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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Hell, klar, luftige schaumkrone die schnell verflüchtigt, säure und eichenfass, leicht citrus im aroma, säuerlicher antrunk, fasslagerung spürbar, nicht ganz passend für saisonstil, mässige bittere im abgang, citrus, anhaltend im nachklang

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2244) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
375ml bottle. Batch 4 2013. Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is fairly pungent with floral, perfume, straw and some mild funk. The taste is lemons, straw, pepper and urinal cake. The palate is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Interesting, but not my cup-o-tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4091) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2013, Batch 6; Sampled December 2013
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a 1/2-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale honey color that shows a lightly hazed, light gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice herbal hoppiness to it followed by a touch of hoppy citrus character as well as some straw like malt, and a touch of chewy pale grain cracker notes. The fermentation character contributes a definite mustiness, this is likely accentuated by some soft oak notes, a bit of peppery spice character, and a light fruitiness.

Softly carbonated, but with a surprisingly full body for a beer of this strength, it is by no means heavy, but has a nice chewiness to it. Bitter up front through to the finish with a nice hop character that leans more towards herbal than anything; slightly peppery, sort of pine like, but not really, and srot of menthol like, but, again, not really. There is a soft, but chewy, pale grain cracker note here in the middle, as well as an accentuating grassy, dried hay like character. There is a soft tartness here, as well as an astringent, woody oak bite towards the finish. The oak accentuates a peppery spiciness, and the woodiness accentuates the herbal notes in this beer. The hop character also has a soft citrus character that combines with a buttery oak character and perhaps funky ripe cheesy note. There is a light mustiness to the flavor, and perhaps a touch of phenolic character.

Tis beer is quite well balanced, very tasty too, and it is a mix of components that really work for me. this beer drinks much more characterfully than a beer of this strength should.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours hazy lemon, white head Smell grassy funky, light brett, tart Taste light tart up front, bretty, tart middle, lemon citrus Light body Great

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Smells of lemon and citrus acidic. Slight sweet and oak. Murky gold in color white ring. Taste is green apple, sweet citrus, slight acid. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station. Ruby red, cranberry color with lots of clingy pink head. Funky basement aromas with berry and ginger notes. Taste is sour cranberry, funky yeast, herbal tea and ginger notes. Finishes with a sour cranberry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (9603) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Draft - Berries, earthy and a bit medicinal. Clear gold with a rich white head. Dry cranberry, herbal, a bit of grass and of course a bit of Bret funk. Bit of sourness throughout but very clean.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap it smells spur with a hint of spice, taste like a spicy saisons with sweet tea and a sour ale. Oly shit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2518) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
Trade from my favorite American trader, thanks Sean. Unclear yellow body with a medium white head. Citrus hops, white wine notes, oak, brett, yellow wine gums, tart notes. Flavor is dry and crispy. Really pleasant, easy drinkable. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22238) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
Bottled at Babajan, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, small head. Citric funky nose. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Spritzy and funky with citric acid, ripr fruit and some grass. Low bitterness.


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