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Brasserie à Vapeur – Saison De Pipaix

On shelves now is Saison De Pipaix from Brasserie à Vapeur from Pipaix-Leuze, Belgium.  This Belgian brewer first opened it’s doors in 1785.  This saison has been brewed there since day 1.  The ownership of  Brasserie à Vapeur has changed a few times over the 200+ years of existence, only closing it’s doors once from 1983-1984.

Long brewed Pipaix is a Wallonian saison – described by the brewery as –

“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…)”

Taste Expectations: Slightly tart, with fruits like apple & pear.  Lemon & sweet malts.  The flavor profile is busy and complex, but fun.

Availability: 750 ML, Capped bottles.  Year round offering.

6% ABV