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Pastrami On Rye - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-01-2012)
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Irishmafia

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

10-24-2013 14:07:12 | More by Irishmafia
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cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-19-2013 22:47:13 | More by cp45
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tbergsli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-17-2013 04:19:19 | More by tbergsli
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pixieskid

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

09-27-2013 14:03:25 | More by pixieskid
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

09-22-2013 06:36:08 | More by smartassboiler
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rather flat appearance, murky reddish brown. The head is nothing more than some surface bubbles with no longevity.

Smells of cola then heavy on the spices. Corriander, allspice, and caraway. I would have never picked out the caraway but for knowing from the description, but having known that it was obvious.

I'm really disappointed by the lack of smoked malt presence, as I think a heftier dose would have played well with the spices. The spices dominate and finish with an earthy tobacco spice. It has a nice little heat in the finish, like a spicy beef jerky.

Mouthfeel is light considering the higher abv. Carbonation is low.

I was expecting something with more of a smoke flavor. It's an ok beer but some smoke flavor would have been a nice contrast to the spicy finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:50:49 | More by Vonerichs
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-19-2013 23:50:11 | More by bcm75
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark dark brown, almost black with a thin half finger fizzy head that dissipates rather quickly.

Roasted dark malt and lots of spices are forward in the taste. The combination of everything gives it a cola like smell. Some rye can be detected along with lots of allspice and carraway notes

Lots of smokey dark malt, rye, and caraway flavors are forward some allspice comes through midway through the swallow. Roasted smokey malt is the dominate flavor that sustains through the swallow.

Mouthfeel is good, not super thick and carbonation is low so it keeps it very drinkable through a meal.

Overall all the combination in this brew does give it a brisket sandwich like feel that paired perfectly with the pulled pork I ate with it. It may be a little overwhelming if not drank with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 00:46:24 | More by Fcolle2
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #203

Appearance: Pours with a medium to dark brown color. Sits a very dark brown in the glass. A thin layer of head on the pour and was not present while drinking. No carbonation in the glass while drinking. No lacing. Looks like a heavy brew.

Smell: A lot of cinnamon and sugary bright molasses sweetness burst out of the glass. A very cola sweetness going on here. Some earthy, heavy herbs, and leafy green tones pop up. Slight synthetic cough syrup texture going on as well. Flat, low on carbonation.

Taste: The front is filled with spices and earthy herbs. Cinnamon and some bitter tones come through on the body. Rye with a meaty body round out the back end of this brew. The finish is heavy sugars with more spices lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Interesting transitions of sweet to a really heavy spiced feeling.

Overall: I remember an early spiced beer I had from Pipeworks and this is certainly a step up from that. This brewery continues to make tweeks and adjustments to their beers as needed. This is an interesting brew but certainly a bottle share.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 03:05:29 | More by KFBR392
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CityofBals

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -57%

09-12-2013 03:12:28 | More by CityofBals
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-04-2013 13:53:29 | More by cnbrown313
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Kaveman

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

08-26-2013 02:37:32 | More by Kaveman
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brown body. Not much of a head. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - Lots of cola. Tons of spice. Deep caramel.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Spice kicks in quickly. Cola. Spicy as hell, but it doesn't scream pastrami. Medicinal sweetness in the finish. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel - Sweet, but not too heavy. Sluggish drinking though.

Overall - The spices don't work. It's not quite gross, but it's too sweet and spicy.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 00:25:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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jschott75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

06-27-2013 19:01:12 | More by jschott75
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Ak555667

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

06-26-2013 23:56:12 | More by Ak555667
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a deep brown almost black pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. smells of wood barrels, mustard seed is very dominant, getting some ginger too.. odd smelling beer, not quite the pastrami scent i was expecting. the flavor is a slightly charred, but sweet, malt profile with a rye bread type flavor.. definitely getting the mustard seed again, but not as dominant as it was on the nose.. not really getting any peppercorn or coriander, but i can taste the allspice.. almost a nutmeg flavor in there. medium body, low carbonation.

well, this was an interesting one. probably filled my quota with this style. not really what i was expecting honestly i was hoping to get mostly a peppercorn flavor, since that's my favorite part of pastrami. definitely worth trying once though, but i'd put it right up there with pumpkin beers, where it's more of a novelty thing than something you'll want to drink more than one of.

if you're like me, and was hoping for a slightly spicy peppery feel, go for their saison with peppercorn, now THAT is what i was expecting from this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 07:55:40 | More by facundoCNB
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prender1482

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-18-2013 00:34:38 | More by prender1482
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2013 03:06:37 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-15-2013 03:32:07 | More by GRG1313
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GuzzLah

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Brewer's description - A strong dark ale brewed with the 11 herbs and spices traditionally used in curing pastrami: Mustard Seed, Bay Leaf, Red Pepper, Coriander, Ginger, Allspice, Clove, Caraway Seed, Tellicherry Black Peppercorn, Cinnamon & Nutmeg + Rye, Dark Candi Sugar & some Smoked Malt.

Well, this didn't remind me of a pastrami on rye sammich. It mostly had the aroma and flavor of a winter warmer. It was sweet and had a big allspice/clove note with a semi-spicy finish. A little mustard was present in the aroma. That was fun. If it was drier, smokier and had more rye, less allspice and a bit of salt, then it *might* taste closer to what the label claims. Regardless, I can't say I enjoyed this beer even if it was called Ninja's Winter Warmer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 20:45:02 | More by GuzzLah
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch # 61.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:34:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-12-2013 04:06:06 | More by cadaugherty
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IPx

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

03-29-2013 07:15:56 | More by IPx
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-26-2013 23:43:45 | More by calcnerd
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14%

03-24-2013 18:56:05 | More by wisrarebeer
Pastrami On Rye from Pipeworks Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.