Flower Child - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From: 20 West Wine and Spirits, Lombard, IL
Date: None, but listed as "Batch 74"
Glass: Ayinger willi glass
Warning: huge chunks of coagulated protein/yeast/something on the bottom of my bottle, pour with care.
Pipeworks' Flower Child berlinerweisse is a fairly solid attempt at the style, with pleasant acidity, lemon, and wheat characters. The 750ml bottle also happens to be one of Pipeworks' only affordable offerings, and is one I'd return to if seen again.
Pours a 2cm tall head of clean, white bubbles that are small to medium in size, presenting a foam that is somewhat dishsoap-like in appearance. Foam retention is good, lasting about 1.5 minutes as it declines to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a medium-sized island atop the body of the beer. Lacing is minimal, just a few dots cling to the sides of the glass. The beer's body is a light, pale golden yellow color, with light bringing out a extra pale, watery yellow hue to the beer. Carbonation is visible through the slightly hazy (20-30% opacity) beer, low in number and moderate in activity.
Aroma is tart and lemon-like, moderate lactic acid influences reminding one a bit of yogurt, with notable wheat to smooth out any rough edges and add a bit of grainy sweetness to the overall scent.
Overall flavors are of tart lactic acid, lemon, and wheat grains. Front of palate experiences tart lactic acid, dried lemon, and slightly sweet wheat grains. Mid-palate is of mild white wheat grains, slightly spicy/peppery phenols, lightly tart lactic acid, yogurt, and hints of lemon. Back of palate experiences stronger tartness from lactic acid and yogurt, yeast, lemon, with less present notes of wheat malt, though at times they seem present. Aftertaste is of mild tartness, light lemon, and slightly grainy and sweet wheat malt.
Beer is medium-light to light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is slightly fizzy (1/5), then becoming somewhat foamy (1/5) and otherwise smooth (3/5). Generally fairly crisp and dry. Closes dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 00:49:01 | More by falloutsnow
3.99/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and some lacing, huge sediment!
S-lemon, wheat, crackers, slight sourness
T-wheat, cracker malt, hint of pepper, lemon, slight yeast , tart
F-light to medium body with nice lively carbonation, crisp and dry
O-a pretty nice BW, good flavor, the sediment was excessive and really needed decanting
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 00:18:15 | More by MDDMD
Flower Child from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.