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Saison De Pipaix - Brasserie à Vapeur

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BA SCORE
84
good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 23
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie à Vapeur visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

A strange nose of coriander and chocolate mint. Very fruity and herbal.
In mouth, these flavors are dominant with a punch of citrus. Tartness is short and it's surprisingly well balanced.
Overall, it's a strange but tasty beer. Not bad but I don't think I'd drink it again

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

Just arrived at Liquor Shed in Casper.

Okay, a big pop and super gush when I removed the cap. Beer everywhere.

It pours a rusty murky colour with a 1 finger head of foam. Nice lacing.

A strong spicy nose of coriander, clove, bubblegum. Yeast. A very perfumey nose overall.

Everything in the smell is in the taste as well as a strong bitter/tartness of lemon zest and apples, It finishes bitter and tart. Long aftertaste.

On the low end of medium bodied, the carbonation, well, it's healthy to say the least.

Other than the huge gush, this was very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%

Bottle shared by Bob last night. '03 vintage.

Pours a very dark orange, one of the darker saisons I've seen. There's a 2 inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like apple cider, wheat, and library books. Sort of a dusty and musty smell.

This one tastes a little oxidized, but it blends in well with the dusty flavors, some moss, apple cider, wheat, citrus fruits. Nothing outstanding, but tasty enough.

This one is medium bodied, with a tart and vinegary mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable.

Interesting as an aged beer, but this one probably hit its peak about 5 years ago.

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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Francois for sharing 1985 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with some nice half finger head.

S - Aromas of funk, tart, funk, cork, cheese.

T - Taste is really weird, old fruits, cork, almost spoiled milk. Very strange

M - Mouthfeel is very drinkable shocked.

O - Overall this beer was very interesting. Really glad to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(on tap at Tria Taproom - served in a teku glass - first rated on 02 Sep 2012)

A: light amber, cloudy as hell.... cottony, krausen-like foam that slowly receded, kept some wisps of sud around the outer edges... had this on tap once before, about a year and a half ago - the cloudy, unfiltered look is consistent, if a little foreboding

S: (unripe?) peaches and cream, rose petals - mostly yeast(y)-derived aromas - a little like liquid brewers yeast, bold but not forward... each scent is pretty damn powerful, having dimension - perhaps the glass is key here... unique

T: custardy, bosc pear-like fruit... hint of watermelon (flesh? rind?)... fair amount of doughy malt... touch of a black-peppery aftertaste... overall a bit different, more rustic than the Dupont benchmark

M: soft, quiet in carbonation... the unfiltered, unconditioned constitution lends some fluffy roundness... quietly drops off in the finish... no heat - dry, but not parching

O: had this twice now on tap and a sip of the '95 from a friend's glass (which was a different beast!) - this has to be one of the most interesting, unique, and flavorful saisons out there

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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Cap is stamped 11/14.

A: Hazy, dark orange-yellow body. 1 finger off-white head with fair retention. Light lacing.

S: Lightly tart with a citric acid scent. Mild funk. Suggestions of fruit - cherry, wine grape - come across with a character that is unusual for a beer. Almost like the "ghost" of those fruits. Cool, but strange, and hard to describe. Lemon. Hint of bready malt, grass/hay.

T: Nicely tart with a very round, almost fruity, funk to it. A mild, slightly herbal, hop bitterness leads to a fairly dry finish. Citric acid and light malt lingers on the finish. Light herbal and floral aspects. There is a certain vinous quality. No alcohol to speak of.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light body. Both are relatively slight for the style, but convey the somewhat delicate flavors nicely.

O: Very interesting, genre-bending brew. More sour than I expected, but I really enjoyed it. Seems to integrate equal parts saison, flanders red and gueuze, with a somewhat lighter feel than average for any of the three. The fruit notes are very unique. Definitely worth trying out - especially if you like sours.

Prost!

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Saison De Pipaix from Brasserie à Vapeur
84 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.