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Poivre Rose - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%


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 divineaudio:
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divineaudio

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes. bomber into a tulip, batch #21.

a - pours a murky amber color and forms a pinky of off white foam. after calming i get a thin film and thin, leggy lacing.

s - faint clove, pepper, toasted bread, light candi sugar, faint citrus effervescence.

t - light tart spiciness over lightly toasted bread. notes of lemon, pepper, clove, orange. has a faint mustiness to it and finishes crisp and lightly bitter. one of the more delicate, complex, and interesting beers that i have tried.

m - lighter in body with adequate carbonation. co2 profile is coarser than i prefer, adding to the spicy qualities in the taste.

o - the friend that i got this from described it as refreshing, and i'd say that's quite accurate. better than some other well known examples of the style. i'd like to get my hands on some more of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 15:42:24 | More by divineaudio
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2014 07:13:12 | More by coz
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-26-2014 23:25:15 | More by JIMTRK16
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ThreeFishes

Florida

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01-28-2014 04:16:55 | More by ThreeFishes
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-24-2014 02:10:08 | More by vinny21bal
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 03:13:53 | More by Vonerichs
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2013 04:48:46 | More by stortore
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-28-2013 14:41:54 | More by cnbrown313
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MLFrank

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-02-2013 01:58:07 | More by MLFrank
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-26-2013 01:52:28 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-12-2013 03:13:32 | More by CityofBals
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-08-2013 18:41:49 | More by DarthKostrizer
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KWMiles

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2013 16:05:03 | More by KWMiles
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fultonj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-11-2013 21:30:23 | More by fultonj
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Lolli1315

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a hazy golden color with a thick layer of foam that eventually settles into a thin layer of white carbonation. Head of the bear is persistent and a notable sticky lacing coats the glass.

S- A lot of citrus up front with lemons and faint hints of phenols including a light clove. There is a certain floral quality to the smell that melds with the citrus towards the middle of the beer that I am going to attribute the pink peppercorns. Towards the end there seems to be a slight amount of peppery spice, but part of my wonders if I am imagining it since I know they used peppercorns in the beer.

T- Starts off once again with the lemony citrus and a surprising malt sweetness in the beginning. However, the floral character is more noticeable in the beer and takes the lead towards the middle of the beer. The floral taste is refreshing, not quite tea like, and not overdone. Towards the end of the beer, the spicey peppercorn character kicks in. I beleive the added peppercorn leaves a little strange taste in the finish, but nothing off putting.

M- Beer is a little sweeter to what I am used to in a saison, but drys out in the finish. Nice full carbonation as well.

O- Really liked my first saison from Pipeworks and will now certainly try the other one I saw at the store. I would have liked to see it be a little dryer and persona

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:23:34 | More by Lolli1315
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden with a big 2 finger head and lot of carbonation

Nose has a vinegar lemon zest note that fades into a fair amount of spice and a slight straw malt backbone

Taste has some interesting components to it. There is a bit of woody character that is mixed with some fruity notes. The peppercorn is the dominate flavor that enparts the contrasting notes. The yeast gives an interesting sour flavor that is accentuated with a small amount of tannin that is not at all off-putting.

Slightly dry, crisp light bodied and still refreshing

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 20:06:18 | More by Fcolle2
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thinkinflicka

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazey golden color with a big white head and lots of lacing

Smells grassey, silght citus and some pepper

Grassy, yeast and some bitter citrus , nice spice from the pepercorns but not overpowering

Nice balenced feel, slighyly dry finishes great

I love saisons and this is one of the better ones iv had in a long time, the peppercorns offer a nice changethat still stays true to the style different yet still very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 02:16:54 | More by thinkinflicka
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poopsyeah

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-23-2013 01:02:07 | More by poopsyeah
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beagle75

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-22-2013 20:55:19 | More by beagle75
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-08-2013 01:21:00 | More by outoffocus
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a massive head. About three to four fingers. Thick layers of lacing is left at each level of the glass. Slight yellow color to this brew. Active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: An extremely dry straw aroma dominates this brew. The peppercorns hit hard here. There is a cinnamon spice undertone as well. Getting some lemon and pepper as well. Interesting, just those peppercorns come on so hard it is tough to get past them.

Taste: Like the aroma, a straw/grassy front hit right away. There is some good hop presence here as well. The peppercorns do their thing again in the body of this brew, dry and spicy. The lemon doesn't come through like it did in the aroma, but provides some dryness on the back end. The finish is a yeast presence which kind of feels like a belgian ale. Like Pipeworks previous Poivre, this one is a unique twist on a farmhouse ale.

Mouthfeel: Some citrus and peppercorny dryness.

Overall: Like I said above, an interesting twist on a farmhouse ale. The peppercorns come on much hard then I thought they would and distract from the brew overall. Cool those off a bit and you could really have an elite brew here.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 05:09:02 | More by KFBR392
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-01-2013 13:45:28 | More by JVan
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-12-2013 23:52:34 | More by Brew33
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-15-2013 03:33:40 | More by GRG1313
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a murky yeow pour with 3 fingers of fluffy white head and nice amounts of lacing. smells of pepper, lemongrass, mustard seed, bready, yeasty scents. oh wow that's a nice peppercorn dominant flavor! this tastes like st patricks day dinner! mustard seed, peppercorn, bready, and yeasty.. slightly bitter from a spicy grassy hop. a lovely beer in all honesty. delicious meal like body, medium, with high carbonation.. lots of really nice peppery flavor. one of the best saisons i've had. i really really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:17:30 | More by facundoCNB
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Poivre Rose from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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