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

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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...)


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 20, 2003
This brew from a bottle cap marked 2000 poured a very large envigorated head of foamy light brwon colored long lasting off white colored bubbles that left behind a most excellent lace and a carbonated hazy light brown colored body with a little yeast floating in it. The aroma was different than most with with mild doughy malty notes and the mouthfeel was smooth and tingly. The flavor was not what I expected from a Saison. It was missing more of the fruity floral notes that othere Saisons I have had. It instead had a floral doughy flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 1985 Vintage. That’s right, 1985! I am now almost thirty-five years old and this beauty was bottled when I was a sophomore in High School. Wow! *** The cork is soaked and beer has leaked through to the space between the cork and cap. So much for "air-tight!" Very cloudy, deep golden ale with a small, fizzy white head. The aroma is very geueze-like so the beer is definitely infected, but in a good way!? Huge notes of must, wood, lemon, grapefruit, sweat, apple, dates and a touch of honey. Tons of citrus flavor with a touch of beef broth, but, for the most part, just plain sour. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, crisp finish. Funky aftertaste. Lots of complexity and eccentricity within this bottle of beer... on levels that can only exist when there are several strains of yeast/bacteria trapped inside a lone bottle for eighteen years. Pretty cool old brew!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2503) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2004 1995:Murky gold/orange in colour. Aroma was very gueuze like, tart, funky with some sour cheese. Flavour was sour and tart, pucker, some apples, lemons, and barnyard. Finishes with a long dry puckerness. Extremely refreshing. Thanks for this one IPFreely.

2003: Light brown in colour, it looked like iced tea. The aroma was of yeast, caramel, cookies and citrus. Flavour was tangy, yeasty, spices and some carbonation and lots of citrus. Finish was somewhat tart with a medium spicy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8430) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2004
Red-amber, hazy; middled yellowish-cream head. Fruity (citrus) nose and yeasty. Maybe some iron. Yeast taste, yes - but grain, fruit, cookie malt too. Ends citrussy and tart, enhanced by the carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Dry, and acidburn. It's tart, and fruity, sharp. Yet I keep dreaming about the Saison de Pipaix,as brewed once by Biset-Cuvelier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Very well carbonated, produces a thick tan head that is made up of large bubbles. The beer is ever so slightly-hazy and a pretty copper brown color. The head is very persistant & produces the classic Belgian Lacing. An aroma of cider & fresh apples, slightly musty, and a hint of sharp astringency. Taste is lightly sweet, perhaps a bit of acidity. A very earthy taste to this beer, though light in body, it gives this beer a certain richness. The high carbonation gives this beer a tingly sharp bite as it slides past one's tongue. Quite an interesting beer, that I definitely recommend. A soft apple fruitiness in this beer is the predominant taste. There is a certain spiciness here as well that helps to perk up the mild fruitiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2004
95 Vintage Pours a nice amber with minimal head and some spotty lacing. Musky aroma of tart fruit, some hay, yeast, and bread. Strong nose. Some alcohol is apparent as well. Spicy flavors of sour apple, balanced with just a hint of sweet citrus. Lemon and grapefruit. The yeastiness is there. I have to say it's quite spicy, clove mostly. The palate is slightly sticky, body is full, and the finish is tart. A bit dusty as well. Very nice. A lot better than the last bottle I expirienced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Bottle cap dated 2000. A large frothy, foamy white head with fine-medium bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body had lively carbonation and it was semi-transparent with an orange-brown hue. The nose was lightly hoppy, sweet, and citrus. The flavor was sweet, acidic, sour, tart and citrus. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth, a bit tingly and medium bodied with fair lacing on the sides of my glass.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
750 ml [Corked and caged, 1985 sampling: Deliah’s Chicago (vintage beer tasting, Feb ‘04)]: The bottom of the bottle contained a dark golden haze – a beautifully sweet barnyard must floats around the rim of my glass, complex with soft notes of leather, cherries, peaches and brittle straw. Outrageously wacky flavours of tart, sour cheese, iron, and blood. Very little carbonation, but this was truly the funk of funk. . . what an experience!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. Nice offwhite head. Applejuice and sweetness in the nose. Mild and smooth fruitflavour. Is sweet in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1513) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2004
moderate to deep golden hazy color with a thick creamy white head and some great lacing. lots of fruit in the aroma and also the unmistakeable scent of spent fireworks, and some apple and a few other fruits that i cant identify. flavor is roughly the same, a lot of apple, and a thick creamy mouthfeel. i think i can pick up on the orange peel, but the other spices, i cant quite pick up on...this is damned tasty. quite a bit better than saison dupont in my opinion. as this beer warms, it's amazing how much the pepper comes through.


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