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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3579) - 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 (2150) - 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 (1683) - 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 (841) - 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 (2245) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1071) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Bière sans mousse à la robe mi opaque. De jolies bulles se feraient un chemin pour regagner une surface des plus arides. Des vapeurs intensément boisées et sèches me rappellant tantôt la pomme, tantôt l’abricot. En bouche un liquide mince qui manque définitivement de corps. Sèche, pétillante et effrontée, cette bière me paraît joliement immature. Chargée de jeune chêne, surette et très funky, la bière se boit bien mais manque de profondeur.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (343) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Fantastic orange and coriander flavor. Brett is not overwhelming however this is the way it should be. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1536) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle A: citrusy, green apple, light barnyard app: clear pale minimal white head t/p: thin body with medium long acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. O: a nice thirst quencher. Could picture myself drinking this by the pool on a hot summer day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4232) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
375 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2013 vintage bottling, Batch 8. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, pineapple, green apple, pear, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light leather/oak, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, pale malt, and light oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, pineapple, green apple, pear, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light leather/oak, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/earthy tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, pineapple, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, pale malt, and light oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/spice/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from yeast spice and acidity. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly acidic/salty balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a damn nice oak aged saison style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light oak barrel flavors. And very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1125) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2015
duft: tør syrlig viniøs dut. funk lidt grønne æbler smag: lidt æble meget tør funk.


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