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

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RATINGS: 484   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...)


1.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4820) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5187) - 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.

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 (1438) - 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 (3283) - 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.


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