Brewed by Brasserie à Vapeur
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with Walloon Goldings, hops and figleaves from the brewers’ garden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2011
Bottled. The aroma has caramel sweetness, some dried fruits and fresh fruitiness, tarty/yeasty. Hazy, red-brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white lace. The taste is light sweet, bit sour and tart. It is a quite fruity beer, raisins, grapes, hint of berries. Body is medium, bit dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 24, 2011
bottle. pour a hazy amber with a small white head. nose is tart with caramel and purple grape. flavor isn’t as tart as the aroma suggests and does have a unique purple grape note. hints of caramel and grape soda. light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. My taste-mates didn’t like this one, but I did. Reminded me of a biere de garde. Figs, apples, apple pie spice, pie crust. Sweet. Tastes a bit disappointingly flat and sweet. Not bad, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Thanks for sharing durhambeer. Murky brown with a thin head. Awful nose, exactly like spiced cider and acetaldehyde. Flavor follows suit, cidery and slightly vegetal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle shared by durhambeer. This was some weird stuff and I didn’t really care for it. Pours a muddy, dark orange with a small white head. Yeasty, doughy, smells off. Taste is off too, this must be infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2011
750ml bottle, just a couple of months off the boat. The body is initially clear, inching progressively towards cloudy with each careful pour. A dense, beige colored head of foam settles slowly to a small outer ring, leaving behind a wet wash that mostly rejoins the body. A few random micro-spots of lace remain. The nose is very floral, fruity, and herbal. Dried figs and caramelized cereal grain give a subtle sweetness up front, followed closely by notes of green tea, rose water, and hints of grass. A musky, minty, slightly tart yeast profile is very Fantôme-like. Flavors are delicately balanced between sweet and dry, fig providing the dark fruity sugars, and musty barnyard yeast adding the dry counterpoint. Minty green tea leaves and unidentifiable wildflowers provide ample herbaciousness. Despite the must, it finishes fairly clean and long. The body is medium-plus in stature, sporting light carbonation and a mostly clean, semi-dry, slightly sticky finish. I’d swear that Dany Prignon brewed this himself if I didn’t know better. Funky, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle. Amber in color with a fruity caramel nose. A little watery with flavors of caramel malt and berries..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours hazy amber with a massive beige head that bubbles away in a few minutes. There is a harsh aroma of vegetable and sour fruit and a funky sour fig flavor with a bitter finish. This is an interesting brew but is not particularly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
Courtesy of BDR. Murky copper color with a medium head. Aroma of musty fruit, apple standing out a bit more than the others. Flavor of dried fruits (prune especially), grainy with a yeasty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2011
20110308 750ml bottle from State Line. Rather still appearance with slight beige head. Sherry, date, honey, and some vinyl aromas with some background notes that remind of green leaves or grass rubbed between the hands. Thin bodied with mild carbonation. Quite sweet and boozy. Pretty uninteresting and sub-par, overall.

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