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Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
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:
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Florida9

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

10-27-2012 21:27:49 | More by Florida9
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

03-03-2013 16:31:46 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

11-24-2012 20:53:56 | More by warnerry
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-02-2012 01:03:30 | More by Guinnsslvr
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-23-2013 03:59:39 | More by jaminjohnson
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-07-2012 21:40:18 | More by standardcherry
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ehammond1


4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

04-20-2013 05:09:47 | More by ehammond1
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

(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.

11-26-2012 22:03:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2013 14:39:33 | More by acurtis
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weonfire

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-02-2013 17:52:39 | More by weonfire
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-15-2013 21:39:15 | More by Sammy
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PretzelCity

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-27-2014 06:16:12 | More by PretzelCity
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-09-2013 03:35:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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mobius387

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-15-2013 03:15:43 | More by mobius387
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-04-2013 01:33:29 | More by FievelGoesWest
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-02-2012 05:55:20 | More by GRG1313
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-20-2013 19:50:15 | More by OtisCampbell
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-16-2013 20:13:02 | More by SpdKilz
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-24-2014 22:12:05 | More by beersdmf17
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CooperEllis

New York

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

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)

12-23-2012 18:27:53 | More by CooperEllis
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

10-20-2012 03:58:44 | More by emerge077
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zach60614

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-13-2013 03:08:54 | More by zach60614
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

12-14-2012 15:50:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-26-2014 02:25:18 | More by st9647v3
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-26-2013 07:09:11 | More by xdtfx
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Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.