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Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 44
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 10-20-2012)
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Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy bright fuschia pink. Forms a large slightly gray, light pink head that holds steady for a minute before collapsing to not much more than a ring around the edge.

S: aroma is primarily unsweetened raspberries and tart lemon but there are also notes of aspirin and something I can only describe as a vague sense of decomposition.

T: taste is nice. Tart raspberries, light lemon. Really not a whole lot going on with this. Just lightly tart raspberries.

M: Light bodied, crisp and tart, but not overly sour. Medium-heavy carbonation.

O: Overall a good beer. Very drinkable. And while it's not the best Berliner I've had, it's certainly not the worst.

Florida9, Oct 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted with the group, side-by-side with the other three Pipeworks Berliners. 3/4. Looking forward to this one the most, as I'm a huge raspberry fan. Pours a dull, grapefruit-tinted mixture of pink and red - the head is with with an ever-so-slight pink-ish hue. The smell is pretty great - fresh raspberries, lively and seemingly pretty tart on the nose alone. A bit of strawberry and cherry, too, but maybe I'm just pulling those out of my ass. The aroma is a bit one-dimensional, but it delivers what it said it would deliver - raspberries. So I'm a happy man.

The taste hits hard with a nice dose of sour raspberries - a sharp tartness attacks the tongue immediately, even enough so to cause a slight pucker and some extra salivation in your glands. This was definitely the most sour/tart of the four Pipeworks Berliners. The fruit has a nice juiciness to go along with the tart flavors, and it eventually fades into a more fruit "skin" type of flavor with a touch of sweetness and an overall dry finish. Again, lots of raspberries and some lighter "berry" fruit flavors in the aftertaste. Just as the rest, this one had a thin body with medium-high carbonation.

Pretty good, definitely my favorite of the four Berliners, but as already mentioned - I'm slightly biased towards raspberries. Nice fruity flavor, nice up-front tartness, and very easy to throw back. Refreshing, crispy, tasty.

tectactoe, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Schlais, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

A - Pours a pinkish orange with more than two fingers of light pink foam. Head quickly fades to a thin cap.

S - Aroma alternates between a huge amount of fresh raspberries with a slightly jammy aspect, and mostly pleasant funk. There is one aroma that is pretty off-putting, which I can't quite identify, but it isn't prevalent enough to be that much of a negative.

T - Considerable tartness starts off the taste, with raspberry and light lemon. Taste is light with a clean finish. Some very light wheat and funk round out the taste. Very nice.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel with a very clean finish.

O - Well done Berliner. Wish more of the awesome raspberry aroma was also found in the taste, but this is very good.

warnerry, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

olradetbalder, Friday at 03:24 PM
Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jaminjohnson, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +1.3%

standardcherry, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, AJDePaul!

A murky light raspberry in color. Small pink head. Leaves the glass fairly clean on the way down. Looks delicious.

Lots of bright, fresh raspberry character. Just the tiniest bit of cheese as well. Nice.

The flavor is perhaps the most thirst quenching, gulpable beer I've had. This just goes down so incredibly smooth. Raspberry, light wheat, and just a bit of sour character make for a fantastically delicious low ABV gulper.

Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Crushable.

ehammond1, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
Batch 39
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy color of red jello with a thick film of pink boiling away to a thick ring and a tight fizz racing to the surface.

S- The fresh tart raspberries has a raw barley grain note to follow and a faint field corn and funk hint starts to come through. There is also a nice note of raw wile honey that comes through as it opens up.

T- the juicy dry tart raspberries flavor is crisp and clean with a cranberry flavor coming through as it opens and a dry jammy flavor in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full fizz but only a gentle pucker of astringency and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a nice crisp fruity beer with hints of berliner weisse funk. Very drinkable.

rhoadsrage, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

weonfire, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Sammy, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

PretzelCity, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Gonzoillini, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

mobius387, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

FievelGoesWest, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

OtisCampbell, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SpdKilz, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

beersdmf17, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of CooperEllis
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Preismj in a blind 12 bottle shipper (which showed up w/ 13 selections) filled with a number of excellent Pipeworks bottles! 750ml split two-ways, into wine glasses.

So much of this is amazing. The brite, vibrant color; fluorescent raspberry capped with egg-white head. The aroma is robust and faintly sour.

The flavor, in comparison, is flat. There is a strong raspberry flavor that muddles anything else. I'm a huge fan of berliner-style thanks to healthy doses of advocacy from StakeM and crew and having had a better than decent sampling of the styleI would say this is better than average but not top-tier.

Excellent mouthfeel but the one-dimensional flavor negates all of the other excellent qualities.

(199th)

CooperEllis, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a tumbler glass it pours pink, with a pastel pink foam. Can't look much better for a beer aged on fresh raspberries. Sticky foam texture, spotty lace, long lasting head. Slightly murky though the color is just gorgeous.

Raspberry aroma, not sweet, slightly veering into sourdough territory from the lactic acid bacteria.

Ample tartness, seedy raspberry tannin, dry finish. Middle is wheaty and clean but the feel is a little watery. Could be more crisp, it's a little thin bodied at first, but not out of place for the style. Tart raspberry through and through. Fruity and drinkable, some light minerals and sourdough from the yeast. A Berliner with the classic Himbeere flavor built right in.

emerge077, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

zach60614, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Adam for sharing this bottle.

A - Translucent strawberry red with half an inch of white head

S - Fresh raspberry puree and some sweet bready aroma. Fairly one-dimensional nose but a very inviting nose.

T - Raspberry up front with a crisp tartness that completely falls off and finishes with a weak baking soda flavour. Very light overall. Not much character.

M - Light body. Slightly creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - This was a bit of an odd beer. I descibed it as a good palate cleanser to the tasting group.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 14, 2012
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Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.