Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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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
4.08/5 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
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
750 ml bottle
Served in a Teku
A: Pours a hazy pink grapefruit color with a light pinkish white head. A considerable amount of head on the pour.
S: Raspberries, tart fruit, a bit of sour/grapefruit notes.
T: Clean. Crisp. A nice raspberry, lemon, acidic fruit taste that finishes with a nice tartness. A very slight wheat malt backbone.
M: Champaign/gueze like effervescence coats the mouth. Very clean feel that finishes with a nice mild pucker.
O: A well balanced Berliner with just the right amount of fruit. The Raspberries were not overpowering but definitely at the front. There was also a slight wheat component that really helped balance this beer nicely. It has a perfect clean, crisp tartness that you'd want in a BW. Overall a very good beer.
11-21-2012 11:49:01 | More by mjohnson17
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.
A- pours a dark pink with a 2 finger light pink head. Some small bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.
S- sour mash, some funky cheese (nowhere near the off-putting aroma of Blue Lady though), and some light raspberry.
T- puckering pale malts, sour raspberries and acidic tart citrus.
M- light body and high carbonation. Very effervescent and acidic but still easy to drink.
O- 6/10 sourness. Very nice beer. More tart than I expected, and enjoyed, with some raspberry notes to balance the sour mash.
11-07-2012 02:53:33 | More by kawilliams81
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
750 ml bottle served in a GI chalice. Batch #39.
A: Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a frothy light pink head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin wispy collar.
S: Seedy raspberry sweetness, almost like jam, with a white bread and wheat body to it. Very subtle tartness to this guy as well.
T: A little more puckering tartness to the body. Raspberry jam, cracked wheat, and some mild lemon acidity. The finish is slightly tart with a little bit raspberry kicking back in.
M: Lightly bodied with a nice effervescence to it. Prickly carb with a residual raspberry flavor that lingers ever so slightly on the palate.
O: Greatly refreshing with the right amount of raspberry sweetness and tartness. The wheat played a nice role in balancing out the fruit as well.
11-06-2012 01:20:49 | More by Treebs
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
4.35/5 rDev +10.1%
The bottle art is very clever and seductive (an attractive red headed female holding a stack of books)... and I am generally a fan of a good Berliner Weiss, so I decided to pick up a bottle of this.
A - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass. Wow, this is a really visually appealing beer! It pours a bright redish pink color with a 1 finger white head that fades after about a minute. I couldn't get over how nice the color looks sitting in the glass though. Almost like a Rose champagne.
S - Like tart, fresh picked raspberries.
T - Plenty of sour tartness up front that makes your mouth water, but the fresh raspberries really shine through. The raspberry taste is much different and fresher tasting than any other framboise that I've had too. Very interesting and refreshing.
M - The mouth feel was light and refreshing. But I feel like it lacked the finer carbonation that is found in some of the other sour beers and Berliner Weissbier's out there. Nonetheless, this was an awesome beer.
O - Recommended. Especially if you are a raspberry fan... you won't be disappointed.
10-31-2012 13:51:51 | More by cnbrown313
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
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
Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.