Pastrami On Rye - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of Treebs
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a Brasserie d'Achouffe tulip. Batch # 55

A: Pours a dark ruby color with deeper sienna highlights in the body. A light khaki heads forms on the pour and recedes to a thin film and ring.

S: Big peppercorn presence up front with a little rye. Bready malts and a little mesquite. A little cinnamon stick as well.

T: Rye bread and peppercorn upfront. Rich malt backbone with a touch of smoke. The finish actually has a little peppery spice to it. Minimal dark fruit character, like roasted figs. Slight cinnamon comes out as it warms. The alcohol is nicely hidden.

M: Medium bodied with a little chew to it. Medium carbonation levels with a smokey finish.

O: I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expecting much more spice, but the subtle spice with the emphasis on the peppercorns and rye definitely worked. It drinks really well for 8.50% as well. Would recommend.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Pastrami On Rye from Pipeworks Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.