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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
375ml Bottle. The pour was a murky golden orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that diminished quickly, down to a scattered film and medium collar with excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was of a funky Belgian yeast and a light grain malt with notes of citrus (lemon), a fruity ester (peaches and pairs), lemon grass, cheese and dust. The taste was very yeasty with a strong citrus backbone and had a mild grassy feel along with a hint of lemon early on, and then become very lightly bitter with a mildly sour ending. The flavor only lasted a short time after the swallow, with a light sour bitter taste fading slowly off the taste buds into the background. Mouthfeel was a bit above light in body and rather dry in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall this was an extremely tasty Saison, which I also found to be very refreshing and easy to drink. I think I may just have found my new session brew...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (370) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Disig matt gul färg med i stort sett inget skum. Parfymig doft av citron, blommor och stall. Funk.Syrlig smak av äpplekart, citron, vitt vin och jäst. Torr och skön munkänsla. Mycket uppfriskande

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
4/17/15 - Bottle from Beverage World. Pours a hazy gold color. Aroma is that funky saison/brettanomyces aroma/lemons too. Taste is great, smooth, light but slightly tart. Very balanced. I really like this one. Crooked Stave is consistently good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vjohans (176) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
hay, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, earthy, woody, pale, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, Considering the low ABV and the complexity this is an amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1136) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2015
375mL bottle batch 7, 2013. Pours gold with an off white head. Aroms is oak, white grape. Flavor is soft, dry white grape, hay and oak. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4042) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2015
375 ml, Batch 7 being the 2013 vintage shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Awesome to try this at this point in the beers life. Hazy brighter gold color with thin spotty head. Aroma has a ton of oak right upfront with mild Brett and some dry straw.

The body is light but NOT thin. The flavor is smooth and a subtle version of the aroma. Nice mild lingering oak and Brett after the sip. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2806) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy gold with fluffy white head. Commercial description nails the tasting notes pretty well. Good little dry hopped barrel aged brett saison

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dodskenta (43) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy light golden color with a white sticky head. The first aromas that hits is lemon! It smelly really tart with a lot of lemon, then you gett the sweaty brett funk, gooseberry, sour dough, a wheat character, some tropical hoppiness there aswell. Flavour wise is also really tart, lemony, gooseberry, peppery, funky. Prickly carbonation and a light body. The finish is just a little dry. Because it’s got such a light body means I could drink this all day in the summer. Excellent stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3105) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pale golden. Pale malty, some honey, even meadowy florals, hay .. strawy notes. Soft citrus, lemon peel. Light, bit thin flavoured, but nicely so. Some funk, some barn. Hay malty, light oaky, med tarty finish. Like the flavour. A bit thin, like a watered-down gueuze. Isn’t overly irritating though, nice one-off sunny patio drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (697) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
(375ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Mar 21 2015) Pours cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma has funky cheese and wet hay, tart citrus, fruity, woody, fresh. Palate is kinda similar with lean citrus and light grains, pit fruit, hay, a little oak. Finishes dry and kinda mineral with lingering hop bitterness. Light bodied with average carb. Definitely on the funky side of flavour for a saison but still hits the style well, refreshing, really pleasant to drink. Would be perfect to drink all day in the summer if your wallet could sustain it. A bit too watery and short in the finish, maybe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pleasant lemony Brett character in the aroma and flavor. Taste is quite tart and I don’t really pick up too much of the barrel. Nonetheless a pretty well-done beer.


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