Vapeur Cochonne

Style: Saison
Brasserie a Vapeur, Pipaix-Leuze, Belgium

Vapeur cochonne is a amber colored saison that is brewed with roasted chicory, coriander, and sweet orange peel, among other ingredients. The brewer describes the flavor of the beer as "Surprising and original." There are flavors of caramel, spice, and a sourness stemming from the brewer's unique yeast. There's a port like complexity to the sweet and sour brew. There's very little hop flavor, with the interplay of spicy, sour, and sweet creating it's unique flavor

The Cochonne can be put aside for aging or drank fresh. The sour flavors will present themselves more, and te beer will become more dry as it ages.

The Vapeur Cochonne was originally created as a special brew in 1992, and was brewed on February 29th. Originally it was named "La Bissextile" to reference that it was brewed on a leap year. A friend of the brewer, cartoonist Louis Michel Carpenter, created the label image of a gleeful pig singing a bawdy french drinking song. This led the name change to "Cochonne" or pig. Smaller bottles of the beer are labeled as "Cochonette" or, little pig. The beer comes with two different labels, with both male and female pigs.

Pair with cheese

Vapeur Cochonne 1996
Alc./Vol.: 8.0
Orginal Gravity: 1093
Plato: 23.1

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