grain, fruity, herby, tangy, woody oak, barnyard with some hay & biscuit and light bitterness. Light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, dry sour funky finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle@home. Batch 14 2014. Just arrived with beergium. One finger foam. Barnyard yeast funky notes. Citrus slight to medium. tart. Low carbonation. Fresh short dry finish. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (606) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 5, 2016
Big fan of this one. Smells sour, tastes earthy and ends a little sour. Just delicious all around. Funky stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1871) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle 37,5cl / Botella 37,5cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Yeast, cereal, citrusy, spicy / Levadura, cereal, citrico, especiado.


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