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North & Western - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 6.67%


Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Florida9 on 10-21-2012)
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Reviews by KDawg:
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KDawg

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy dark orange/gold color with a nice foamy head.

Nice aromas, but somewhat muted, of spices, citrus, florals and oranges. Nice depth as well.

Extremely good medium feel that finishes nice and dry. Balanced with very good flavors of spices, citrus and floral notes.

While it wasn't as great in the aromas, it more than made up for it on the feel. A really good saison and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 00:30:03 | More by KDawg
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-20-2014 03:38:49 | More by beersdmf17
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_YellowBird_

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In the glass, a slow pour sprouted a giant fluffy white head with a strong desire to stick around. From this fluffy greatness lunged very spicy aromas gleaming of earth and pine, weaved with clove, peppercorn, horse blanket, pear, and lemon. Fighting its way through the head, the beer rejoiced upon reaching my mouth by way of citrus peel and spicy herbal yeast. Mid-palate sees the light of fruity sweetness reminiscent of apple and pear. It fades away in a long dry fashion, letting the spicy yeast esters claim victory.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 06:24:09 | More by _YellowBird_
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-26-2014 23:23:25 | More by JIMTRK16
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 46.

A: a bit of yeasty haze, amber, full, incredibly thick and creamy head that lasted
S: saison yeastiness, medium nose
T: floral up front, bitterness finish, definite strong saison yeastiness and esters
M: highly drinkable and thirst quenching

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 01:09:32 | More by wisrarebeer
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-12-2013 03:11:47 | More by CityofBals
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2013 22:14:28 | More by Sammy
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

09-01-2013 19:01:30 | More by DaPan
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JackMehoff

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-30-2013 17:14:03 | More by JackMehoff
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - straw/OJ color with a finger of dense off-white head. good lacing and retention

S - bready muskyness, slightly spicy and oranges

T - light citrus and slightly tart. lots of grainy/bready peach flavors

M - medium bodied smmoth mild carb grainy

O - tasty grainy peachy relatively thick and smooth

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 23:50:00 | More by MacQ32
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sucker was a gusher... foamy to the 10th power.

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Looked good in sort of an orangy kinda way. Cloudy and with a MASSIVE head. Perhaps I should have a) let it breathe a couple minutes and b) not poured it down the middle.

S: Spicy but not in wacky Wit territory. Piny for sure, with a funky disposition. Citrusy, but not too sugary.

T: Ahh... so refreshing. So may not appreciate that, but I certainly do. Fresh filtered water flair, not too much Belgian funk, and a good bit of citrus.

M: Infinitely well carbonated and frothy, lots of lacing, and not too sugary at all. Pretty nice on the mouth front.

O: I'm a saison freak and this was right up my alley. I enjoyed it more than most. Go ahead and sue me.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:27:39 | More by Chaney
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-15-2013 03:20:26 | More by GRG1313
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bstyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-10-2013 06:13:24 | More by bstyle
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-24-2013 01:59:43 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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bgoblue2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2013 02:12:51 | More by bgoblue2
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midnitesun11

California

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had to try this beer since I've lived down the street from these dudes for 3 years! I watched these guys transform the desolate building on Wabansia and Western into what is one of the top up in coming breweries in the U.S.

North & Western pours a murky golden straw like color with a thick white mountainous two finger head. Lots of carbonation bubbles and a big lace trail along the glass.

The aroma is of citrus, wheat, and hops

Not too sweet but has a nice citrus taste to it with a big hoppy/ wheat taste. Also has a bit of a fruity taste as well.

It's a medium bodied mouthfeel with a descent amount of carbonation to it. The finish has a spicy bite to it and a slight lingering bitterness.

All in all it's a pretty good beer! Nice to have while relaxing on the couch on a frigid mid April day in Chicago!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 01:05:08 | More by midnitesun11
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2013 04:06:18 | More by cadaugherty
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Traditional golden color with a slight orange tint. Light fluffy head that was a major player throughout. Above average carbonation.

Smell: Banana, mango, nuts, wild yeast, light citrus, and some orange peel.

Taste: Light, refreshing, very drinkable. Hop bitterness on the front of the brew which is followed by a crisp blast of citrus. The yeasty body gives this brew some depth. 7% abv is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable but at the same time has a very solid body. Hop dryness is at a minimal on the palette. Texture is very pleasant and kept me coming back for more.

Overall: Another really excellent brew from pipeworks. Worth a shot for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 00:49:19 | More by KFBR392
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Blavaq

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2013 00:43:54 | More by Blavaq
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-23-2013 18:58:03 | More by Sparky44
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, Batch 82
White wine glass

A: Hazy, golden yellow orange color. Didn't get a lot of head. Thin layer of white head that formed a collar on glass. Still looks like good carbonation. Leaving some sticky white lacing.

S: Not getting as much spice as I thought for this style. Nice hop character: citrus and light pine. Getting that light malt base.

T: Little bit of spice up front that I didn't originally smell. Good hop bitterness. Citrus for sure. Lemon rind. Orange. The back end has lingering bitterness past the dry Saison finish.

M: Light medium. There is some body there.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 15:26:52 | More by inlimbo77
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bigjer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-26-2013 23:01:29 | More by bigjer78
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NSK79

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Pipeworks snifter from bomber - batch 46

A - One of the creamiest this lustrous heads I've ever poured, lots of residual lacing. Hazy pale yellow in color.

S - yeast and bananas with some fruit, dark fruits as the beer warms.

T - Citrus, spices, banana, yeast, and hop bitterness

M - medium bodied, lightly carbonated

O - a really fine offering, plenty of complexity in flavor, not a style I purchase typically, but this was enjoyable enough that I would recommend it to anyone whether they enjoy saisons or not.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 05:09:12 | More by NSK79
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mcc1654

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2013 19:52:37 | More by mcc1654
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-25-2013 21:29:37 | More by Nachos4two
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North & Western from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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