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Flower Child - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 35
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-25-2013

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A very hazy light yellow. Very cloudy. About half a finger of head. Looks like a very unfiltered wit.

S: Great tart smell, a bit of sweetness and funk mixed in. Lemon, lemongrass, wheat, a hint of wet hay.

T: Great tart taste that follows the nose. Nice wheat malt backbone. Smooth, crisp, lemon tart. Good acidity.

M: Effervescent, smooth, easy drinking. Really well carbed.

O: A solid representation of the style. Nice sour notes, good lemongrass and wheat backbone taste. Just a really well done Berlinerweisse. So glad to see more US breweries venturing into this style, and Pipeworks have been pumping out some good ones. I suggest picking this up as an intro into sours.

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4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
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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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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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, batch 74, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a super hazy lemon color, topped with an inch of thick white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Tart aroma of lemon and fruit, bready malt, funky yeast and a bit of sweetness.

T- Moderate to high tartness, which has some really nice lemon and white grape skin flavors. It's noticeably more tart, which I love, than the only other Berliner I've tried by them (Blue Lady). Has some nice bready flavors, sweet wheat, a bit of mineral character and some yeast flavors in the background.

M- Light-bodied, smooth with a dry finish. Highly, highly drinkable.

O- This is awesome, it hits the style perfectly and IMO is way better without any fruit added to it. This is a really refreshing and delicious beer.

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Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

If they weren't already doing a good enough job of it, I would be more than happy to write copy for Pipeworks labels. Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy pale grapefruit juice topped by a finger of relatively short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose is a simple blast of tart and juicy lemon zest. Things go from straight within-the-rind fruit to lightly-sweetened lemonade. The taste is more single-minded, keeping to the tart and sour track with a hunk-a-hunk-a burnin' vengeance. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a highly enjoyable and refreshing little Berliner. Good times. 'Nuff said. Get some.

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Flower Child from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.