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Brewed by Brasserie à Vapeur
Style: Saison
Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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SAISON DE PIPAIX 6 %vol. 75cl a traditional Wallonian saison beer, born with the brewery in 1785. Dry, normally hopped, slightly acidic, very spicy (black pepper, ginger, sweet orange peel, curaçao, star anise...)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Taster on draft. Clear golden pour. Hay and wet horse blanket, like it was brewed in the barn... Funky! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2131) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall NYC on the flux capacitor system . Pours a dark color of brown. Drinks very smooth and flavorful. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Claves77 (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Cloudy color. Farmhouse smell. Complex taste, sour. Tremendous lasting flavor on palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 750 ml bottle @ Tuulensuu
Golden yellow to orange clear beer which becomes hazy with the yeast poured in. Makes little white head. Aroma is mostly sweet anise, not my thing. Flavor has anise, malts with little sourness. Finish is short with some bitterness. Palate is medium full with light carbonation. I don’t know much about saisons but to me the anise doesn’t fit and I’d prefer a heavier hopping. Still a decent brew with dinner (spinach omelette @ Tuulensuu).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellvue KY - Cloudy bright copper with a head that drops to the rim, a few dots of lace. Taste is malt that is quickly obliterated by a tart, sour, acidic citrus, and a hint of pepper and ginger that carries to the finish. It is different (perhaps that is the Wallonian?), but not quite as drinkable as traditional brews, or even traditional lambics and guezes. It is its own breed - drinkable, but not one I prefer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (645) - HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2013
0.75l bottle. Clear amber body, off-white head. The aroma is like the air of a wine cellar with some champagne, apple and orange peel. Taste of toast and cherry. The texture is silky. Interesting beer, I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Hazy yellow blond, medium carbonation. Sweet sour taste. Aroma of pepper, citrus and anise. Light bitter and dry finish. Good saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3072) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is deep orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices, yeast, hops, some sourness and hints of sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hops, liquorice, lemon. TASTE: lemon, liquorice, sweet, hops. disappointed a little in this one...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1526) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Pours an orange slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells spices and herbs and sour. Tastes sour, metal and weird. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.


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