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Pastrami On Rye - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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83
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27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 109
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-01-2012

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4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark brown with 1 finger light beige head. Big waves and leopard spotting of lacing.

S- big cinnamon, peppers, light chocolate, and some nutmeg.

T- sweet roasted malts, cinnamon and peppers, nutmeg, and a slight bitter, smoke finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy with some slickness.

O- very interesting and tasty beer. I actually expected it to be a lot weirder than it was. (468 characters)

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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I may not be the biggest fan of deli meats and the sammiches made therefrom, but a beer based thereupon is like catnip to a beer fan and ticker like myself. Get some! This stuff pours a deep ruby-sienna topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises toasted rye bread, black pepper, mild mesquite smoke, and light allspice. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some sweet molasses, mild fig, and a bit of peppery heat in the background. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly slick feel. Overall, I'm conflicted about this beer: I generally like it, but I'm disappointed in the lack of pastrami-on-rye-ness. The spicing sounds like it would be a spice bomb of the sort that mimics a spice rack falling into the mash tun or something, but I could mainly only go with the pepper and the allspice (of all things, the allspice...). The smoke is mild, the rye malt doesn't assert itself as much as it could, and the dill is pretty much nonexistent. Moreover, the sweetness, which is already unexpected, reigns pretty supremely in the grand scheme of things. But, again, it's not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a Short's-style flavored beer. It's just an imaginative, tasty beer. Good times. (1,305 characters)

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Pastrami On Rye from Pipeworks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.