Blue Lady - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stoutfan23DJ:
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Batch# 51 – Blue Wax – 750ml bottle – 4.0% ABV
Poured down the center of a Chalice glass at 50 degrees.
Appearance: Pours a dark pink and red body with minimal carbonation. The one finger head that settles on top dissipates down to just a lacing. Some light effervescence streaming up from the bottom. It pours really light bodied and looks super refreshing.
Aroma: Ripe and tart fresh blueberries and some raspberry, mild sourness, slight wheat, bready yeast and malts with a subtle bitterness on the nose.
Taste: Very light and refreshing, especially after a strenuous day work! Fresh, tart and ripe blueberries with characteristics of other bright fruits. The sourness is very pleasant and ideal for someone that isn’t use to an intensely sour beer. Very slight astringency and funk flavors exist in the back end that work well with everything. Very slight hop bitterness, pale and bready sweet malts in the back and wheat beer characteristics like bright citrus fruit, lemon, orange peel and cracked wheat.
Mouth feel: Very light bodied, refreshing, highly drinkable at 4% ABV, and it’s pretty easy getting through a 750ml bomber on your own.
Overall: Overall, this is a pretty interesting take on a Berliner-Weiss that has some nice flavor to it. The only thing I wish was better in this is the fresh blueberries, if they were a little more pronounced here, this would have been a notch better. Regardless of what could have made this better, the balance of sweet and sour fruits with the enjoyable wheat beer characteristics in-between make this a pretty solid example of the style. I recommend purchasing one bottle if you can find it or see it the shelf somewhere.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2012 21:11:36 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
More User Reviews:
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch #51.
Appearance - Pinkish purple with a small white head. Like a carbonated Arbor Mist. Classy.
Smell - Wheaty grain and a hint of acidity. No blueberry, really. Maybe a hint of berry, but not what I'd call blueberry. Hint of funky cheese. I know this is the new batch, but it's weird anyway.
Taste - Lightly tart. Wheat grain. Berry tartness. Dry finish.
Mouthfeel - Very light. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Doesn't taste like much, but it doesn't have any of the weird flavors that the nose has.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2014 00:50:47 | More by Alieniloquium
Blue Lady from Pipeworks Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.