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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Unikis (6) - LATVIA - JAN 30, 2015 does not count
My wife didn’t like it, my wife’s mother didn’t like it. This did not associated for them with beer, because it tasted like there are not hoops and it is very dry, acidic. For me, as a home brewer- saison is new style to me. Maybe it is just not my style. I appreciate bottle and label, but, I will not try to clone, whats in there. If somebody would offer me it in hot summer day for free, I would drink it, but definitely will not buy it again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1523) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
Gul tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter ananas, melon og eple. Sur syrlig smak. Mot Sour. Friske sure syrlige bær i smak. Lett vanilje. Kort men heftig.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1082) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
375ml bottle, pours hazy lemon gold with a chalky white head. Aroma is light sweet biscuit, sherbet, lemon juice, citrus hop, white grape, Brett. Nice balance of malt, hop and light sour yeast. Light body, thin texture, lively carbonation. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10338) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at Backyard Bottle Shop. Pours clear yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy hops, Brettanomyces, pear and apple, pear esters with farmhouse yeast notes. Flavor is tart and funky Brettanomyces, light hops and bitterness, light malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (307) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Beer is a very personal, subjective thing. Many people really like this. I don’t - it’s too tart and citrus whereas for me a saison should be easily glugged with peppery spices. Cloudy straw colour with no head. Medium, pithy body. Not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1284) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
@ Havregatan 150107. Bottle (375 ml). Fruity and bretty with light spicy notes, citric, barnyard, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, bretty and citric.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1547) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Noe uklar lys gyllen med lyst skum. Lukt av syrlig frukt, lemon og gjær. Smak syrlig frukt, lemon, kydder og gjær. Syrlig avslutning. Vaaland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1883) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Lukt: Syrlig duft av gress, sitron og hvete
Utseende: Lys gul farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynn hinne skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Sur smak av høy, salt og noe hvete.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Vaaland, Bryne, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@4,2%, Når@05.01.2014

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Musty yet refreshing, fruity and tart, this time-travel brew manages to offer a compelling experience from nose to finish while never overdoing it.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy straw yellow.
-What I love of Crooked Stave beers so far is that they are able to juggle funk and drinkability.
-The finish is tart, but not overly so.
-This is as good as their Surette, yet much lower in alcohol. I think I’m adopting this one…

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4747) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Tap at the brewery; GABF weekend, 2014. On my second visit to the brewery, the Sunday after the festival. Yellow. Yeast aroma and lightly tart flavor, some spice. Not as try as the Autumn Surette. Dry finish with some spice.


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