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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 14,5°P, 30 IBU, AA 74%, 15 lov.

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Bierdimpfe (640) - 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 Fuller’s.

4.1
bunget (1010) - 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
Franckg (1823) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
En fût au Café Cognac de Trois-Rivieres. Robe dorée claire sans col de mousse. Arômes de céréales, fromage, herbes. En bouche, céréales, orange, levures, zeste de pamplemousse. Texture légère et corps mince.

3.6
lukin (663) - 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
josanguapo (1867) - SPAIN - JUL 18, 2016
From lacasadelacerveza. In Ikea’s 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
RobBestwick (951) - 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
RhetoricalAns (939) - 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
BRW (3053) - 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
sir__v (2630) - 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
Viper666 (6033) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de houblon légèrement citrique (pamplemousse) et aux notes florales et résineuses, légèrement malté de caramel doux avec des notes épicées (coriandre, anis) et fruitées (agrumes, notes de pommes et de fruits tropicaux). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture légèrement crémeuse aux notes huileuses. Goût moyennement amer de houblon résineux doux, légèrement floral et herbeux et aux notes citriques (pamplemousse) et terreuses (qui dure toute la gorgée) avec un léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, notes de fruits tropicaux, faibles traces de pommes) et d’épices (anis, coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel doux (notes de miel) avec des notes de malt pâle (biscuits et céréales) et de pain puis en finale, le goût amer de houblon reprend le dessus en étant légèrement plus herbeux, plus terreux et un peu sec. Arrière-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon (herbeux, terreux, notes citriques, florales et résineuses) avec un léger goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes, notes de pelures de pommes). [notes 2006]


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