A Foolish Wit - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
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 -7.9%
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
3.74/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured from a bomber batch 45 to a Pipeworks snifter
A - Very cloudy gold with bits of sediment. Very little residual head, and no lacing. This batch is fairly old at the time of tasting to be honest.
S - Bready belgian yeast with notes of orange and lemon
T - follows nose with the orange, citrus, lemon, etc.
M - This is definitely the game changer as it is more of a full bodied beer, with light carbonation. I believe this style is generally a light bodied.
O - Fine beer, not the best Pipeworks I've had, but it definitely brings it on flavor and body. Wit Beers are not something that I seek out, this example is far more interesting and enjoyable than most I have had due to body and flavor.
02-16-2013 01:38:19 | More by NSK79
A Foolish Wit from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.