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Budapest Gambit - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Budapest Gambit
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: ahbithwabm on 03-18-2014)
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #349-350 printed on the label. Another new creation from Pipeworks, this one proclaiming itself as an 'imperial wit beer brewed with hibiscus, ginger, and spices'. I'm not too sure what to expect here.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours an interesting an unexpected ruby-orange-grapefruit color with about a finger of bubbly pink tinted head. Some thin spotty lacing. Strange, yet interesting to look at, but this isn't a very 'wit beer' type appearance.

S - Smell is comprised of the floral hibiscus, juicy citric lemon tartness, fruity Belgian yeast, some pungent Berliner Weisse beer related aromas, and the fresh juicy ginger root is very apparent.

T - Taste is comprised of peppery clove, florals, Belgian yeast / breadiness, juicy citric ginger, lemon, banana, & berry fruitiness. It's definitely different tasting than most typical 'wit beers', but I can't be entirely sure as to why. Lightly metallic on the finish.

M - Smooth and creamy. Feel finishes lightly dry and sticky with some residual banana hanging out on the palate. Light bodied with good carbonation for the high 8.00% abv.

Overall, an interesting take on the style by Pipeworks; these guys are constantly changing their game. A unique and worthy addition to the Pipeworks family. Worth trying if you can get it, although I'm not sure it is a beer I would want again.

Pipeworks Budapest Gambit ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Apr 03, 2014
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Appearance: an interesting blood orange color. Super hazy and completely opaque. A finger plus of a bubbly head that fades slowly. Leaves a bit of a lacing on the side

Smell: belgian yeast, sweetness, wheat, and a strong kick of ginger.

Taste: opens up with a little bit of closes. Belgian yeast combines with hibiscus to make a grassy and fruity taste. Ends with strong ginger

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Smell: Airy ginger front hits first. Some juicy fruits are picked up underneath the potent ginger. Cinnamon and pepper spices are well done, a nice accessory without being too overpowering. Solid belgian yeast backbone which provides accents of cloves, bread, and dough rounds out a complex and enticing aroma.

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Overall: I've been less then impressed by most of the PW offerings I've had the last month or so, but this one recharges my enjoyment of their unique offerings. Tons going on here, each flavor and aroma playing along well together. Wits are a style PW does very well, this one very much included.

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Budapest Gambit from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.