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


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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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...)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
tap at max’s. Hazy tan-amber, thinnest white ring. Nose is Brett b heavy, lots of cherry, but brown sugar, iron, and light balsamic keep it balanced. Flavor shows more grain and iron at the front, mid has light tea, chestnut, and finishes with paper and more Brett b. Bit full for the fizzy carbonation and soft flavor profile, but balanced and so bright as a result.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdb84 (500) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
33cl. Absolutely beautiful dark orange color with yellow hue, murky, perfect carbonation from bottom to top, medium but stable and lasting head. Perfection. Aroma: candy sugar (reminds of Dolle Brouwers beers), curacao, anise, orange peel, white wine note, faint yeast note. It is borderline alcoholic, but the fruity tones win. Taste: follows aroma, starts nice and crisp with citrus and orange peel, curacao and anise sensation in the back of the mouth. Medium bitter development with some light malty notes, candy sugar. Finish starts fruity with dried citrus fruits, but develops quite a long lasting bitterness where the fruity tones return and return and return. Some ginger lingers in the background. Wow. Lovely brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 04/2017 Murky deep amber body, small creamy white head. Spicy nose - mixed peel, stewed fruits, earthy & woody spices, pepper, clove, bready malt. Moderate carbonation, body somewhat stodgy for a Saison, drying only out only slightly. Spicy body - star anise very apparent as it warms, clove, pepper, mixed peel, bread dough, herbs. Dry finish, subdued bitterness. Lacks the finesse of a good Saison

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (8) - 8904, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2016 does not count
33cl-fles van bij Dranken Geers U: amberkleurig met mooie witte schuimkraag G: gist, brood en pruimen S: Licht bitter, abrikoos en gedroogd fruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - APR 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Mortlach in Rome-Italy, many thanks. Amber pour, gush as it was open. Funky unpleasant notes of infection. Mouth: impossible to drink. Infection all the way. Bummer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mortlach (1797) - Rome, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36 and luttonm. Pours amber, cloudy, big off-white foam. Gushing. Aroma is terrible, dirty water, sewer, bubblegum. Flavour... I don’t know what to write because I only had a sip. Infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
impuritylaw (57) - Freibierg, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2016
330ml bottle shared by Thomas @Bier mit Stil 2: Saison, Bierhandlung. Aroma in the beginning is kind of dirty maybe like rotten fruit, then the ugly curtain raises and there is wheat, yeast and sour green apples together with some sourness. Taste is sour green apples with slight spices, that finishes dry and slightly bitter. Edgy and rough but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6757) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2016
1995 bottle shared by Mike
Clear golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of soy sauce, apple and paper. Taste of cardboard, cider with a bitter finish
Ok, but past its prime

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Poured from a 1995 750 ml bottle. This is very old and oxidized. Caramel notes, funky, citrusy. Past its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (293) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
Oranjekleurig bier met witte schuimkraag die snel wegebt. Zeer fruitig aroma. Geuren en smaken van perzik, abrikoos, nectarine, gele pruimen. Niet slecht maar niet 100 % mijn ding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kch0206 (1) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016 does not count
Bottle (33cl) bought at Kuva Dranken in Kinrooi, Belgium. Great aroma- bready, very yeasty, spicy but not exaggerated. Taste is smooth, silky. Just yummy. Would go very well with cheese (I think...).

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