overall
90
99
style
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our vache folle Extra Special Bitter is a generous red ale whose powerfull perfume of flowery hops and sustained bitterness set it apart from mundane beers. Dare to stray from the herd and you just might go crazy for Vaxhe Folle. OG 14,5P, 30 IBU, AA 74%, 15 lov.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (633) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2017
Slightly veiled dark amber color with moderate activity. Soft creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with dense lacing but faint legs. Flavors of caramel, nutmeg, ginger, roasted grains, lemon, yeast, herbal spices. Bread and toffee sugary feel, with sharp zesty fruity that balance things out. Slick milky medium body with crispy and prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish, quite long, deeply malty and roasted, pleasant burnt caramel, with lingering leafy and citrusy hops. Interesting creamy density (a trademark for La vache folle?), still nicely fresh, with some sharp yeast. Quite tasty and filling, but uplifting like a Belgian. Overall very good quality craft. A robust ESB, heavily spiced and probably too much, not as delicate and pleasant compared to the Fullers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (944) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper body, small to medium beige head with good retention and lots of lacing. Classy aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, flowers, bread and cheese. Taste of caramel malt, herbs, bread and some citrus notes. A tad oily, flat and chewy. Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1584) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
En ft au Caf Cognac de Trois-Rivieres. Robe dore claire sans col de mousse. Armes de crales, fromage, herbes. En bouche, crales, orange, levures, zeste de pamplemousse. Texture lgre et corps mince.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (606) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
bottle. Amber-brown colour with light head. Fruity malts and flowery hops. Could have gone for a bit more bread character in the malts, but otherwise a really nice ESB.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1566) - SPAIN - JUL 18, 2016
From lacasadelacerveza. In Ikeas pint glass. After dinner. More refreshing than usual in the style, maybe thanks to a slight and pleasant sourness. Left me wanting more

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (907) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Floral hop aroma. Cloudy bronze in colour with a frothy off-white head. Grapefruit bitterness, bread and hints of spice. Smooth body. Very drinkable ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (924) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
500 ml bottle. Amber pour, generous rocky off-white head, leaves a few lace spots and a thin film. Aroma of caramel, bread, flowery / earthy hops. Taste is dry, fairly strong bitter finish, earthy hops and a slight lingering spice. Wish there was more malt presence in the mouth. Medium to heavier body, low carbonation. Good brew, breaks up the parade of IPA, bit seemed too bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (2714) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
On tap at BBF. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy and malt aroma. Bitter, hoppy and fruity taste. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - MAR 14, 2016
On tap @ Barcelona Beer Festival 16 - Spain. Color: golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and floral. Bitterness from hops. Taste: light body with good malt taste balanced with grassy hops. Good attenuation and really drinkable. Aftertaste: superb bitterness not so fruity. Typical ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de houblon lgrement citrique (pamplemousse) et aux notes florales et rsineuses, lgrement malt de caramel doux avec des notes pices (coriandre, anis) et fruites (agrumes, notes de pommes et de fruits tropicaux). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-bas et une texture lgrement crmeuse aux notes huileuses. Got moyennement amer de houblon rsineux doux, lgrement floral et herbeux et aux notes citriques (pamplemousse) et terreuses (qui dure toute la gorge) avec un lger got de levures fruites (agrumes, notes de fruits tropicaux, faibles traces de pommes) et dpices (anis, coriandre) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got malt de caramel doux (notes de miel) avec des notes de malt ple (biscuits et crales) et de pain puis en finale, le got amer de houblon reprend le dessus en tant lgrement plus herbeux, plus terreux et un peu sec. Arrire-got moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon (herbeux, terreux, notes citriques, florales et rsineuses) avec un lger got fruit (zeste dagrumes, notes de pelures de pommes). [notes 2006]


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 22
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5