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A Foolish Wit - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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87
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Wit brewed with amchoor (sour mango powder) and sumac!

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 09-23-2012)
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tabitha

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

06-03-2013 02:06:18 | More by tabitha
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-12-2013 03:05:42 | More by CityofBals
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 06:08:53 | More by JohnGalt1
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-28-2012 08:44:24 | More by mkennedy119
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-03-2014 23:35:20 | More by bcm75
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mlklein27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-04-2014 23:01:43 | More by mlklein27
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vande

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-06-2013 00:37:33 | More by vande
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-31-2013 13:57:07 | More by DooshBagalow
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-18-2013 13:12:52 | More by wyatt13
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prender1482

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-18-2013 00:30:26 | More by prender1482
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-06-2013 00:27:55 | More by savagepm
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BRD14

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-24-2013 17:45:20 | More by BRD14
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csparace

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Batch #45

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 04:46:34 | More by csparace
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NSK79

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 01:38:19 | More by NSK79
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2013 00:47:56 | More by xdtfx
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2013 13:45:16 | More by JohnnyChicago
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HartsyThaiFood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-22-2014 21:14:23 | More by HartsyThaiFood
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Mulcahey

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2013 15:27:36 | More by Mulcahey
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Pidzik12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2013 13:03:57 | More by Pidzik12
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IPx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2013 07:13:47 | More by IPx
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2014 23:14:01 | More by scruffwhor
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bradner

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2013 02:19:57 | More by bradner
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2013 15:43:38 | More by RWNay
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-10-2013 19:37:41 | More by Ncpogs
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden in color with some slight burnt hues. Head is one finger fluffy white and has great retention.

Smell is very mild but there are some nice Belgian aromas. Some Belgian spices hit the nose first with some mild grainy aroma and orange rind. There is a very mild mango presence near the end along with a slight alcohol and acetone aroma.

Taste follows the nose with Belgian yeasty spice and orange rind along with a mild sweetness from the malt. Orange rind follows along with an interesting vanilla like creaminess that dominates the midsection and works very well. Some very faint hops are nearly undetectable near the end along with a alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel is good. Soft, moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Slight dry alcohol finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 01:47:16 | More by Fcolle2
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A Foolish Wit from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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