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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with Walloon Goldings, hops and figleaves from the brewers’ garden.

   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 (3083) - 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 (7994) - 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 (4681) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5010) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours cloudy amber / brown that looks muddy with a small off-white head. The aroma has murky herbal traits, hints of figs, Belgian yeast, strange sweetness and smooth minerals. Medium smooth body with a good amount of subdued carbonation. The taste has lots of herbal and mineral traits, mild dry figginess, earthy murky yeastiness, raisins and dates. Comes across almost like a Belgian old ale. The finish has a bit of spice and more fruitiness. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Light fruity aromas. Light fruity flavors. Light bodied and caramely colored. Very interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
750 ml bottle at Max’s, my last beer of night #1 of the Belgian beer fest. Cloudy amber. Aroma of sour strawberry. Taste has mild lacto sourness, caramel, raspberry, slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle - 750mL corked and capped. Slightly clouded copper body with a short, foamy beige head. Unique aroma with herbal notes, figs, soft hops and yeast notes. Taste is slightly tart with fig notes, hints of berries, herbal notes, bitter hops, earth notes and yeast. Body is medium with a strong, lively carbonation. Ends with more fig, berries, tart fruit, earthy notes, herbal flavors, and Belgian yeast. Different beer than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
The aroma is fruity with figs, caramel, and spice. The appearance is hazy amber with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a touch of paper. The palate is smooth.Overall it’s interesting but not great.

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