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A Foolish Wit - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2013 02:01:58 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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
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emerge077

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

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
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a weizen glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacework. Murky straw orange body. As usual, these Pipeworks beers are very attractive.

S - Coriander, mild orange peel, lightly phenolic yeast, sweet pale malts. It's a witbier alright!

T - Taste is more grain and wheat-forward, with less of the spices. There's some banana and orange citrus sweetness in the back end.

M - Grainy, wheat chaff, medium body, with pleasant active carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This isn't going to wow your hardcore Beer Advocate crowd but it's a solidly made and enjoyable witbier. I was actually somewhat surprised to see it was 7%, as I assumed it was 5% or so. In any case, it's a good beer to have in your portolio to convince Blue Moon fans to 'drink local' instead.

09-26-2012 16:09:18 | More by MasterSki
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-19-2012 16:55:07 | More by imperialking
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 23:14:01 | More by scruffwhor
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Florida9

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

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
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-30-2012 02:40:26 | More by warnerry
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-02-2014 02:20:35 | More by ADTaber
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-11-2012 02:15:08 | More by thewimperoo
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-23-2013 19:08:13 | More by Sparky44
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-01-2014 00:28:07 | More by vermilcj
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-20-2014 20:48:01 | More by jplopez21
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-21-2014 02:32:35 | More by jgunther71
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-06-2013 00:27:55 | More by savagepm
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a very cloudy, dirty orange with a 2" thick white head. Big blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big orange and lemon aromas along with lots of spices. Definitely smell a Belgian yeast strain in there.

T- follows nose with citrus being more dominant over the spices. Lemon, oranges, spices.

M- medium body and high carbonation. More acidic with higher carbonation.

O- not you typical witbier for sure. Has the spice, but more of a citrus take compared to banana.

09-29-2012 00:14:43 | More by kawilliams81
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-12-2013 00:49:30 | More by BeerOps
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Treebs

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

22 oz. bottle served in a FFF teku glass. Batch #38.

A: Pours a dirty orange color with fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Definite sweet yeast presence with nice citrus backing. Some toasted grains with a little orange as well.

T: The taste follows the nose. Some sweet yeast, a little chalky, but nice smooth citrus notes as well. Some light peppery notes with a little lemon peel.

M: Medium to light bodied with nice medium high carbonation. The body has a little more weight to it than a normal wit, but it's still very drinkable.

O: A very solid wit. I'm sold on the addition spices added as it gave the beer a light kick that made the drink a lot more enjoyable.

10-07-2012 18:00:49 | More by Treebs
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2013 14:56:29 | More by dwagner003
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-30-2013 13:30:38 | More by Hugonaut13
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-18-2013 17:28:27 | More by PHBoiler
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A Foolish Wit from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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