Page 24 Vieillie En Fût De Chêne - Brasserie Saint-Germain

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 8
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 03-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 8
Photo of Chico1985
3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml swingtop bottle shared at a tasting. This is Page-24 Brune aged in red wine barrels.

Appearance - Hazy maroon with a beige head. Retains easily as a full cap.

Smell - Tame Flanders-esque vibe, somewhat musty and earthy and stemmy. Balsamic vinegar, black cherries, red grape, red wine.

Taste - Opens up nicely. Caramel, dark bread and chocolate flavors emerge, while still delivering red wine and dark fruits aplenty. Vinegar, oaky vanilla, light lactic tartness. General earthy and vinous tones all around.

Mouthfeel - Good body, so-so carbonation level. Light tartness, not much alcohol noticeable, drinks pretty easy.

Overall - A pretty different beast from the Brune, improves upon that beer as well, red wine barrel is very well-integrated here. Lots of good flavors from the barrel and base beer. (813 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.56/5  rDev n/a
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. (1,311 characters)

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