Catch Of A Lifetime - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
4.31/5 rDev +15.5%
Pours hazy burnt yellow in color, head is white fizzy about one finger and disappears quickly.
Smell is pretty standard for a saison. Peppercorn phenols from the yeast are forward with a slight crisp lemon aroma. Not a whole lot of chamomile is coming through in the nose but there are some nice phenols on the backend.
Taste is where this really shines. There is a perfectly balanced lemon crispness on the front end that balances the peppery from the yeast very nicely. A good amount of chamomile sweetness comes out in the taste. Light grainy slightly hay like sweetness on the back end helps further balance this highly drinkable beer. Alcohol is undetectable
Mouthfeel is good. Highly carbonated crisp and light. Really nice drinking beer, I could easily put back this whole 175ml.
04-01-2014 00:58:01 | More by Fcolle2
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4.23/5 rDev +13.4%
750 ml bottle, with Batch #335 printed on the label. Yet another new arrival from Pipeworks. This is my first saison from these guys, so I'm not sure what to expect other than greatness.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a pale light yellow, but appears a cloudy yellow-orange in the glass. About three fingers of big bubbly white head with nice staying power. Some nice spotty lacing. Looks very nice.
S - Smell is comprised of musty yeast funk, creaminess, light bubblegum, tart citrus fruits from the lemon, grainy / wheaty, and lots of earthy florals from the chamomile.
T - Taste is very pleasant. Nice bite of tart lemon up front, but the soft chamomile flowers take over soon after. Musty / earthy yeast. Grain / wheat. Some bready honeyed sweetness also present. Not terribly complex, but it's pretty delicious.
M - Feel is crisp and clean. Dry and bready on the finish. Medium bodied with good spritzy carbonation.
Overall, it is in my opinion a very nice beer as far as saisons go. Not a style I have explored too extensively, but this one has got to be up there. Moderately high 8.00% abv isn't noticeable at all. Recommended and worth seeking out.
Pipeworks Catch Of A Lifetime ---4/5.
03-24-2014 02:56:35 | More by mfnmbvp
1.59/5 rDev -57.4%
Bottle purchased in Chicago approx. 3 months ago. Kept dark and cold.
Appearance: Thin, yellow, slightly cloudy. Lemonade. Very little head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma: Necco wafers. Very little Belgian aroma, maybe a hint of spices? Chamomile gives this a medicinal edge.
Taste: Necco wafers. Lemon Necco wafers. And then, BAM, chamomile. Like eating hard candy at Grandma's house and then chewing on her potpourri bag. It is very, very hard for me to find a beer that I can't find something enjoyable in. This one starts out tasting like slightly lemony sugar wafers, then gives you a very slight Belgian yeast wash, but it's all over-powered with chamomile- like you chased a bad lemongrass Saison with cold chamomile tea. Not even sure this beer was brewed with hops.
Mouthfeel: Thin. Watery. No hint of malt body. Just bad.
Overall: A good example of what can go wrong when building a Saison. Chamomile & lemon sound good, right? This beer reminded me of those days when you're forced to drink your 500th cup of chamomile tea to soothe your flu-ridden body. Not fun. Not fun at all.
Well, made it through almost 7 months of 2014 w/o a drain pour. That streak ended with this beer.
06-19-2014 21:35:48 | More by robear
Catch Of A Lifetime from Pipeworks Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.