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Vapeur Cochonne - Brasserie à Vapeur

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188 Ratings

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 21.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie à Vapeur visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-27-2002)
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Horbar, Saturday at 02:03 PM
Photo of Samp01
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy brown amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt, Belgian yeast, some dark fruit esters, plum and raisin notes. Taste same as aroma with some mildly sour yeast flavors, tart dark fruit. Palate is a medium body with low carbonation. Finish has some caramel malt, yeast, mild tart notes with dark fruit, notes of plums and raisins. Overall not the best but a good drinking flavorful brew,

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Jotora, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

DNICE555, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

thegerm87, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Myst, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

HookerBrews, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

firstlighthiker, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

afsdan, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of FarmerJOrganic
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great sour raisin, malty amber here.

Prefect 1/4 hat of pure white head. Glass was trimmed with foam as I imbibed.

Mouth feel is dry, could be from the sourness. I'd say more along the lines of a alcoholic apple cider, there is a sure crispy bite to each sip.

Smell is all malt with a quick note of sour on the backside.

Taste is prefect, if you like the more sour crazy examples of the Belgians. Hard to note all the flavors here, Raisin is on the front and it starts off sweeter than the smell you would lead you to believe. As soon as the raisin pass you get this sour citric melon, lemon thing that lead straight into the malt. The maltyness carries into the yeast. I get notes of honey and plum but neither last and both changed back and forth on each sip. More honey to start with metal plums towards the end.

Overall a great, interesting beer. I've got two more in the cellar and I may update my review as I drink those.

FarmerJOrganic, Feb 10, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

weird brew here, this from 1996 it says. thats pretty old for what this is, and it pours real flat, maybe as a result of its age. apple juice color with some yeast sediment and no head at all, just some quickly bursting white bubbles, then no activity at all. the nose is like cider vinegar, its got that orchard fruitiness on the front end, and moves into a lactic tartness that may be an infection, not sure this was ever supposed to be a wild type ale, but it is now. the flavor follows the nose, moving from fruity and stale cereal grain beginnings to an acidic tartness in the finish with the yeast lasting quite awhile on the tongue. sharp acidity is exacerbated by the alcohol, which comes out when this warms up just a bit. a very strange mix of flavors here, it may just be well past its prime at this age, but for me it was a miss.

StonedTrippin, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

JasonSiedman, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

markgoodman10, Jan 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Tdrmoss84, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

sonorb7, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

MRsojourner, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Sspeer1, Dec 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

nootch23, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of welldigger888
4.49/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle no freshness date

Copper amber color with an off white head that gives a 1/4" cap all the way down glass leaving a blanket of lace.

Sweet earthy musty aromas, reminds of a white wine. A hint of ginger raisin and fig. No real hops detected, no booziness to speak of. Very impressive.

Flavors follow the nose, sweet musty earthy and BANG a BIG fruity sweet raisin grain citric melon berries and grape finish that lingers for days. Huge dry wine like finish- Wow the fruit.

challenging mouthfeel here for me, seems full and robust sweet and dry not cloying in any way easy drinker the ABV is well hidden.

Very pleased I found this, couple more in the hole.

welldigger888, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Rwalford74, Oct 09, 2013
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Vapeur Cochonne from Brasserie à Vapeur
78 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.