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


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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (2940) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Pressklubben. Orange colour with a white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Flavour is dominated by butterscotch with some dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (889) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle to goblet Cinnamon, sour apples, coriander. Cloudy reddish amber with no head. Taste has a light sourness, matched with a since sweetness and a tiny bit of hops. Mouthfeel is light and airy and tart.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ViJo (15) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
Amber color, off-white head. Average smell (malts&sweetness) and taste (malts, sweet and lightly sour). Medium carbo and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. I have been looking forward to this one. Procured from Willems. BBF 07/2014. Slow gusher – uh oh. Nose is sour, red wine barrel bacteria, brett, sour red fruits, tart, wine, porto, red wine grapes,… like an American sour – bad sign but actually smells nice. Taste I would chalk up to infection & feels that way like other brews by them but this is actually nice, old red wine barrels, brett, sour fruits & berries, overripe, red wine barrel bacteria heavy, some salted bacon, salt in the back, incredible infection, tart fermenting, overripe, rotting fruits, rotting cherries, light fruit,… It has that overly carbonated infected body going on. For once the infections work out – very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (771) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Very dark pour. Much darker than most Belgian strongs. Dark brown. Distinct smell. Totally reminds me of this 2l cooler I used to buy back when I first started drinking. This is kinda cool and nostalgic but no beer should really smell like this. Wow this has more in common with some of the wines I’ve had recently. Very unique. Very few "beer qualities" I’m sure this sounds horrible to some of you but I find it fantastic. Made a good call with this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (529) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
Superbe bière pour un aspect très particulier sur lequel nous allons nous expliquer. D’abord à la lecture de l’étiquette, nous focalisons sur les 9 % abv , qui incitent au respect.Bière sur lie bien entendu, naturelle toujours à la brasserie à vapeur, et comme on dit maintenant « au goût évolutif ». Quoi de plus normal … Coloris particulier roux foncé (et non pas ambrée comme dit le brasseur), très proche de certaines kriek. Clarté trouble parce que la levure s’incorpore au versage (grande pression). Bulles fines mais pas très nombreuses. Mousse beige qui tient à 3 mm , assez jolie. Arômes de vinaigre de vin, lie de vin, fût de grand chai, orval. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur du pruneau, des fruits confits, et surtout un très bel ensemble équilibré en arrière-bouche. 2ème bouche sur du trèfle humide, de la chicorée fraîche et une pointe de cerise à kriek, avec du zeste d’orange. 3ème bouche nettement sur l’orval, avec cette amertume très spécifique et une superbe arrière-bouche. La longueur montre cet aspect particulier auquel je faisais allusion au début de ma critique, parce que nous sommes avec une orval en puissance. Chaque gorgée en remet une couche. La levure confirme cette magnifique impression, avec toutes les qualités d’une grande veine. Très beau. L’alcool ajoute vraiment à l’aspect particulier de cette proximité à l’orval, parce que l’orval ne fait jamais que 6,2 % abv. Très très très grande finale pleine de finesse, d’une amertume superbe et d’un équilibre prodigieux. Mon exemplaire était à date en août 2014. Donc on peut avoir de très bons résultats avec cette bière jeune, absolument superbe et 100 fois supérieure à la saison de Pipaix d’une tristesse infinie... Superbe bière.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at Jimmy's no. 43 NYC. With a name like cochone in it I expected some bacon smoke taste. Slightly tart and sour, but kind of bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours dark brown with lots of chunkies and a small tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with some spices. Sweet, fruity flavor with light spices, a strange tartness and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
Weird label. Not sure what this is trying to be. It is like a non soured flemish red or a dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (625) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Appearance was cloudy honey light caramel with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet caramel, toffee , honey malts. Deep fruits, candi with some sourish unqiue yeasts with barnyard dank or musky, no alcohol. Taste are sweet light malt backbone with sourness of funky yeasts with plum, cherry and raisin, alcohol is present. Palate was velvety creamy CO2 with med- full body, Long fruity sourish warming different funky finish. A different breed of brew here.

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