Brewed by Brasserie à Vapeur
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
9%vol. 33, 75 and 150cl Beer very amber in color, strong, nose fruity and delicate, soft and round with the palate; slightly hopped but correctly spiced (roasted chicory, coriander, and sweet orange peel, among other ingredients). Bottle fermented and complex. On the Port-y side fresh. Spiced distinctly with orange, corriander and chicory. Should cellar nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akiro (44) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Degustata in bottiglia da 75 centilitri. Con le cochonne in bottiglia c’è sempre un rischio calcolato... Noi comunque la bottiglia l’abbiamo comprata a Pipaix prima e ci siamo bevuti diverse birre direttamente dal produttore per cui sappiamo qual è il vero sapore e irrinunciabile. Al colore torbida schiuma evanescente color caramello. Il sapore inizialmente dolce, miele con una nota di castagno e zucchero di canna però al palato rimane anche una nota leggermente luppolata. Addirittura oserei dire che si sente un pizzico di lambic. È una birra che si abbina con tutto me vi consiglio di non eccedere dopo il quinto bicchiere gli effetti collaterali sono ingestibili dato il tenore alcolico di nove gradi che si sente non al bicchiere ma in testa. Sopra i 40 anni 5 bicchieri diventano 4... :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with no head. The aroma is strong funk, caramel, figs, spice. Medium mouth, funky, fruity, lemon zest, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3753) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 hazy amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of spice, malty, sweets and weak sour. A flavor of sweet malt, spice, wood and dry. A saison?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Flew out the bottle, overcarbonated. Hazy dark amber with a small white head. Brett aroma. Medium low body, low bitterness and hop flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
28/II/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) as "Cochonette" @ home - BB: VIII/2016 (2015-241)

Clear amber to red brown beer, small irregular aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit dirty, sourish, apple skin, fruity, bit sweet, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty, some caramel, sourish touch, green apples, bit dirty, very spicy, and is that cloves? Aftertaste: caramel, very spicy, cloves, bit sweet, unpleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ForlornHope (377) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
33 cl bottle at home (Cochonette). Dark brown in colour and pan flat. Aroma is sharp, wine-like. Taste is also sharp, some fruit and then dry. Tart, mineral, almost sherry tastes. No real effervescence, sticky finish. Not sure what to think of this. I normally enjoy sour beers, but this one falls short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3209) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Murrig brun färg med lågt skum. Lite skum syrlig brödig murrig doft, med aningen lambictouch. smaken som doften men med lite syrliga bär typ gojibär, mjöliga tranbär, jordgubbar, granatäpple, apelsinskal med en lite torr sherry eller marsalavin. Hm, jag börjar nog sakta gilla det här trots att den är lite skum. Men syran funkar riktigt bra med vinägerchips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (576) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
2015/01/08 - Pours a hazy amber/brown colour with a foamy off white head that lingers. Aroma is yeast, orange, strawberries, barnyard, sweet malt and earthy tones. Taste is much of the same; strawberries, yeast, sweet malt, funk and tart fruit. Has a certain lambic quality to it. Mouthfeel is medium with lightly biting carbonation and a drying, mildly astringent finish. Interesting beer, but I probably will not revisit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
One of the Vapeur beers with cartoony pigs on the label - I tasted the female Cochonette version as well, apparently the name for the same beer in 33 cl bottles, though I believe Cochonnette also mentioned an ABV of 9.5%. Anyway, this had a yellowish white, moussy, quite stable head and deep orangey copper colour, hazy. ’Fresh’ yet somewhat funky aroma of grains, orange, strawberry, coriander, lemon peel, cheese, earth (which could be the chicory), barnyard, yoghurt, dry yeast, honey, cheese, pepper. Vivid fruity and estery onset, lemony and even slightly lambic-like tart touch, rounded and fully malty mouthfeel, light caramelly, very yeasty, spicy notes especially towards the finish, with mild, earthy, leafy hop bitterness in the finish, alcohol well hidden. One of those delightfully tasty Wallonians, a kind of hybrid between a saison and a Belgian-style barley wine. Along with their Saison de Pipaix and their Vapeur en Folie, I’d even consider this somewhat of a classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (2415) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Couleur brune, mousse qui disparait. Nez sucre candy et fruits noirs. Gout fruits noirs assez doux avec petite amertume. Notes fruits rouges et fruits secs en fin de bouche. Corps leger.

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