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


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RATINGS: 457   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
what a label,that is one happy pig, my label different though quite similar to picture.My label is a female, and is wearing a T-Shirt. I smell Vinegar, thats not good, decent lace,predictable head, yep its bitter, and a disapointment at first, there is some Belgian sugar in here though as well as some pepper,not good for beer,it is quite different, somehow reminds me of flavored soda pop, canít think if I like it or not, quite an odd beverage,apple abounds here, not orange so much, but there is corriander here too, your choice if you find a bottle, canít say if I would have another one,well maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Petite Vapeur.Ive had terrible and great beers from this brewery.This bottle was very good.Brown sugar, brandy, cocoa aroma.Murky brown appearance with fine carbonation.Mellow coffee caramel spicy flavors with orange zest finish.Lingering dryish licorice finish.I think this ale benefited from aging a year or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Lots of thick foam on the pour, clouded reddish/amber body. Nice sweet fruity aroma, apple, grape and blackcerry syrup. Vary sweet on the palate, green apple, very yeasty, high alcohol finish but hardly sours or bitters. Sludgy sediment around the top of the bottle after pouring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 a headless bright orange swamp..visible fumes of tart lemon, guezeishness..barnyard citrus carnivals..how surprised I was to find absolutely NO carbination whatsoever..I'm not sure what is going on here? woody notes on top of unexplainable chardonney-like vibes..some metalicness in the aftertaste..turns very chardonney-like..now that I think about it..tastes more like wine than beer.. drying apricots & plums with more metal...vinous endings and apricot aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2002
I poured this ale, my attention diverted to some other dimension, and then realized my glass was full of the yeast sediment from the bottom of the bottle. Not that I donít like the yeast, but little chunks were floating EVERYWHERE. Not to be deterred, I continued with the drinking. Poured dark brown with little head. Sour. Malty. Bitter. Hints of fruit. Not an exceptional belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Dark brown color, small head. Very malty, sweet with an apple like flavor. Flavored with orange peel and coriander. Taste is a complex blend of fruitiness, chicory, hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Some alcohol bite (9%). Mouthfeel is smooth and full, slightly oily (alcohol). Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Kinda hard to put into words. It was very good, but their are better ones out there.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Petite version. Nose like sweet vermouth, amber body, small off-white head, some lacing. I rarely find a Belgian Ale I donít like, but this isnít very good. Orange peel comes through strongly atop a distinct alcohol note, warming as it goes down. Reminds me of Campari or maybe cointreau, both of which I donít like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
This brew has an appealing hazy maroon color and an aroma that is full of bubble gum--though a malt twinge appears as well. Again, bubble gum (not sure where this comes from out of the chicory, orange, coriander??) is dominant and the malt is in the backdrop of the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
Slightly cloudy, dark red color. Alcohol and sweet malt, various fruit in the nose. Alcohol is present in the body, very malty, sweet, rich, faintly bitter, complex. Iím in between with this beer, sometimes too sweet, sometimes not.

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