A Foolish Wit - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Florida9:
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
A: Very cloudy pale pastel yellow. Forms a rather large white head, but it falls to a faint surface coating fairly quickly. Does manage to leave a moderate bit of lacing on the way down.
S: Lemon and lots of it. There is a tart or sour quality to the aroma, presumably from the mango, but there really isn't much in the way of actual mango in the aroma. Some yeast and a little coriander spice.
T: Lightly sweet. Mild yeast. Tart, sweet lemon, reminiscent of lemonade. Very citrusy, an attribute most likely from the sumac addition. Quite refreshing.
M: Lighter side of medium. Lower carbonation. Mild tartness. Very minimal bitterness.
O: This beer turned out to be far better than I was expecting it to be. Actually thought about passing it up because I really wasn't expecting much out of it all, but the combination of flavors really play well with each other and end up making a beer better than the sum of its parts.
11-04-2012 23:02:58 | More by Florida9
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
Wasn't sure if this was the "sour mango wit" mentioned as coming soon, or the base beer for it... A Foolish Wit is a very solid (nearly imperial) Witbier.
Straight down the middle our into a tulip glass generates a billowing head of foam, which recedes with plenty of sticky lacing. The color and clarity leave something to be desired, a dull opaque brownish-orange rather than the usual light pastel yellow-orange. Head breaks u fairly quickly also.
Aroma is fruity, orange eel supplanted with plenty of smooth wheat and moderate coriander.
Smooth feel, medium bodied, a light natural fruit tartness initially that segues quickly into seamless wheat softness. Not overly spiced, more fruit forward with plenty of wheat character in the middle and end. Lingering orange eel and soft traces of coriander. Very well put together, no flaws in my mind other than the appearance, which is pretty minor anyway. Can't wait to see a fruited version, if that ever comes to fruition (groan, lol)...
10-08-2012 01:37:57 | More by emerge077
3.5/5 rDev -10.7%
Interesting brew picked up in trade from rmcnealy... Thanks a bunch Rob... this is soooo very odd even for a witbier.
Poured into my slim tulip.. nice white head... the brew is hazed dark golden..
The nose shows bunches of weird tropical fruitiness that would NEVER BE called for in a witbier but somehow meshes with the background lime profile.. I guess I get some mild clove phenols.
The palate is thick for the style... heavy fruits and a bit of kaffir lime leaf... odd sour notes coming from the Sumac I guess.... The flavors just don't jive for me... too thick and ultimately too muddy.
Really, this is just an interesting heavy bodied witbier.. I APPLAUDE Pipeworks for doing a wit with ingredients that obviously took a lot of work to gather and make things happen.
3.5 across the board is probably too high... but the adventurism with the witbier ingredients brings it back into higher realms.
12-28-2012 06:08:53 | More by JohnGalt1
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
A - Poured out of a bomber into a Matilda glass. Pours with a half finger head that fades almost instantly. Dirty lemon appearance with a satin shimmer. Tons of carbonation.
S - Really yeasty wheat. Definite lime notes.
T - Slight sting (just as it says in the bottle description) but a really nice spice to it. Breaddy but in a good way. Small hint of lime. Fades to an interesting bitter and sticks around a lot longer than expected. The final notes seem almost sour, not to my liking. There's a huge maltiness to it, but one that is much more bitter than usual.
M - Good carbonation level which seems to prefer a colder temperature. Hangs around a bit too much for my taste. Has a great refreshing feel initially but leaves you with a negative sour in your mouth.
O - Interesting. The initial taste is actually pretty good and decently refreshing. The bitterness is the aspect I don't really understand about this beer. Its not sharp, but almost sour. I like the idea of the zing it starts with, but the "exotic spices" it uses seem to be a little too exotic for my taste.
Heed their warning about not pouring the last little bits into your glass, you'll get sediment for sure.
03-13-2013 04:46:34 | More by csparace
4/5 rDev +2%
Served in an Ichtegems tulip glass at Local Option.
I was surprised to see a Pipeworks brew on tap, but I guess the Fuckin' Catalina Wine Mixer means A-game all the way, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy sunset straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises orange peel, light wheat, coriander, clove, cardamom, and grapefruit rind. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch of red apple flesh for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly prickly feel. Overall, a very nice "imperial" wit, one that brings everything on with some strength behind it, but also without overdoing it.
09-23-2012 07:28:38 | More by TMoney2591
4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
Appearance: Pours with a vibrant active head. Above average active carbonation in glass while drinking. Creamy lacing left behind with each drink.
Smell: Accents of pears, cloves, and bananas hit the nose right away. Subtle lemon and lime tones warm up in the body. Very solid yeast base.
Taste: Excellent. Vibrant fruits blast through right away. A bready, yeast, buttery body comes through after the fruit. Finish is a pleasant dryness with accents of all stages of this beer left behind. Well rounded, balanced, and a real experience for the drinker.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, and fruity.
Overall: A really excellent american belgian style beer. A truly wonderful ride for the palate. This was an early one for Pipeworks and they showed their awesomeness very early on.
07-31-2013 17:21:00 | More by KFBR392
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