- 2009 Brasserie a Vapeur Saison "Cochonne" - Belgium, Wallonie (12/29/2010)
– popped and poured –
– tasted non-blind over 45 minutes from a goblet –
– tasted from a capped and corked 750 mL –
– date of 14/2014 was printed on the cap –
NOSE: warm Belgian spices; new plastic/hint of sweet spearmint; apple; mixed nuts bowl.
BODY: tan-orange color with almost no head; medium bodied.
TASTE: very malty, with a strong alcohol presence (9% abv); stony/cementy/pebbly kind of hoppiness; oxidized apple; would definitely improve with age, as proven by some 14 year-old bottles that I had earlier this year. This is fairly complex, and would be a nice change of pace for those who enjoy Tripels. I didn’t really like this because it’s not my style, but I tried to ignore that when scoring. If I buy another bottle, I need to sit on it for 10 years so it can have the chance to pick up the funky sour notes of the older bottles from earlier this year.
B: 50, 5, 12, 18, 8 = 93
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