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RATINGS: 214   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, - DEC 26, 2008
Ale ambrer tres claire. Fruiter et bien houblonner. Amber ale, very clear. Fruity and weel hopped.


4.1
azzurro (501) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2017
As an ESB, this would probably be my reference. Another success from this micro. Impressive. Nice balance of taste and aroma.

3.3
Adamsville (412) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2017
Apparence : Acajou, translucide, carbonatation élevée, gros col blanc cassé, belle dentelle.
Nez : Houblon légèrement fruité, malt doux.
Goût : Léger malt, léger houblon terreux, touche d’amertume herbacée et poivrée. Notes grillées.
Sensation : Mince, effervescence moyenne, amertume de bonne longueur, malt court.
Bref : À mon goût, cette Bitter n’a rien d’extra spécial… à moins que ce ne soit ma bouteille. Malt peu développé, sans caramel distinct, avec des arômes qui ne durent pas, une amertume présente, mais manquant de caractère aromatique. Elle se boit bien, mais s’oublie tout aussi facilement.

4
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 (1039) - 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 (1917) - 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 (672) - 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 (2035) - 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 (982) - 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 (973) - 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 (3073) - 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.


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