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


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RATINGS: 449   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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2431) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1115) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3802) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3616) - 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 .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
angel77 (1091) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1248) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2384) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Strange beer. It’s dark, high on alcohol and quite sweet. Taste of malt, fruit and coriander I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenomorph (58) - Sundgau, FRANCE - APR 17, 2014
Bière ambrée à la mousse fine et peu persistante et aux bulles légères. Nez fruité (fruits rouge, prune ?) et alcoolisé. Entrée de bouche puissante portée par l’alcool. La bière est ronde et à son caractère, j’aime ça. Fin de bouche persistante et agréable. A souligner : l’étiquette et le concept humoristique qui en découle sont top !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Belle couleur ambrée. Arômes fumés, fruits rouges. En bouche, on sent trop l'alcool ce qui déséquilibre l'ensemble. Finale sucrée. Bière très moyenne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2014
A rather outstanding draft at Victoire. Very sour but nice with a dry gritty finish. Great appearance in a goblet, dark amber, hazy, great lacing. Nose is heavy on the fruit and spice. Dark fruit like plums along with citrus. Similar in the palate. Got richer and more intricate as it warmed.

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