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Poivre Rose - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A French Saison brewed with Pink & Tellicherry Peppercorns.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-12-2012)
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Reviews by brewandbbq:
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New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%

22 oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with a two-plus inch head of stark white. A solid skim coat remains with a generous amount of tattered lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead of with spice-studded fruits and bubblegum. Apples, bananas, cloves, peppercorns, and doughy yeast.

Light bodied with a crisp, fluffy mouthfeel.

Fresh, crackery malt dusted with peppercorns, cut grass, and a lemony twang on the palate. A mild warmth from the peppercorns builds and lingers.

Finishes with warming cracked peppers, zesty yeast, and mild funk.

Tasty brew. The peppercorns are not overdone and barley a trace of warmth.

05-04-2013 00:10:51 | More by brewandbbq
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-26-2014 23:25:15 | More by JIMTRK16
Photo of rhoadsrage


3/5  rDev -21.1%

Batch 21
(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow body with a creamy snow white head and a strong swirl of microbubbles.

S- Soft earthy yeast notes grow a bit as the beer opens but it is a pretty clean aroma.

T- The taste is dry pale malt that leads to a finish with a hint of soapy peppercorn that comes through as the it warms. The bitterness lingers and has a pithy taste to it as it opens.

M- The light mouthfeel has a soft scrubbing bubbles with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The saison character is very soft and the peppercorn adds a dominating bite that grows a bit harsh as it opens up. This is a clean beer with not much flavor and is a bit hard to get through with the peppercorn bite.

01-03-2013 22:29:35 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-10-2012 02:09:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Hazy straw with a spongy white and persistent head.

Banana, funky, slightly spicy aromas. Band aid phenol.

Yeasty, spicy, faint dragonfruit. The peppercorn is heavy in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very dry and prickly. On the light side even for a saison.

I liked it but would have enjoyed it more if the peppercorn was dialed back and it wasn't so dry.

11-29-2013 03:13:53 | More by Vonerichs
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-15-2013 03:33:40 | More by GRG1313
Photo of emerge077


3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Decanted off the yeast into a tulip glass, it pours a gorgeously saturated orange color, opaque and nearly glowing in the light. Half inch of white foam rises, and begins to leave some lace behind. Visible trails of carbonation rising at the edges, and a patchy skim on the surface.

Soft aromas of phenolic Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, and field grass.

Taste is a little more fruit forward at first, with some dried apricot leading off, moving into a more earthy pepper middle. Dry aftertaste, slightly bitter. Creamy supple feel, medium bodied and lighter on carbonation. Overall the spicy, earthy notes win out in the end against the light apricot traces and honeyish malt flavors that surface at first. A good saison that could be a little more dry and crisp for my personal taste, but I also like it for what it is.

07-13-2012 01:22:09 | More by emerge077
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Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy golden hay color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light sweet notes and some light peppery ester. Taste is also dominated by solid rustic malt with balanced sweetness level and light peppery notes with some good floral ester. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid offering and I’m glad the pink pepper notes were not overly dominant as it would have been a shame to hide some of the nice characteristics of this beer.

11-20-2012 20:48:17 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-03-2012 23:50:38 | More by tfidler
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

07-16-2012 11:08:08 | More by mmnorth
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-06-2012 13:56:46 | More by sgoro
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2013 04:48:46 | More by stortore
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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%

22oz bottle into a tulip. Batch 21.

A: Pours a mellow orange-gold with a huge white head. Sticky lacing.

S: Sweet perfumy pale malt and farmhouse yeast, some cherry notes.

T: Light cake and stone fruit esters, slight peppery spiciness, vanilla. Palpable creamy, fruity notes from the peppercorns meld well with the soft esters.

M: Soft, moderate carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this. The peppercorns are just right.

09-06-2012 23:54:12 | More by Etan
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-08-2013 18:41:49 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-28-2013 14:41:54 | More by cnbrown313
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-13-2014 03:06:12 | More by gcare02
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-17-2012 19:52:55 | More by alpenglocken
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-16-2013 20:49:43 | More by mcc1654
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-08-2013 01:21:00 | More by outoffocus
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-11-2013 22:38:26 | More by Festigio
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-30-2012 14:20:39 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

22 oz bomber, batch number 21, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy pale golden color. Even a careful pour produces a huge fluffy white head, which has very good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S- Spicy peppercorn, which really does leave a bit of pepper aroma tingling in the back of your nose, also a considerable phenolic clove aroma and some fruit.

T- Similar to the nose, has lots of prominent crispy apple and pear flavors, as well as Belgian yeast and phenol, before a bit of spicy black pepper takes over towards the finish. The pepper is more subtle than I expected, with sweet and fruity saison flavors usually dominant.

M- Medium-bodied, good carbonation, smooth, slightly crisp feel, subtle warming alcohol.

O- A very enjoyable saison, the pepper makes a great complement to the fruity and yeasty flavors, definitely worth picking up.

10-03-2012 07:08:51 | More by WillCarrera
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Served in a Bruery snifter.

I've already used my one peppercorn joke (a sad play on a Sandlot character's name) before, so I guess it's right on to the beer this time, eh? It pours a lightly hazy straw topped by a couple fingers of decently quickly-dissipating white foam. The nose comprises a healthy dose of Belgian yeastiness, light black pepper, light cardamom, and a few squeezes each of lemon and orange. The yeast is definitely rocking the 'strils here. The taste brings in more of the same, though the citrus fruits come in stronger up front, yielding to the spicy and lightly funky yeast as things progress. The pepper is definitely there, but it's not up front/in your face (always good, I guess). The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice saison, indeed, one that makes me look forward to future batches and other Pipeworks takes on the style. Good times.

08-01-2012 19:26:48 | More by TMoney2591
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

22 oz. bottle poured into a Pipeworks small tulip

Pours a hazy straw colored gold with a two finger bright white head. Bready yeast, flora and grass, and dried fruit with citrus highlights on the nose. Very light citrus, apricot, maybe a touch of peach, bready, earthy yeast with just a touch of funk and peppery spice in the midpalate, and finishes dry with the spice added by the peppercorns. Light to medium body with a touch of creaminess and adequate carbonation adds to an enjoyable mouthfeel. A solid and very easy drinking saison, perfect for this pleasant summer night.

07-15-2012 03:36:39 | More by chanokokoro
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-19-2012 21:58:22 | More by rmalinowski4
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Poivre Rose from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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