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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4058) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2004
Undated bottle. Pours a bright orange with lots of sediment floating around, no head formed. Smells like sharp oranges, and more phenolic fruits. Alcohol apparent on the nose as well. A strange sour spoiled milk or rotten vegetable quality in the nose as well. The flavor is hugely sweet/sour, like it's got plenty of sweet and sour sauce in it, mixed with hops. Not sure what to make of this. Has a weird old cheesy flavor as well with some alcohol apparent. Texture is watery and thin. Fruit flavors, cheese, bitter hops and rotten vegetables. . .hmmm, this one's goin down the drain.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2004
Hazy golden beer with a vinous and fruity (apples) aroam...very fruity! The beer is sweet with apple jam like qualities, with slight floral hops. The alcool is pretty much felt in mouth but the body is still rather tame.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 I am skeptical of any beer that pours without any head whatsoever. Cloudy amber pour with a few bubbles on the sides of the glass. Odd smells and tastes that are stale and sour. Funny but the taste isn't as offensive as the smell. Irregardless, this is shit. Two bad beers in a row. Time to stop rating and start enjoying.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Reddish amber without any head. Sour fruity aroma and a sour taste. Bad example of a style I'm not crazy about make for a lethal combination.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Pours redish/brown with little head, even after trying to coax it. Yeast spice well balanced with malt sweetness. Effervescant but not over carbonated. No lacing. Overall an above average example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
Pours hazy red/amber, tiny soapy off white head. Aroma is of berries, yeast, grapes, flowers, and mild alcohol. Does smell like a fruity wine. Loads of red berries, yeast, and a hit of pepper. Quite light in body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
hazy orange, big off white head. yeasty, alcohol and mixed dried fruit aroma. flavour is sweet and fruity with boozy hints and mild earth and spice. an average beer that stangely enough comes to life if paird with foie gras.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 330mL bottle. A golden ale with a sweet and slightly spicy aroma. Fruit, caramel, and candy sugar flavours that are largely unrestrained by hops or spices. Overly sweet, with a vaguely unpleasant artificiality to it all. A commercial interpretation of the style that disappoints, although it would probably appeal to those unfortunate people who enjoy syrupy-sweet beers. Not a bad beer, but not a good one, either.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6594) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2004
Aroma to sweet and light for a decent Belgian. Thin body, almost watery. Ni malt base , a lot of spice , orange notes seem to be artificial . Complex, sure it is (enter here sarcastic voice of Radek).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2004
Hazy orange-brown colour with a small, tight beige head. Aroma is warm and boozy, with a stong yeast character and some spicey notes. Flavour is also spicey (corriander & clove) and somewhat citric. The chicory really comes through towards the end, along with a hint of anise. Finish is dry and astringent. Quite decent.


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