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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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...)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
2000 vintage Golden amber with a champagne-esque lively body. The head is initially large and frothy and mostly maintains its size. Spicy acidic aroma, almost like a gueze. The flavor is equally as interesting, sweetness up front, then tons of spices, and some acidity, followed by musty aftertaste. Body is medium and quite lively. To sum it up, the saison that thinks it is a gueze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 10, 2004
errr ... a kind of a let down. Aroma was of apples and oranges, maybe a litttle rotten apples but nicely balanced none of the less. Tiny head, a little dark amber colour. Taste was. Fruity undertones, balanced with malt, to much tart .. not as good as I was hoping

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Very nice orange color with a light malt aroma and flavor. Somewhat earthy. A refreshing saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Very light carbonation by the sound of the cork extraction. Poured a bright orange amberish color with little head. Fruity aroma with faint hint of malt. Flavor was similar with a light tartness and horsiness. A good Saison and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Orange glow of a color. The head is very weak and fleeting. Tangerines, horse blanket aroma, a bit of cotton candy. Very little sweetness, but fruity. Very lambic-live, but not as tart as the hardcore gueuzes. A little pipe tobacco. Not sure if the beer was this lambic like originally or if it’s the aging, but it tastes intentional.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Poured a tan/orange. Aroma was almost like blacberries. Taste had some tang to it and an undertone of grapes and citrus. A bit too much tart "tanginess" for my tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
Bottled. A beer that looks like peach juice, with its hazy grey/orange colour. Fruity nose, reminiscent of overripe/rotten apples with notes of pepper and Sevilla Orange. The flavour is peppery, a bit sour with coriander notes. Light bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
Bottled. HAzy amber. A spicy aroma and flavour with notes of coriander, overripe apples and pepper. A sourish and sweetish palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
very hazy deep gold, white head. aroma is very perfumy and funky with lots of barnyard, apple peel, lemon, and spices. the flavour is equally funky with woody sourness and spicy apple notes. 1995 bottle. has held up very well. delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Vintage 1995. As usual, I didn’t notice this tidbit until I was pouring the bottle. Burnished orange color, nice lasting head, very impressive for a 9 year old beer. Aroma was unrepentently horseblanket, with sourness. Flavor matched, with a subtle note of apples and gentle spice. The spouse stole the rest of the bottle from me and told me to go buy more. Awesome beer, would have been worthy of #600.


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