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

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RATINGS: 443   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerWatcher (10) - Arlon, - DEC 14, 2011
75cl bottle from Belgian Beer Station. Bottle only capped, no cork. Didn’t expect it but bottle opened with a loud pop and the beer sprayed out of the bottle. Never seen this before. Stored it upright for a couple of weeks though. Pitty for the lost beer (although the dog licked a bit off the floor; seemed to like it a lot). I had to clean the living room though (at 00:30 AM !!!) Beer is hazy amber with an off white noisy head leaving lots of lace on the glass. The aroma is very fruity and fresh but also yeasty and funky. The taste is tart and fruity evolving to a yeasty side with a pretty bitter, dry and grainy finish. The beer has got a medium body with little carbonation. The 9% ABV does its work very well. Overall an original beer with lots of character. I hope that the next bottle won’t be such a gusher.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2077) - 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 (577) - 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 (2158) - 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 (10834) - 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 (108) - - 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 (363) - 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 (850) - 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...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Voldby tasting, dk. Bottled, 221113. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of fruit and phenol. Flavor with sourness, medicine, wheat and esters.


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