Tulach Leis | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Flemish Style Vermont Sour Red Ale fermented with brettanomyces yeast providing slight tartness with barnyard aromas and flavors. This recipe was the result of the collaborative efforts of VPB brewers both past and present in honor of their mentor and Master Brewer, Greg Noonan. The name (Toolah - Leez) comes from county Cork in Ireland where the Noonan clan originated. 6.1% ABV. Hits the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Vermont Pub & Brewery, poured into a snifter. Clear dark amber colored body with a thin white fizzy head that fades pretty fast.

Sour aroma, earthy, funky, some barnyard notes circle around, too like hay and horse blanket. Taste starts with a pretty pronounced sweetness, but is blasted away by a big tart note, some caramel and fruit notes linger around and the finish has a definite Brett. funkiness to it.

Overall I really enjoyed this one, and was one of my favorites from them. Just enough funk and tart to keep it interesting.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VTR
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This has always been a usual when I go to VP&B. Beer comes served in a 8oz (I believe) glass. Not much going on in the nose except a little of the usual saison. Taste is usually good. Not too much going on but a nice tartness with some fruits usually is present. My only complaint is that I think the make small changes batch to batch. I'm not sure but the first time I had it I was hooked and a few weeks ago when I ordered the beer it seemed to have a different flavor. I will order this on my next trip and would recommend this.

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amalburg
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in an 8 ounce handled glass stein. Served medium red, almost no head.
Smells a bit funky, not much if any brett in the nose.
Tastes almost of saison yeast as opposed to brett. Decent flavor but not what I was expecting. Not a lot of fruit present here either.
Mouthfeel was good, slightly tart as desired.
Overall, wish there was a lot more brett in this beer, but still enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Colby8938
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of micropale
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.84/5  rDev +7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

cool but inconsistent beer, different every time i try it, and this latest batch may have been the least impressive of the lot. its murky amber in color, almost flat from the tap, with a foot smelling funk that shows weird sour mashing, a little off, and an overall weirdness to it. definitely a wild ale, but just so much funk, gym socky and sweaty and unsettling a little in the stomach. i remember it differently though, as an excellent flanders red, vinegary and fuller bodied with a lot of rich caramel grain character. it has always been like that, but the funk seems way higher than the lacto part now, and like some of those spontaneous overpriced italian wilds, this one is unfamiliar in a way im not sure i like. backyard bucket type beer, maybe batch variance is intentional, but i liked previous editions far more than this latest brew.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Tulach Leis from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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