Saison de Pipaix

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

Michael Jackson **** WORLD CLASSIC, Pocket Guide to Beer, p.101:
"A superb blend of tastes and, for a beer of only 6.5%, has a light unassuming complexity. In some ways, it could almost be described as a fruity, malty version of a superior gueuze..."

Celebrator Beer News Aug/Sep 2004
Saisons Blind Tasting Panel

Five Star "***** ..superbly sour nose with hints of pears, herbs and hops. Cloudy gold color. Cantillon-like aroma and mouthfeel with great sour, juicy character. Underscored with hints of apples and coriander and a clean finish"

Saison de Pipaix has an immense depth of complexity and a superb blend of tastes. Each batch goes through three fermentations [1st at 75oFfor 4 days; 2nd fermentation at 34oF for 3 weeks; and 3rd fermentation at 68oF for another 4 weeks] before it is transferred to the cellar. It uses Pilsner and Munich malts, Hallertau hops and six [6] spices "pepper, ginger, curacao, sweet orange peels, coriander, roast chicory." It has a gorgeous orange color with orange notes in a light malt aroma. A marvellous mix of fruity flavors - mostly apple, orange and lemon - leads to aa dry finish with a great deal of acidity lingering on the palate.

The Saison de Pipaix was created in 1785, and was once used to quench the thirst of seasonal workers in the surrounding towns. The label bears the old logo of the brewery, which appears in documents dating back to the founding of the brewery. The Saison, which was originally called "La Belge" is the only beer carried over from the breweries initial incarnation

Saison de Pipaix
Alc./Vol.: 6.5
Orginal Gravity: 1062

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