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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Opaque brown color and nearly still. Honey aroma with fig. Very good, complex flavor. There is malt, but also white wine, honey, fruit, and sugar. Complex and sweet. Very unusual, and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niam (8) - MOUSCRON, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016 does not count
Mon premier vôte n’ayant pas été pris en compte, j’ en mets un nouveau. Bière à déguster entre 12 et 14°, selon les recommandations inscrites sur la bouteille. Mais elle est également agréable très fraîche (8 à 10°). Bière ambrée foncée, non pasteurisée et non filtrée. Le goût de figue est très présent, et il est persistant en bouche. L’acidité l’emporte sur l’amertume, ce qui n’est pas pour me déplaire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
750ml bottle at RBGW. Spicy aroma of cinnamon and allspice. Very smooths and all inclusive aroma, sweet EY subdued. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle… Clear, dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. The complex aroma furnishes date, fig, honey, aged floral hops, cherry and a small splash of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy/mildly oily mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor presents a mélange of dark fruits and cherries – a touch tangy as well. Short, fairly crisp, moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5858) - 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 15/20
50belair (3379) - 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 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 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9470) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2010
Bottom of bottle is solid layer of yeast. Cream-coloured head, gone in seconds; gradually hazier foxy-copper beer. Toasted, alcoholic nose with a fine spiciness and cakedough. Again the faint, peppery spiciness, over a sweet maltiness, the spices turning into rootspices. Finish is again toasted with just a hint at hops. Which part the figleaves make out, I’m not sure, but the result is nice. Finally, a fine near-metallic acidity. Warming up, the "dough" reveals itself as oxydized malts. Light, spritzy & refreshing; easily drinkable despite the 7% ABV. It calls itself "extra strong ale", but certainly isn’t, and has even less that character. But it makes for a fine drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
1/15/11. Self-opening bottle courtesy Blazer06 at the Sea Bass tasting. Slightly sour sweet aroma and taste that is quite nice.

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