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

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RATINGS: 453   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Cap dated 03/2014 on a 330ml bottle. Bottle labeled "Cochonnette" with a frolicking large-breasted pig in a white t-shirt brandishing a white bandana. Purchased fairly cheep as a close-out from a CT distributor. Drained every last drop of the fine yeasty dregs into an off white head which died much slower than its sound would have indicated. Very bubbly and noisy. Dark orangy brown. Sort of the color of Rare Vos, but cloudier. Total overtone smell of pear/apple cider -- the good stuff from Normandy. Head settles into a thin-but-complete covering, a "flor" if I may. Nose undertones of roasted nuts and some dried black fruits, but mostly green fruit cider. Nice smooth sourness as taste maintains very high quality cider components. Elegant, darkish, quite refreshing for 9% abv. Perfect beer for a turkey dinner. I agree with the "severely underrated" statement. Thirty minutes later head even thinner, but still complete. Nose brighter. Taste? This beer is gourmet food.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
28/II/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) as "Cochonette" @ home - BB: VIII/2016 (2015-241)

Clear amber to red brown beer, small irregular aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit dirty, sourish, apple skin, fruity, bit sweet, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty, some caramel, sourish touch, green apples, bit dirty, very spicy, and is that cloves? Aftertaste: caramel, very spicy, cloves, bit sweet, unpleasant bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ForlornHope (161) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
33 cl bottle at home (Cochonette). Dark brown in colour and pan flat. Aroma is sharp, wine-like. Taste is also sharp, some fruit and then dry. Tart, mineral, almost sherry tastes. No real effervescence, sticky finish. Not sure what to think of this. I normally enjoy sour beers, but this one falls short.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2379) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Murrig brun färg med lågt skum. Lite skum syrlig brödig murrig doft, med aningen lambictouch. smaken som doften men med lite syrliga bär typ gojibär, mjöliga tranbär, jordgubbar, granatäpple, apelsinskal med en lite torr sherry eller marsalavin. Hm, jag börjar nog sakta gilla det här trots att den är lite skum. Men syran funkar riktigt bra med vinägerchips.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (404) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
2015/01/08 - Pours a hazy amber/brown colour with a foamy off white head that lingers. Aroma is yeast, orange, strawberries, barnyard, sweet malt and earthy tones. Taste is much of the same; strawberries, yeast, sweet malt, funk and tart fruit. Has a certain lambic quality to it. Mouthfeel is medium with lightly biting carbonation and a drying, mildly astringent finish. Interesting beer, but I probably will not revisit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2919) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
One of the Vapeur beers with cartoony pigs on the label - I tasted the female Cochonette version as well, apparently the name for the same beer in 33 cl bottles, though I believe Cochonnette also mentioned an ABV of 9.5%. Anyway, this had a yellowish white, moussy, quite stable head and deep orangey copper colour, hazy. ’Fresh’ yet somewhat funky aroma of grains, orange, strawberry, coriander, lemon peel, cheese, earth (which could be the chicory), barnyard, yoghurt, dry yeast, honey, cheese, pepper. Vivid fruity and estery onset, lemony and even slightly lambic-like tart touch, rounded and fully malty mouthfeel, light caramelly, very yeasty, spicy notes especially towards the finish, with mild, earthy, leafy hop bitterness in the finish, alcohol well hidden. One of those delightfully tasty Wallonians, a kind of hybrid between a saison and a Belgian-style barley wine. Along with their Saison de Pipaix and their Vapeur en Folie, I’d even consider this somewhat of a classic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1418) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Couleur brune, mousse qui disparait. Nez sucre candy et fruits noirs. Gout fruits noirs assez doux avec petite amertume. Notes fruits rouges et fruits secs en fin de bouche. Corps leger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4454) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
As Cochonnette. Poured reddish amber wit negligible head. Aroma of alcohol soaked fruit, marzipan, lightly spiced. Medium body, flavour is sweet, heavy berries, vinous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4358) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
at beerweekend de lambiekstoempers 2014 . Pours clear , dark amber . No real head . Smell is sweet, caramely malts , intense . Taste is sweet and bitter . Caramel , lemon . Weird , but it works .

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
angel77 (1256) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de cervezalandia, tomada en septiembre de 2011. gran problema de gas al abrirla llevando mas de 5 minutos servirla. Abundante gas, color ámbar con espuma blanca sabores ácidos y algo especiados. Posiblemente mal conservada???. no estaría mal repetirla para comprobarlo. Regular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Een aangenaam biertje om te drinken, net als de cochonnette, een smaak dat veel mensen goed gaan vinden


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