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Flower Child | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 01-25-2013

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 147
Reviews by tut2528:
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first try of this style... looking forward to it

A: pours a extremely light yellow, with a strong white appearance (resembles white grape juice). highly carbonated and creates about 1 fingers worth of head formation that dissipates like a soda.

S: not tart but not sour either. i pick up on a strong pear character, green apples, lemon grass, sugary white grapes.

T: very, very bland. slightly sour, with a touch of vinegar, big pears, apples, slight lemon zest, white grape sugar sweetness. most of the notes are subtle, and I really had to reach for the flavors.

M: completely light bodied (as expected), leaves a slight tartness and acidic vinegar quality on the palate that creates some intrigue into taking another sip.

O: my first Berliner, so I had no idea what to expect. but his is one beer that I would not buy again to be honest. its simply too bland. definitely look forward to trying more of this style, but I have a strong inclination that this is weak for its style.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted with the group, side-by-side with the other three Pipeworks Berliners. 1/4. This one pours a murky, apple-juice color with a light yellow-gold tint in the very center. Head wisps away into nothing within a few seconds. Aroma is very tart and tantalizing on the nostrils; nice heaps of apples, apple skins, lemon, and sharp citrus blasts back and forth. The smell is actually quite "full" for being a 3.5% ABV Berliner. Smells very refreshing and easy-going.

The taste comes out just as expected - nice, juicy green apple and apple skins that are lightly sour, but not tart enough to cause puckering - just enough to get those saliva glands excited, then keep them holstered. Flavors follow up with lemon, lemon zest, lemon-lime - mildly akin to a Sprite in beer form, though much better. The finish is crisp with some lasting sour fruit notes, mainly apple and lemon, a bit of which have turned into a refreshing sweetness. Very light bodied, to be expected, medium-high carbonation.

Such an easy drinking and refreshing beer, yet packed pretty well with aroma and flavor given its low alcoholic content. I could put down a bunch of these and still be feeling fine. Keep them coming!

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Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ehammond1
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, BdubleEdubleRUN!

Hazed golden with a moderately-sized near-white cap. Very appropriate for the style.

Very appropriate for the style: wheat, lemon, some lactic sour character, and a bit of a floral note all come together very nicely.

The flavor is just as nice, with very nice lemon, tartness, and what coming together exceptionally well. I could drink a lot of this.

Thin to medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp. Disappearing.

A great American-brewed berliner.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip
Batch #74
A- This beer ours a pale white peach color with a bit of hazy and a creamy snow white head that turns bubble. There is a sea of microbubbles racing to the surface. The second class is much hazier with a massive jetsam that looks like wet paper towels floating around. The second class was too slimy and chunky to drink.

S- The fruity tart note was mellow but bright and took on a nice dry honeycomb note as it opened up. There was a faint wheat dough hint to it aswell.

T- The nice tart crisp presents lead to a softer fruity tartness in the finish with a field corn note in the dry finish. There was a gentle hint of tartness lingering for a moment.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has no astringency at all with a gentle tight fizz scrubbing the finish.

O- This is a nice tart beer but is much softer than it’s Cousins from Berlinne. It has some nice flavor but I’m not sure a 3.4% ABV bomber is worth $10.00. It was also frustrating that I couldn’t even drink the second glass.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Something different fof Pipeworks, Americo’s bottle. Great hoppy aroma. A creamy head on dark brown. Some chocolate, roasty taste with citrus in the finish. Was expecting more significant sourness in the style.I can only speculate that they purposely concentrated on these other elements.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of YogiBeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy goldenrod, murky and opaque, it looks more like a glass of lemonade with heavy pulp, but the huge billowing head of white foam betrays that idea. Lots of sticky lace in the glass, spindly and delicate. Coverage is good and lasts for awhile.

Minerally lactic tartness and champagne aroma, some hints of grape and sourdough bread.

Puckering tartness right away, lemon and grape fruits ride alongside a cleanly sour and bracing acidity. Dry and quenching finish, true to style with a bit of amped up lemony sourness. Great stuff, its definitely an extremely quaffable beer. Really enjoyed drinking the bottle and would love to see it on tap around town in the warmer months.

Glad I picked up two of these, and will try to grab a couple more for when spring finally rolls around.

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Photo of PatB1987
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, Batch #753. Finally getting to try this Berliner Weissbier offering from the geniuses at Pipeworks. This is the lowest abv beer from Pipeworks that I've tried yet, also.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a pale yellow body with about a finger of good creamy white head. Appears well carbonated, especially when given a nice swirl.

S - A pleasant aroma. Light, wheaty, grainy, with good lactic souring, and even a bit of that cheesy burnt torilla type aroma I associate often with Berliners. It's just the grain / wheat. Smells very nice, and on the right track.

T - Excellent. Refreshingly crisp, tart / sour, and light. The lactic acid lends a very sour / citric lemony freshness. Grainy & wheaty, with a hint of bacterial yeastiness present on the finish.

M - The feel is crisp & tart. Light-bodied and extremely easy-drinking.

Overall, an excellent Berliner from Pipeworks! I absolutely cannot wait for their sour program to be up and running. Looking forward to much more.

Pipeworks Flower Child -----4/5.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sgoro
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ms333
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Etan
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml into a tulip. Batch 74.

A: Pours a slightly hazy bright pale yellow with a large white head. Sticky lacing.

S: Moderate lactic acid, bright lemon, clean grain, some lightly floral esters.

T: Taste brings more bright lemony and lactic tartness, which is quickly joined by smooth wheat malt, a bit of pleasant mineral character, light vanilla. Bready with some lingering acidity in the finish.

M: Light-bodied, zingy yet smooth carbonation.

O: The acidity level here is at just the right amount, and the mouthfeel is on point as well. I really hope the Pipeworks guys make this often, as this is one of the better berliners I've had in a while.

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Flower Child from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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