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RATINGS: 583   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, Vieilles character exemplifies artisan Saisons.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2016
12.7 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-25-16. Labeled July 2015, presumably a bottled in month. Initially clear (but hazy in later pours), bright, borderline brilliant, almost orange-ish gold. Final pour has an apricot nectar-like appearance from the yeast. Moderate amount of short-lasting, beige head. Sparkling, fast-rising bubbles. Looks good and appetizing. Tangy, citric aroma. The smell definitely is of Brett, but its decidedly young Brett. Orange, tangerine, and grapefruit scents. Apple juice. Highly appetizing smell. Tart, citric, acidic taste. Fresh lemons. Apple cider vinegar. Olive brine. Minerals. Toothpaste with baking soda. Quite tart in fact, perhaps slightly excessively so. Some of that Band-Aid like bitter, medicinal, chemical quality that often comes with Brett, but not much and not in a bad way. A lot going on in the flavor. Pleasant, milky, chalky, dry aftertaste. Medium body, heavier than I expected given the low ABV. Some froth in the palate. Easy to drink and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
375ml bottle (Beerfox, Riga)
Lovely fruity aroma, plenty of esters, but light. Hazy straw, small brief head. Very light palate, gentle acidity. Almost a bit watery. Gentle bready malts, bretty herbal dryness, but some other wild yeast causing the acidity. A bit boring, to be honest. Might be a mood thing, but this is not the beer for me right now.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (3153) - ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Bottle 2014, shared by Phil. Almost clear yellow beer, small white head. Nose is citric, zesty, tart, hops, mild brett. Flavor is lemony, barnyardy notes, tart, dry. Very zesty finish, mild bitterness. Lingering lemon peel. Crisp mouthfeel, refreshing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6765) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy, pale straw color. Small size, white head, stays as a ring. Leather, manure, horse, peachesand bit of yeast in aroma. Lemon juice, sourish, fruity, yeast in taste. Lemony fruity zest in aftertaste. Feels watery, but also crisp. Drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3539) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Shared by fatphil, thanks, 2014, batch 11Pours golden with whiteish head. The head doesn?t stay. Aroma is sweet, sour, medicinal, fruits, pear. Flavor is sour, fruits, citrus, somewhat acidic. Finish is sour. Body is watery. Overall: ok.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (1882) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : unclear dark yellow, small white head. Aroma : lemon, unripe berries, grass and some yoghurt. Palate : medium to light body, lively carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (1111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle acquired by Qponnagy at Princeton Liquors. Consumed on March Madness Day 2 with Qponnagy and commonshawn. Hazy, unfiltered lighter golden color with minimal head. Sediment presence. Aroma brings to mind quintessential sour with an aggressive citrus presence. Taste is super tart with lemon and sour characteristics abound. Aggressive flavors initially before giving way to a quiet aftertaste and finish. Definitely not my style but one of the cleaner sour saisons Ive consumed. Punished because I cant imagine drinking it again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
12oz bottle from Princeton liquor with commonmac and Qponnagy during March madness. Light gold with medium white head. Very tart sour nose. Super sour. Lemon. Tart. Cant pull out a lot of other flavors. A clean taste, but you have to love sours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1028) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
Backlog 2015-06-05 Remember this as a very nice and tart saison! Great flavours and easy drinking. Not very deep, but quite refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
javiercrasher (369) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2016
Aromas de uva, manzana y brett. En boca es ligera con acidez afrutada y final seco. Algo de vino blanco. Bastante ligera y sin destacar mucho la barrica.


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