Pulled a bottle of St-Ambroise Vintage Ale from 2012 the other night. A lovely beer that held up nicely after half a decade of ageing, despite going through about 4 moves in that timeframe. Sweet fruity notes, vinous quality reminiscent of sherry or brandy. Alcohol is present and mingles with the fruitiness to yield an impression of brandy soaked fruit. Sweetness was balanced by what seemed to be a bit of hop bitterness, with some herbal and spicy notes rounding out the profile. Carbonation was quite low and there was maybe a hint of oxidation, but all in all it was a surprising treat.