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

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RATINGS: 442   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 31, 2003
This brew poured a small head of finely sized long lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a brown colored transparent body filled with floating yeast particles and a fair lacing. The aroma reminds me of a lambic but it is very small and light therefore hard to tell. The mouthfeel is smooth with a tingling sensation. The flavor is a bit off with a hint of something odd to it as well as notes of dough, mild alcohol and some other unidentifiable things. Not the greatest brew, but interesting.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2003
I drank the Cochonette, petite vapeur cochonne, but this is probably the same beer. Cloudy orange/brown color, short dying head. Aroma is sweet, only slightly malty, horseblanket. Taste is sweet, malty, cookie, yeasty. Malty palate also. Not my kind of beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2003
This beer poured a cloudy orange/brown with lots of floaty stuff in it - very murky color. Even with a vigorous pour, I couldn't get any head to form and there was no lacing on the glass because of the lack of head. The aroma was very heavy with grapes with a littly maltyness. The flavor was very much like watered down wine with a tiny bit of carbonation in it. The floaty stuff was noticeable in the taste as that it stuck to the tongue and mouth. It also left a hefty sized pile of yeast at the bottom. The alcohol is apparent in the aftertaste, but not so much up front. The taste was ok if you like watered-down wine, but the chewable floaties didn't do it for me. I don't think this represents the Belgian Strong Dark type of beer well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Weird dark fruit, spice nose. Cloudy ruby orange hue. Small head quickly dissipates. Terribly sweet, port/brandyish. Weird brew, although I did rush through this, Im wasnt terribly impressed and had trouble finishing. Slightly disgusting, I wouldnt buy this again.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Bottled 4/96, this one was way off!!! Terribly sour, much more so than it is supposed to be. Strange "stoney" flavor, minerals and dirty rocks. Yes, all that mixed with the sourness made for an interesting drink. I will rerate when I find a fresh (or better cellared) bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2003
Bottled. Cloudy range-brown. Yeasty nose with notes of oranges. Sweet, fruity and malty with some butterscotch and a syrupy finish with medium bitternes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Bottle. A murky reddish brown color with a light brown head. A strong aroma with whisky, rum, cake, dates, and caramel. A smooth, sweet, spicy flavor with plenty of alcohol and a rich brandy like character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2003
Orange brown color, small head. Malty aroma with apple, caramel and butter. Sweetish with just a bit of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, butter and mustard. Bitter coffee and toffee finish. It takes a few sips, but then it's a nice and smooth beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2003
This ale pours a cloudy, reddish amber color with lots of yeast particles floating in it. It has a very thin, white head that rapidly dissipates. The aroma is musty and reminds me of sour fruits. Medium body with little carbonation, the flavor is slightly fruity but annoyingly bland. The finish is sweet and fruity with a mild tartness. The alcohol is well hidden. This beer seems like it could be so much more. I don't really think too much of this one. It has no off flavors but it seems rather bland and flat tasting. But it does have some decent fruit notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2003
Sweet, fruity, and tart flavor. Finishes almost wine like and bitter. By the way why is the pig wiping his ass on the label.


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