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Pastrami On Rye - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-01-2012)
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3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with a handwritten Batch #55 on the label. Label is copyright 2012, and I know this bottle has been chilling on the shelf at the store for over a year, so this was a pre-cellared bottle. Finally excited to have it.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - The pour is beautiful, a dark creamy caramel color but opaque in the glass. Three big fat fluffy fingers of mocha head. Very nice head retention. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is kind of strange, but nice. Some yeast must, cream, chocolate, cola, & dark spices. Cracked peppercorns are pretty apparent, but most of the other spicing isn't very distinct. Smells smooth; some time in the bottle seems to have mellowed this beer. Faint alcohol astringency.

T - Taste follows the nose - chocolate malts, mild smokiness, cola, cherrywood, indistinct herbal spicing, and some mild heat from the peppercorns on the finish.

M - Feel is mostly clean with a fair amount of peppery heat on the finish. Medium-full bodied with some heavy thickness to it.

Overall, a strange, but interesting beer from Pipeworks. To me, it most closely resembles some type of heavily spiced winter warmer. Probably not something I would have again though, unless I could pair with an actual pastrami on rye sandwich.

Pipeworks Pastrami On Rye ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Feb 01, 2014
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2.46/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmm. Odd. Medium brown pour with a thin ring of bubbles on top, no real lacing, but some streaky legs were left behind on the glass. Smell was briny, with something that vaguely resembled wet rye bread, light peppery spice. Tasted like, well, a pickle beer. Pickles, pickles, and more pickles. Briny and peppery, more pickles, maybe a hint of honey ham, clovey spice. Pickle beer. Light-medium body, thin mouthfeel, conservative carbonation. I don't know, I like beer, I like pickles, I like pickles soaked in beer (try whiskey dills sometime), and beer with a side dish of pickles, but I can't quite bring myself to drink a glass of full-blown pickle beer. I don't know how they made this beer, nor do I really want to know, but it really tasted like they dumped a cup of pickle brine into a cup of bready brown ale, bottled it up, and called it a day. A novelty at best, and not a very good one. Now I think I'll take a break from saying "pickles" for a while.

Pickles.

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2014
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Pastrami On Rye from Pipeworks Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.