Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
750mL bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Batch #83
(A)- Pours a pale rose red color. Some deeper ruby red hints here and there due to its slight haziness. Produced a nice cap of white froth with surprising retention.
(S)- A hugely juicy raspberry bush nose. Giant clumps of deep but tart raspberries meets some subtlely earthy biscuit-like earth. Quite dry on the finish.
(T)- Very dry. Extremely dry actually with subtle raspberry fruit acidity. The slightest hint of a stony biscuity wheat flavors.
(M)- A superb crispness and refreshing quality to it. The light fruity acidity adds well the the overall feel and flavor of the beer. Extremely dry on the finish.
(O)- I think I like this better than their blueberry berliner. The fruit is a bit better integrated and a more balanced yet refreshing profile overall. My only complaint is it borderlines as a fruit lambic versus a purer berliner weiss.
08-01-2013 21:31:42 | More by sweemzander
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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
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
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
Acquired via trade
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.
04-20-2013 05:09:47 | More by ehammond1
4/5 rDev +1.3%
(Served in a teku)
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
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.
12-23-2012 18:27:53 | More by CooperEllis
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
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
Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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