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Blue Lady - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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80
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 20.17%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 31 with no wax has been recalled for off flavors and aromas (e-mail BlueLady@pipewor[email protected] if you have one of these bottles).

Batch 51 with Blue Wax is a new batch.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 09-07-2012)
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Washington

1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

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California

1/5  rDev -71.6%

05-07-2013 16:35:36 | More by Retsinis
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vissai

California

2/5  rDev -43.2%

04-22-2013 23:08:08 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-22-2013 05:01:05 | More by VAbdoyan
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mpetersen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-12-2013 14:30:32 | More by mpetersen
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-12-2013 03:59:41 | More by cadaugherty
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-11-2013 13:44:11 | More by JohnnyChicago
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VaTechHopHead


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-09-2013 18:44:33 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Summer78

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-28-2013 01:32:20 | More by Summer78
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npfisher22

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-25-2013 03:13:18 | More by npfisher22
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-23-2013 19:04:42 | More by Sparky44
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-09-2013 18:58:13 | More by acurtis
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NSK79

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-05-2013 22:29:53 | More by NSK79
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Romulux

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-04-2013 01:39:33 | More by Romulux
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted with the group, side-by-side with the other three Pipeworks Berliners. 2/4. The pour is a lighter, ruby-red color with some amber around the edges, and maybe even the slightest blue tint all around. A weird, grey-ish, red-hued head fizzles away quickly. The aroma is that of a sweet blueberry patch, but it's quite a bit more relaxed and subdued than I would have liked. It's very mellow and surrounded by other seemingly random "berry" aromas - but the actual blueberry aromas aren't quite smacking me in the nostrils just yet.

The taste starts off with mildly tart blueberries, not really tart enough to even refer to it as "sour". The slight tartness quickly mellows out and turns into a natural sweetness. Some other fruit-like flavors I'm picking up are green apple skins, mild strawberry, and maybe even a little blackberry? Blueberry, however, is the forefront of all the fruit in the taste, and thankfully a bit more powerful that it was in the aroma. However, there seems to be something left to desire. Overall, things are still pretty mild - and while you must realize it's a Berliner-Weiss, you can (and should) still expect a little bit more than this. Thin bodied with medium-high carbonation.

In the end, this one was still pretty tasty and obviously very drinkable, but it's as though I was waiting for something that never came. Maybe I was expecting too much, thanks to my love of blueberries - but they just didn't come through like I wanted them to. Still a decent Berliner, but IMO, last place of the Pipeworks quad.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 16:21:43 | More by tectactoe
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-28-2013 01:33:12 | More by scootercrabb
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-26-2013 01:55:03 | More by jsanford
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-22-2013 16:13:56 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 2/8/13

Appearance: A charming light purple, with some nice red and pink tones - mostly clear - light pink head, keeps a decent cap and a nice ring - some nice splotches of lacing - yup, it's pretty

Smell: At first, it genuinely smells like a strange, funky cheese, but it gets more pleasant if it warms - some weird vegetable aromas and chewy wood - light blueberry - some mild funkiness - tart, mellow

Taste: Funky weirdness in a good way - blueberry flesh, blueberry skins - chewy wood, I'm guessing this was aged on oak - some yeast and vinegar-like flavors - some vague acidic qualities - overall, kind of tastes like a light sour, but more fresh - some residual sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body, nicely carbonated, very drinkable, but a bit watery

Overall: An interesting use of blueberries and funk

As mentioned above, this kind of tastes like a light sour beer. It also kind of tastes like watered down juice... but in an okay way. It's very interesting, and easy to drink. I would definitely drink this again, even with the odd cheese aroma.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 04:08:20 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to djcorrao for the bottle.

Appearance: Pretty deep rose/purple. Small, bubbly, light pink head. Drops to a lively collar and small cap. Decent carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Funky cheese. Light blueberry skin and some juicy flesh in the back. Decidedly odd and funky. Vague citric tart edge. Sweat. Lightly fruity. Pretty mellow. Some oak hints. Corn.

Taste: Tart and funky. Light blueberry fruitiness. Juicy flesh and tannic skin. Funky cheese and some dirt. Some oak and corn. Tart and sweaty. Seriously, it smells like BO and cheese with a soft ripe blueberry undercurrent. Citric bite. Almost acetic at times. Light, pale malts. Some backing malt sweetness. Hints of white bread.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a high carbonation. Crisp and very dry.

Overall: The Lady in Red always seemed a bit classier.

Unique. Hyper funky. Dirty and vaguely fruity. Not good, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:28:12 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

02-04-2013 05:12:56 | More by C2H5
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-03-2013 02:25:09 | More by jjheinrichs
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-29-2013 01:46:26 | More by DooshBagalow
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Florida9

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #51

A: Color is kind of a purpley-red. Forms a moderate sized, very fizzy, ever-so-slightly purple tinted head that fizzes away as quickly as it is formed. No lacing.

S: Aroma is blueberry pie. Slightly sweet, slightly creamy, and even just a little bit of bread.

T: Taste is pleasant, but rather simplistic. There are blueberries, a little sweet and a little tart. Then a hit of wheat on the finish.

M: Lighter bodied with heavier carbonation gives this one a spry mouthfeel to it.

O: A nice beer. Very fruity. Glad to see the blueberries retained their "blueberry-ness" as often the fruit gets fermented beyond recognition. Simple and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 02:47:39 | More by Florida9
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL waxed bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Batch #51

(A)- Pours a hazy blush purple color with some reddish highlights. Produced a nice cap of white froth.

(S)- Quite a cheesy manure funk to this. Ever so slightly tart fruits behind that.

(T)- A vibrant burst of tart berry fruits. Finishes dry and oaky with a touch of funk. Ever so slightly Brett-like but in a clean sense.

(M)- A nicely crisp carbonation level. A nice feel to it overall; very refreshing. The funk gets a touch odd as this warms, but easily not noticed since the lively tart fruits dominate.

(O)- I like this. The fruit definitely kind of changes this beer for me when considering the style since it really becomes more like a fruit lambic / wild ale to me, but I get it. Very enjoyable and actually relatively cheap considering what alot of other beers cost for a 750mL bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 18:49:52 | More by sweemzander
Blue Lady from Pipeworks Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.