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Nisperos De Batata - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-10-2013)
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

spycow, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Beer Temple. Served in a fluted glass.

Murky muddy orange brown color, yellow highlights around the edges. Little to no lace, a thin compact head on the first pour.

Enticing aroma of vanilla, clove, cinnamon, almost a pumpkin pie suggestion, but with a unique twist from the sweet potato. Similar flavors, the spices carry it along nicely with some toasted coconut and sweet potato flavors coming through. Medium bodied, the carbonation begins to ebb halfway through. Dry finish, some light balanced sweetness initially.

Overall this is a pretty unique idea for a beer, and successfully executed. If you're still jonesing for a mid-winter pumpkin beer, this is your huckleberry.

emerge077, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

"Sweet potato-bearing trees"? Well, leave it to beer to introduce me to dessert dishes previously unknown. This stuff pours a murky sienna-cider topped by a half-finger of cream foam. The nose comprises clove, vanilla bean, cinnamon, light toasted coconut, and a vague sense of gooey caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the coconut and clove taking precedence. There's a hint of sweet potato looming ethereally in the background, but it never fully expresses itself. The vanilla rules the aftertaste with a sweet fist of iron. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a very nice brew, one that shows what you can do with a strategic use of sweet potatoes. Good times.

TMoney2591, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Binny's Lincoln Park.

A - Light orange foam settles to a thin collar, wisps on top, and a few stray splotches of lace. Hazed yam-colored body.

S - The aroma reminds me of a lot of pumpkin ales, but with a twist to it. Pie crust, vanilla, and cinnamon are suggestive of pumpkin beers, but there's a touch of toasted coconut and marzipan as well. This lends credence to my theory that it's pretty difficult to perceive pumpkin in beers, as sweet potato lends a similar nebulous starchiness. In any case, a pretty good take on this style of beer. Good depth and balance.

T - The taste isn't quite as convincing. There's a bit more starchy sweet potato and a bit less sweet malt flavor, with notes of bread, caramel, and vanilla in the periphery. More clove spice in the finish, and as it warms up there's a bit of alcohol presence.

M - Texture is similarly starchy, with a lightly sticky finish. Medium-bodied, with low-to-moderate carbonation, and no alcohol burn accompanying the aforementioned note in the flavor. Perhaps a tad watery.

D - For a January 'pumpkin'-style beer this was pretty enjoyable. Not normally something I'd drink, but it was fun as a change of pace. 22oz is a bit too much for one person, but this could easily be shared 2-3 ways.

MasterSki, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

imperialking, May 10, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch #7
A- This beer pours a murky caramel body with ¾ of the glass full of rocky beige head that last a good bit. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles boiling to the surface.

S- The flinty aroma has a light spice cinnamon quality with a raw coconut hint turning into a cherry syrup quality in the finish.

T- The odd mix of sweet nougat with some clove and caramel hint is muddled with a starchy hint of sweet potato. There is a dry woody spice taste in the finish which is a bit dry in itself.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz in the finish but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The flavors are drab and all muddled together and it doesn’t really have any stand out malt or hop of spice flavors. Even a bit of alcohol would help add some character to this beer.

rhoadsrage, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Duff27
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quickly receding head, leaves a thin collar. Opaque turdy brown in color.

Sweet potato with a hint of brown sugar. Cinnamon toast.

More with the cinnamon toast crunch highlights. Spices, clovey. Would guess at 7%abv

Medium carbonation. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

Think this one was alright. Not quite sure what the Pipeworks guys were going for but something tells me they were hoping for more. I think this would be worth another attempt because thu were on to something with the nose.

Duff27, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

AgentZero, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Semi translucent, yet incredibly hazy, medium brown-gray effluent colored liquid. Barely forms any head. No lacing. Damn! This is one ugly looking beer.

S: Aroma is pure Thanksgiving. Apple cider, sweet potato, cinnamon, and clove. Sweet creamy and inviting.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma. Sweet cherry cola, sweet potato, caramel, brown sugar. Some light, sweet baking spices. Quick, apple juice finish.

M: Medium bodied. Sweet and slick. No bitterness. Low carbonation.

O: A decent beer. Flavorful and sweet; very dessert like. However, while the flavors of this beer might make a nice dessert, as a beer, its not much more than a novelty. Never the less, a decent drink that I enjoyed but probably wouldn't revisit.

Florida9, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

egrace84, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

vermilcj, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

jschott75, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

savagepm, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Ppeworks snifter.

A- pours a muddy dark amber with a 1" light tan head. Some blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- pumpkin-like aroma, cinnamon, vanilla and some light clove.

T- cinnamon, sweet potato/pumpkin, clove and vanilla.

M- medium body and carbonation. Smooth and has a slight dry finish.

O- just ok for me. Again reminds of a pumpkin beer with the spices in it.

kawilliams81, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BeerOps, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Drucifer, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Treebs
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #71.

A: Pours a murky burnt orange color, reminiscent of apple cider. An off white head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to thin collar. Light splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: Cinnamon, starchy sweet potato and light clove. Sweet malt body.

T: More cinnamon and clove up front. The vanilla sweetness come up a little more in the middle with the some sweet malts. The finish has that semi-sweet and starchy sweet potato taste to round it out. As it warms up the toasted coconut comes out.

M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. The finish has just a hint of sweetness and more spice.

O: I enjoyed this one. I could have used a little more carbonation and the look left something to be desired, but overall the cinnamon and clove blended nicely with the sweetness from the vanilla and sweet potato.

Treebs, Jan 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

cnbrown313, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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Nisperos De Batata from Pipeworks Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.