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


on tap

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2002 - Orange, light acetone and peach. Cloudy orange with a light white head. Tart stone fruit with a sour funky finish. Nice for its age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle during RBWG, pours a cloudy orange with medium white head. The aroma is apple cider and spice. Thin mouthfeel with strong citrus, apple, light sourness, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. 1995 vintage. Moldy looking under cap and cork. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. All I can say, is this one aged nicely and ’different’. Nice tart sourness ... fruity, apples, and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
33cl bottle from MOMH. Gusher despite being well chilled... Bright orange, huge white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, pepper, ginger. High carbonation. Orange/lemon squash, lightly sweet, slightly tart, big black pepper, ginger heat, prickly spice on the tongue in the finish. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (747) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Beautiful brown colour, off-white foamy head. Green apples, ginger, spicy yeast, light but sweet malts, champagne-like tones. Nicely lingering finish. High carbonation but soft mouthfeel, good but light body. Really an one of a kind ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (773) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Odeur un peu étrange de coriandre et de chocolat à la menthe. Très fruitée et herbacé. En bouche, les arômes sont dominants avec une pointe d’agrumes. Il y a un côté acidulé qui se démarque mais qui est plutôt bref. C’est surprenamment bien balancé quand on pense à tout ce que cette bière dégage et c’est très gouteux. Pas assez par contre pour en boire encore une.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (468) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 01/11/2014 : 75 cl bottle from Malts Attack @ home. Rusty colour with small white head. Nose is spicy, herbal. Taste especially spices (orange peel, pepper, ...) , little sweetness, little sourness. One of the strangest brews I ever had, however, liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdhittel (82) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Soft palate with slight citrus acidity and spice. As it warms the complexity and depth come out, leaving a earthy, resin mouthfeel. I think this saison is quite subtle and is more interesting as consumed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
One of the most classic and authentic saisons, continued by Vapeur after the original brewery stopped its brewing activities in 1984. Warm coppery amber colour and spicy character with citrus touches, lots of actual spiciness, some ’wild’ tartness and herbally hoppy finish. Great and respectable example of its style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared in the car in Belgium - March 2013. Pours clear gold with fine effervescence and a light, white foam head. Tangy citrus aroma with hints of sour wheat, spices, herbs. Light sweet flavor with mellow spices, sour bread, leaves and pine. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sour tang at the end with notes of orange and tangerine, along with light alcohol warmth. Meh, a bit scattered.

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