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

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RATINGS: 444   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1096) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2136) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Strange beer. It’s dark, high on alcohol and quite sweet. Taste of malt, fruit and coriander I think.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenomorph (56) - 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 !

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (616) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2164) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, 9% - Gusher. Hazy dark amber/brown with big tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, vinegar, sour, brett, dark fruits and oak. Flavour is. malt, tart, vinegar, yeast, dark fruits, medium sweet, sour, oak, notes of spices, brett and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, 1996 vintage. Pours a mostly clean brown/red with surprisingly good carbonation. Tart aroma with hints of fruit and spice. Mouthfeel is a bit flat with a tart, green apple finish. Orange peel comes through in the mid palate. Extremely dry and puckering finish. Cool to see how something develops of 15+ years.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - FEB 3, 2014
January 29, 2014. 330mL bottle at beerbistro. Dark lovely beer. Touch of sourness. No lacing, but nice head that dissipated quickly. Touch of chocolate, stone fruits. Fantastic bottle label.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (380) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2014
Bonne bière ambrée mais manque de caractère... A noté le très bon marketing

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
Ambrée foncée trouble, effervescence faible, pas de mousse. Malts très légèrement torréfiés, un rien fruitée, un rien épicée, trop aqueuse. Beaucoup d’ingrédients pour un résultat assez moyen...


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