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


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RATINGS: 479   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tessic (1033) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2003
Pours slightly cloudy, not much of a head. Heavy aromas of flowers, purfume, malt and fruit with a little alcohol. Stong taste of flowers and cloves. Almost too strong. Heavy on the carbonation too. Not very good at all, very hard not to add to the kitchen sink!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Westmalle Trappist glass. Appearance is an orange and somewhat dirty brown colour with a light but sustained off-white head. Aroma is an intensely sweet licorice. Slightly bitter aroma exists also, but is over-powered by the sweetness. The taste is slightly bitter, with a bitter-orange finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2004 Reddish brown in colour. Aroma of yeast, oranges, sugar, slightly sweet. Flavour of fruity(plums), caramel/butterscotch, sweet, slight alcohol, some yeast. Finishes with a mebium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
(o,33l bottle) Sampled Cochonnette. Pours a medium, foamy, almond head and a cloudy mahogany body. Nose of sweet, aerated apples, slight cherries and malt. Initial mute flavour that give a final tart push. Little finish. Good but in an experimental way. Very drinkable to rid yourself of a hang-over. What in God's name is the Pig doing with the towel to the left???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2003
Cloudy dark orange coloured. Very yeasty and rather sweet. Slightly sour finish. Notes of pig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2003
Hazy light brown color with no head. The taste is sweet with notes of fruits or berries. It finishes kind of sour and bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
This beer just didn't quite fit the bill for a Belgian Ale in my opinion.It really tasted "off" its mark.There was virtually no head and there were fine sized bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was very yeasty and cloudy with a copper hue.The nose was lightly sweet with a weird taste to it.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth and medium bodied.The lacing was sparse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5610) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6600) - 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.

   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.

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