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RATINGS: 424   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2075) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a 2 finger, frothy white head. Aroma is toast, lots of floral and citrus hops, a little bready yeast, a hint of funk. Flavor is nice cereal and toast up front, followed by tart stone fruit and berries, fruity floral and citrus hops, light woody notes and some brett funk, fallen leaves and light acetic or lactic acidity. Light, but full body, juicy entry, dry finish and moderate, spritzy carbonation. Really good stuff, insanely flavorful and complex for 4.2%ABV. I could drink a gallon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5448) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
375 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. 2014 / Batch 11. ABV is 4.2%. Golden colour, low white head. Pleasant brettanomyces aroma, notes of farmhouse kitchen and mild spices, hints of oaked cider. The flavour has a moderate acidity, slightly tart, with fruity (esp. lemons) and spicy notes. Easy drinking and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mwalker (1) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
Infected bottle? Bootleged this sweet looking beer home from a business trip and waited patiently to drink it. Its been infected by lacto. The smell and color of a lovely saison are lingering, but its hazy and sour (not to style sour) like an infected bottle would be. Tastes more like a Berliner Weiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (703) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear straw color with no head. Nose is funk. Taste is sour and earthy. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11392) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
CBC 2014. Hazy golden with a thick and lasting white head. Fruity and funky aroma with pineapple and lemon peel. Dry and tart, funky flavour with citrus hops and a nice bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with fast, big-bubbled carbonation. Lemony mealy herbal aroma with funky floral notes. Acidic funky earthy wooden taste with lemony notes. Mid-to-light body. Sharpish, strange mouthfeel. Dry-acidic wooden mealy aftertaste with funky vinegary notes. The aroma was very nice, but the rest is a bit disappointing. Could be more complex. (0.375l bottle, from Gulating Ølutsalg, Strømmen.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexanderdahl (44) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden Hazy w light white foam. Fruity, salty and some wheaty sweetness fin the nose, as well as some crisp sourness. Very crisp sourness in the taste, light pepper, slight salt and a little thin, watery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brontebeach (164) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
A great saison. Lacks the punch of the Belgian saisons (not as bitter / sour) but makes up for it and even nudges ahead overall with amazing balance whilst still delivering that expected saison distinctiveness on the palate. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Bright clear hay-yellow with a small white head. Aroma is funky, with grape, wheat, citrus, elderflower, hoppy stuff. Taste has salt, citrus, funk. Palate is a bit flat and watery, but otherwise pretty delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle, as pictured. Golden yellow-orange pour. White head. Nice tart, dry flavor. A little bit funky, a little bit fruity. You can get a little bit of the Brett in it. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
Oak aged saison with thin, loose and quickly breaking, off-white head; cloudy, yellowish peach blonde colour with good fizz. Interesting bouquet, indeed very much a saison, with impressions of candied lemon, redcurrant, oaky tannins, yoghurt, sorrel, leather, wet hay, starfruit, white pepper, dry sherry, wine vinegar, apple peel, weeds, sweat and ’horseblanket’ (Brett). Crisp onset, fruity in a quenching, sourish way, lemony acidity, sharpish carbonation, sweetish bready malts in the back, yeasty, smooth, thinnish and powdery mouthfeel, a bit starchy even, finishing in a dry, spicy finish in which earthy hop bitterness manages to stay in perfect balance with the continuing sourness, long and very quenching, with a subtle and refined woody oak touch, the tannins of which render the aftertaste even more dry. I was very much in the mood for a saison today and this is without a doubt a tasty, quenching, complex and very well-crafted example. Very Belgian, too: if I had to taste this blind, I’d situate this in Wallonia rather than Colorado...

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