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Flower Child - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 33
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-25-2013)
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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-09-2013 00:27:18 | More by jaasen64
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-31-2013 14:01:14 | More by DooshBagalow
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-29-2013 15:14:35 | More by cnbrown313
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-25-2013 19:25:23 | More by tommyguz
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-23-2013 03:59:21 | More by jaminjohnson
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mecummins

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-22-2013 18:08:55 | More by mecummins
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2013 21:11:19 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 21:00:29 | More by Knapp85
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2013 18:55:35 | More by ColForbinBC
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-21-2013 17:58:34 | More by jhillwastaken
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-18-2013 00:51:38 | More by wdarcy77
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-17-2013 22:55:39 | More by marine1975
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-10-2013 01:10:01 | More by fbc24
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SourinQns

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-09-2013 01:57:38 | More by SourinQns
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-06-2013 13:41:17 | More by yourefragile
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bradner

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-03-2013 02:20:29 | More by bradner
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-29-2013 01:48:26 | More by Zimm
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-28-2013 02:42:54 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-28-2013 02:42:22 | More by billab914
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dwagner003

California

3.08/5  rDev -21.8%

Batch 99 poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter glass, carefully following the instructions as to not interrupt the sediment. Unfortunately, it did not work.

Appearance:
SO MUCH SEDIMENT. Honestly, I am all about enjoying the yeast sediment in some of the classic Belgians such as Rochefort 10, but this was a little ridiculous. It was a pale yellow with about a 1/4 inch of gray yeast at the bottom. Not attractive. Maybe something went wrong here.

Smell:
Smelled sour and yeasty. Picked up some lemon. Not much in the way of a nose, but it did give an indication of the flavor that was to come.

Taste:
A typical low ABV Berliner. Tart with a slight, and this is going to sound weird, cigar smoke flavor. I think I was slightly turned off by the appearance to really appreciate the taste, but it was nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel:
A lot of carbonation. Effervescent. Sticks with you.

Overall:
Unfortunately, I was very turned off by the appearance. I think something went wrong with this bottle, because I am not seeing any other complaints. I drank it, but I was so caught up with the sediment that I wouldn't let myself enjoy it to its fullest extent. I could see this being a nice representation of the style, but it was just a miss for me. If I could drink it down without being preoccupied, it would be a very refreshing beer on a warm day.

06-20-2013 02:51:20 | More by dwagner003
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cosmicevan

New York

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%

Batch 99. bottle picked up about a week ago in a Chicago trip. enjoyed from a pipeworks berliner weiss glass. beer poured such a pale yellow that it looked almost white it had a thin fizzy head that fizzed away quick. smell is super tart and super tangy lemon rind and some sour egg. Fairly cheesy which is a bit off putting. thankfully the cheese is gone in flavor. taste is relatively nice lemon sourness. Some egg, but all in all a very nicr berliner. Perfect for a summer afternoon. Nice fizziness and crisp body.

06-15-2013 19:52:34 | More by cosmicevan
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-09-2013 22:27:22 | More by LambicKing
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KWMiles

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-08-2013 22:01:40 | More by KWMiles
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-07-2013 00:57:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-06-2013 00:30:07 | More by savagepm
Flower Child from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.