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North & Western - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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88
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Florida9 on 10-21-2012

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

North & Western, oh yeah that corner... not much to immortalize, that's the joke I guess, aside from the brewery being nearby.

Bright golden orange at first that hazes up a bit on the second pour, leaving the yeast sediment behind. Drippy lacing in the glass, lasting coverage on the surface. Looks pretty nice.

Big citrus aromatics, orange and banana creamsicle, big yeast esters, green botanicals.

Bitter pine and resiny hop slickness augments the dominant citrus and estery yeast spiciness, creamy body, dry bitter finish. Some lemon peel and citrus oils, some honeyed malts come through after the grassy hop bitterness subsides. Overall very enjoyable, reminds me of some of Haymarket's Belgian IPA/Saisons.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery snifter.

Hey, I've been to that intersection! *massive cartoon-y thumbs-up!* This stuff pours a hazy golden topped by a bit over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, cracked wheat, light coriander, sweet flowers, and a light blanket of mild Belgian yeast. The taste ramps up the yeast-borne spice and mild funk, whilst still maintaining the components of the aroma. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice hoppy saison, one whose hoppiness and yeastiness aren't in competition, but rather in cooperation. Right on.

Photo of MasterSki
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a taster pint.

A - Giant white foam settles to a thick collar and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed pale golden body. Very attractive stuff.

S - Citrus and herbs; seems like a mix of American and continental hops? Grain, sharp wheat, peppery yeast, although some of the spice might be from the hops as well.

T - The taste has more of a lemony note, with lightly peppery farmhouse yeast. Orange citrus hops, and some pear and stone fruit malt sweetness come out more as the beer warms up. Hop bitterness grows over time, but never gets excessive, and there's no obvious alcohol.

M - Zesty carbonation, dry and mildly gritty texture, medium body, and no alcohol warmth.

D - An easy to drink, hoppy Saison. Nothing crazy, but well done, with a nice integration of hop and yeast flavors. Could definitely have a glass or two of this one.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch # 46
A- This beer pours a thick creamy off-white head which is supported by a clear deep copper body and a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles popping to the surface.

S- The full fruit cocktail hops fade into a pine hop resin aroma in the finish. Hints of saison yeast come through only when the beer is really warm.

T- The soft yeasty flavor gives way to some unripe fruit cocktail hops flavors that grow. There is a nice white cheese rind note that lingers a bit in the finish along with the hop flavor. Some soft chalky notes come through as the beer opens up a bit aswell.

M- The spicy fizz scrubs the flavor in the finish and there is no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This nice saison yeast character supports the tasty fruit cocktail hops and the scrubbing fizz makes this very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from jdhende, 650ml into a tulip. Batch 46.

Hazy orange, with a huge white head. Big chunks of lace, wall of retention along the side of the glass. Nose of lemons, line, pepper and saison yeast. Drying and zesty. Taste has lemongrass, herbal hopping, more citrus zest and some chalky yeast character. Medium body, herbal bitterness and grainy character well into the finish.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy apricot color. Forms a sizable white head that reduces down to a thin surface coating and a ring around the edge. Some light lacing.

S: Moderately aromatic. Aroma is primarily yeast and yeasty esters. A little banana and a little spice. Then there are the hops, mostly citrus, with a little floral.

T: Taste certainly leans more to the Saison. Mild toast maltiness, a bit of sourdough bread, some citrus, yeast, green apple, and mild citrus hops on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Medium carbonation. Moderate bitterness. Very dry on the finish.

O: A nice Saison. I like the way the hops add a bit to the beer, but don't distract from it the way adding other odd additions might (I'm looking at you Sichuan peppercorns!). Results in a hop forward Saison, but still a Saison none-the-less.

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3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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North & Western from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.