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RATINGS: 439   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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   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (988) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5005) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof, Zurich. Pours hazy yellow, white foam. Acidic, lemony and Brett nose. Quite acidic also in the mouth, lots of lemony flavours. Dry finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer4000 (4828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
375 ml bottle from Det gode Brygg, Sandnes. Hazy yellow golden body with a medium sized white head. A very nice funky brettanomyces aroma with hint of wood and lemon, so delicious. Flavor is super refreshing, medium funky, pleasant acidic, lemon, mild wood and light bitterness. Totally balanced body and long lasting pleasant aftertaste in the direction of the main flavors. For me it’s the perfect session beer but also a very good all-rounder. Nice thirst quencher, good with almost any kind of food and even as a night cap. Fantastic for a rather low alcoholic beer. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Lightly clouded golden with a minimal white head. Lemony citrus, quite a bit of funkiness. Some grain. Quite a lot of tang, not a ton of sweetness. Very effervescent, good amount of carbonation, lighter body. Sort of chewy. Quite a short finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (997) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
Hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is sour, tart fruit; maybe a hint of apple. Flavor is tart fruit with a dry finish. A little acidity on the palate makes it a little sharp. Wife: 4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton. 12.7 oz bottle. Light golden, hazy, yet sparkling with a crisp snow white head clinging to the edge of the glass. Pleasant sour aroma, some light vinegar, dried apricots. Flavor is solid with a definite sour profile. Some apricot fruit rollups, a touch of sweet tart candy, some farmhouse funk Mouthfeel has a great spritz to it. Soild saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (385) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Fizzy then fading cloudy, pale straw. Lively barnyard and floral notes. Light dry palate - a little thin. Lemon up front. Mild Brett funkiness. No woodiness or hops really. Delicate and very drinkable saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2862) - FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with a small whitish head. First there’s some citrus fruityness and barnyard notes in aroma. Hay and sour fruits too with some additional wooden notes. Hoppy one. Lemon, notes of basement, slightly biting spicyness and grainy notes in taste. Barnyard notes are more evident later on. Really tasteful considering the abv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (3131) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal mars-15: En meget syrlig pøse-saison som lukter rabarbra, blomster og krydder. Lett i kroppen, lett å helle innpå. God munnfølelse selv om den var en gusher.

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