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Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-15-2013 21:39:15 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-28-2013 03:59:40 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Batch # 39.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and raspberries. Taste is much the same with a mild vomit or bile note on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavor on the finish throws me off a bit.

12-03-2012 23:50:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2013 21:19:57 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-29-2013 16:43:48 | More by Thorpe429
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-09-2013 07:56:03 | More by zestar
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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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-12-2013 01:30:30 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-02-2012 05:55:20 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-21-2013 21:13:38 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

Served in a shaker pint glass.

The final beer of the day, from Clybourn to Mundelein. Damn. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear magenta topped by a finger of light pink-white foam. The nose comprises tart raspberry must and a touch of what seems like vague wheat way the hell in the background. make no mistake: the raspberries are the stars here. The taste brings in more of the same, though the tartness overshoots the berry-ness, creating a feeling of just straight and general tartness. I was looking forward to some actual raspberry flavor, but was stymied. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, a solid Berliner, but the raspberries, despite being in control, don't exert their berry-forward selves throughout. Still enjoyable, though...

10-28-2012 19:39:37 | More by TMoney2591
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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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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Pipeworks snifter.

A - Two fingers of pink foam settle to a thick cap, leaving behind minimal lacework. Body is a lightly hazed watermelon red in color, with visible streams of bubbles. A touch more lace and this would be perfect.

S - Smells like raspberries and lactic acidity. There's a little bit of chaffed wheat in there as well. Pleasant, but doesn't erupt from the glass.

T - Tastes like raspberries and lemons, but some what under-ripe and seed-heavy. Plenty of lactic acidity and a fairly mild wheat flavor. Finishes tart, but not overly puckering.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, grainy and tannic texture, and a fairly dry finish. Perhaps a touch watery, but not excessively so for 4%.

D - I easily drank a 750ml bottle on my own. It's a solidly executed Berliner that could use a bit more ripe raspberry flavor for my tastes. Thankfully it didn't suffer from the cheese aroma that Blue Lady did, so I'm confident the Pipeworks guys have figured out their problems.

11-01-2012 04:09:19 | More by MasterSki
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-12-2013 21:38:07 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-20-2012 20:23:48 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-13-2013 02:12:24 | More by yourefragile
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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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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

12-05-2012 08:48:07 | More by drewone
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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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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-28-2013 00:05:08 | More by billab914
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-24-2013 19:14:55 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle from buzze40, 750ml into a tulip. Batch 39.

Bright pink, with a pinkish white head. Moderate retention and decent lacing. Nose has bright, fresh raspberry notes, yogurt and lactic character. Sharp wheat as well. Taste has sharp tartness off the bat and tart raspberry/cranberry juice. Sharp wheat character comes through mid palate, with gentle fruit character and mild tartness well into the finish. Medium light palate, high carbonation. A very nice fruited Berliner, and having this in the dead of winter probably doesn't do this justice.

01-13-2013 20:03:34 | More by liamt07
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

01-14-2013 23:03:58 | More by THECPJ
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-29-2013 13:58:26 | More by drummermattie02
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-25-2013 01:35:09 | More by scruffwhor
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Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.