Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.