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Page 24 Vieillie En Fût De Chêne
- Brasserie Saint-Germain
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Style | ABV
Bière de Garde
Limited (brewed once).
No notes at this time.
(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 03-14-2013)
Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle with a flip-top cap, purchased at La Cave à Bulles in Paris. As best as I can tell with my poor French language skills, the term "Vieillie En Fût De Chêne" means "aged in oak barrels". In this case I understand the oak barrels to be Burgandy wine barrels, and the aging duration to be 8 months.
The beer pours a dark reddish-brown which turns out to be more reddish and hazy when placed in front of a light. Lots of lacing on the glass walls, thick off-white foam.
The aroma is very oak-forward, and in fact reminds me quite a bit of some of my favorite Jackie O's treatments. The more I smell it the more I like it, the wine barrel aging really did wonders. On tasting I'm even more impressed. Slightly acidic, just a little sour, with wine flavors carrying through over the more or less understated malty base. Delicious, I could drink this for a very long time.
Thin-to-medium bodied, easily quaffed although with the moderate ABV it's appropriate to take a slower approach. Just excellent all-around. I heard this will be exported to the USA, so hopefully more USA beer geeks get a chance at this. I personally don't see Brasserie Saint-Germain distribution in OH but I have seen it somewhere (Boston maybe?). Wherever Brasserie Saint-Germain is distributed this should show up some time.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2013 19:53:15 |
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