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North & Western - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Florida9 on 10-21-2012)
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

vermilcj, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

alexm1309, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

brewskis, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Canada_Dan, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

krome, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jgunther71, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy burnt golden in color with a big finger and a half white head that retains nicely.

Smell has traditional saison aromas forward with notes of black pepper and spice along with a big amount of hops with herbal notes along with pine and a lemon zest.

Taste follows nose with some Belgian spice flavors forward before some crisp lemony citrus hops come in with an herbal piney mild bitterness. Sweetness is moderate and lasts into the the exhale.

Mouthfeel is sticky from the malt and hop oils. Big carbonation helps cut the body.

Fcolle2, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Cynic-ale, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

tjdemon, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

cd34, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

PHKrames, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

beersdmf17, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of _YellowBird_
4.44/5  rDev +13%
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.

_YellowBird_, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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

wisrarebeer, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Sammy, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

DaPan, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JackMehoff, Jul 30, 2013
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3.95/5  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

MacQ32, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Chaney, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bstyle, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bgoblue2, Apr 22, 2013
North & Western from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.