austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pig on the label of my particular beer looked a tad different than the photo here (mine was wearing a t-shirt and holding a towel), but no matter. About half the reviews seem to feel this is a SOUR beer. Huh??? Not to me! Maybe their beer had a bad seal or something. This isnít good, but it sure ainít sour. I can see how the Saison de Pipaix folks came up with this one, because they have similar flavors, though this oneís more drinkable and has a touch of sweetness apparent through the alcohol.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells more like a wine. Very sour taste, with a pleasant after thought. No carbonation or head, which is a downer. Iíd be more impressed if it didnít cost me 10 bucks.
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Virtually non-existent carbonation and head. Looks, in this bulbous Duvel glass, like nothing so much as a freshly picked apricot. An attractive burnt orange-red hue. Some sediment. Orange-fruit aroma with some interesting citrusy sweetness. Iíve smelled something similar in De Dolle Brouwersí beer. Hmm. Pronounced vinous flavors, with some orange, green grapes and spices. Mouthfeel is quite interesting, almost has a feel like white wine, inducing a slight puckering sensation. Finish is very long. Medium to heavy body. Hops are pushed so far into the background as to be almost unnoticeable. Some dry yeast-fruit in the finish, too. Complex, indeed. Interesting beer.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very tasty. Iím not sure if this is the same thing as íCochonnette,í but itís certainly much better than that beerís ratings would indicate. Cidery, with a long finish. Lots of different flavors going on here. Minimal head.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big aroma, and a taste of sweetness. They used quite a bit of orange peel in this one. Slightly too sweet, but still drinkable.
POPS (6) - Malmoe, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a cloudy beer with a faint smell and taste of apple. light in taste and little after taste.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement/mold, cobwebs), with notes of cork, bubble gum, orange peel, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Musty and odd.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 Bottled. Had this before and hated it. Now Iím trying again and I like it a lot. Wine and raisin aroma. Brown color, beige head, fair lace. Sweet, very fruity, wine, raisin, prune, light bitter, medium body and warming.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear, amber, thin collar. Very aromatic. the orange peel and coriander really stand out along with something else i cannot quite describe. Taste is very bold, sweet and spicy.Something in there reminds me of butane or lighter fluid or something. I was burping up orange peels 3 sips into it. Very unbalanced. Tough to finish the bottle. Not for me boys.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2001
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
dirty red-amber colour, no foam, plum aroma, sweet, alcohol presence, unbalanced and slightly disgusting - a beer who lives up to its name !