Vapeur Cochonne - Brasserie à Vapeur

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BA SCORE
78
okay

192 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 21.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

Minimal head. Aroma is strongly pear and bruised apple dominant, with an acetic note and buttery, toffee-like caramel malt. Flavor follows suit, with acetic and citric acid underlying toasted, slightly sweet caramel malt. Fruity esters fade in comparison to the tart acid. The buttery finish is slightly offputting. Obviously, this beer has some unexpected issues, for a dark strong. I like the sour notes, but there are other off flavors that detract.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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,

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Vapeur Cochonne from Brasserie à Vapeur
78 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.