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Well Read Temptress - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jacewg, Dec 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

drewone, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Docrock
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into pint glass.

A: pours a beautiful light rose color, nice head with very light lacing.

S: well balanced raspberry fragrance, not overpowering. Slight grapefruit nose.

T: light and refreshing, would be really nice on warm summer evening.

M: lighter than my normal beer of choice, maybe slightly under carbonated .

O: recommended to drink fresh, was told when I bought it, it had been bottled 2 days before.

Will definitely buy this again next summer

Docrock, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.3%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Hugonaut13
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Hugonaut13, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

aasher, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

rhoadsrage, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

warnerry, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of mjohnson17
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle
Batch #39
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.

mjohnson17, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DaveHack, Nov 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bradner, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mkennedy119, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kawilliams81, Nov 07, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Treebs, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

apocalypsezombie, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

JRBecks, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MasterSki, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of cnbrown313
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

cnbrown313, Oct 31, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

TMoney2591, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

AgentZero, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Florida9, Oct 27, 2012
Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.