Brewed by Brasserie 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, curaao, star anise...)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, light to moderate yeasty, spicy, moderate pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration, and a peppery finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (290608)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
[Vintage 1995 - sampled 2005] An unclear orange beer with a small beige head. The aroma contains notes of cork, wood, alcohol, and peach, while the flavor on a slightly acidic background has notes of wood, peach apricot, and spices.

[Vintage 2004 - sampled 2005] A slightly hazy orange beer with a huge off white head. The aroma is extremely strong and sweet with strong spicy notes of lemon grass. The flavor is very sweet and very spicy again with lemon grass and anise, but also some fruity notes going towards lime. [6/3/6/3/12]

I find the 1 year old a bit too sharp in the edges and citric in flavor, while the 10 year old seems a bit over the edge. Id like to sample this 3-5 years old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2008
Bottled. Orange, slightly hazy, colour with mediumsized off-white creamy head, nice lace. Aroma is slightly fruity but mainly bigtime earth, mould and barnyard. A bunch of spices also. Flavour is pleasant spicing, earthyness, wood, some sourness and at the same time sweet fruity. Nice balance and really full palated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hvt golden orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Reddish amber, no head - and not really any carbonation either. actually this beer is completely flat. With its pronounced tartness this appears more akin to Gueuze which is a bit odd for a Saison. Wooden, fusty notes. Very quenching - but a strange bird indeed, 260997

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24630) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2006
Bottled. Clear reddish amber with small head. Vinous aroma with plenty of red grapes. Fresh and light bodied with some citric acidity. Lightly spicy but cellary notes takes over towards the finish. Bears vague signs of defective cork - I must try to locate this beer again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23615) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Hazy straw colored with small white head. Aroma of newly mown grass. Flavor of yeast, straw, bananas. Subtle and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 an amber coloured brew,with hoppy banana notes in nose, and sweet honey and sharp fruit , tart orange in flavour.

TK2 bottle at home ... This is not how i remembered it but it could easily be my memory that is wrong. Probably wouldnt score it as 4 this time but as i found bottle at back of cupboard im assuming its may not be at best ... Nice amber colour (4) ... apple woody smoke nose (7) ... fruity tart little lemon, sour apples ... spicy linger (7) ...palate (3) overall (15) giving if i count right 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (20596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared in the car in Belgium - March 2013. Pours clear gold with fine effervescence and a light, white foam head. Tangy citrus aroma with hints of sour wheat, spices, herbs. Light sweet flavor with mellow spices, sour bread, leaves and pine. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sour tang at the end with notes of orange and tangerine, along with light alcohol warmth. Meh, a bit scattered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Corked bottle, about 4 years old
Beautiful (cloudy) orange-amber color; big head. Very good; maybe too dry and a bit thin at the end because of the age, but well spicy, both the aroma and taste (coriander and most of all white pepper).

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