Brewed by Brasserie à Vapeur
Style: Saison
Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
SAISON DE PIPAIX 6 %vol. 75cl a traditional Wallonian saison beer, born with the brewery in 1785. Dry, normally hopped, slightly acidic, very spicy (black pepper, ginger, sweet orange peel, curaçao, star anise...)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (2519) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle shared @ Ølbutikken. Pours dark hazy orange with a small white head. Aromas of salmiak, peppery, yoghurt, berries, esters. Taste is light sour, estery, straw, citrussym

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
330mL bottle, pours an opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast and earthy notes. Flavour is quite tart, with some stale notes, some pepper and earthy notes. This is pretty bad - definitely some infected notes here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
luttonm (6045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle in Rome. Hazy orange. Sweet, sewer funk. Not good. Warm and souring. Poor infection, gushing flavor. Shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shark_Pants (725) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
330ml bottle from International Beer Collector. Clear sunset orange colour with generous off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Sweet and interesting funky aromas. The taste has lemon drop sweetness, some acetic sourness, bier de garde type maltiness, earthy hop flavour combined with funky notes creates a muddiness. Medium bodied and not as crisp as expected. Not bad but seems muddled and a little disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdb84 (600) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2016 33cl. Absolutely beautiful dark orange color with yellow hue, murky, perfect carbonation from bottom to top, medium but stable and lasting head. Perfection. Aroma: candy sugar (reminds of Dolle Brouwers beers), curacao, anise, orange peel, white wine note, faint yeast note. It is borderline alcoholic, but the fruity tones win. Taste: follows aroma, starts nice and crisp with citrus and orange peel, curacao and anise sensation in the back of the mouth. Medium bitter development with some light malty notes, candy sugar. Finish starts fruity with dried citrus fruits, but develops quite a long lasting bitterness where the fruity tones return and return and return. Some ginger lingers in the background. Wow. Lovely brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 04/2017 Murky deep amber body, small creamy white head. Spicy nose - mixed peel, stewed fruits, earthy & woody spices, pepper, clove, bready malt. Moderate carbonation, body somewhat stodgy for a Saison, drying only out only slightly. Spicy body - star anise very apparent as it warms, clove, pepper, mixed peel, bread dough, herbs. Dry finish, subdued bitterness. Lacks the finesse of a good Saison

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (780) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Dranken Geers U: amberkleurig met mooie witte schuimkraag G: gist, brood en pruimen S: Licht bitter, abrikoos en gedroogd fruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ippopotamo36 (2325) - Rome, ITALY - APR 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Mortlach in Rome-Italy, many thanks. Amber pour, gush as it was open. Funky unpleasant notes of infection. Mouth: impossible to drink. Infection all the way. Bummer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mortlach (2330) - Rome, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36 and luttonm. Pours amber, cloudy, big off-white foam. Gushing. Aroma is terrible, dirty water, sewer, bubblegum. Flavour... I don’t know what to write because I only had a sip. Infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
impuritylaw (70) - Freibierg, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2016
330ml bottle shared by Thomas @Bier mit Stil 2: Saison, Bierhandlung. Aroma in the beginning is kind of dirty maybe like rotten fruit, then the ugly curtain raises and there is wheat, yeast and sour green apples together with some sourness. Taste is sour green apples with slight spices, that finishes dry and slightly bitter. Edgy and rough but good.

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