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


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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2004
Outstanding beer with nice amber-orange color and good fluffy -airy froth. Fine complex pepper aroma’s with vegetal accent. small hint of pastis (Ricard) and loads of freshness in the nose. The taste is original with a sour touch. It ends with a well balanced sour bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Corked bottle, about 4 years old
Beautiful (cloudy) orange-amber color; big head. Very good; maybe too dry and a bit thin at the end because of the age, but well spicy, both the aroma and taste (coriander and most of all white pepper).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
This really put me off. Amber with a champagne head. Aroma was sweet and cidery. Smooth and thin in the mouth. The flavor was simply awful. Bitter, metallic notes, unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4864) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2004
(750ml bottle) 2000 Vintage. Purchased at the Party Source in Syracuse, NY. Much like a horse out of the gates - explosive! Poured a huge, foamy head and a cloudy, hyper-carbonated body. Nose of yeast, sour apples and vinegar. The flavour is terribly acidic - sour apples meet tonic water. Not to my liking but definitely a leader among saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5198) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2004
I guess I had a slightly older bottle. Poured a cloudy light brown and red color with lots of sediment. Also had a very thin head. Aroma of hay, sour apples and dry champagne. The taste is very tart. Lots of vinegar and a raspberry finish. The aftertaste is similar to bad apple cider. This is just a little too sour for my tastes, but would probably please anyone that is a fan of geuzes.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1483) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3296) - 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.

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