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Paradisiac - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Better a Witty Fool Than) A Foolish Wit with strawberries and kiwis added.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-06-2013)
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +15.3%

750 ml bottle, with handwritten Batch #173 written on the label. Finally decided to pick this one up after looking at it for quite a while.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a bright golden colored body with four plus big fizzy fingers of off-white head that audibly sizzles it's way out of existence entirely. Some yeast sediment visible in the glass. Looks very nice. Pours a darker murkier color as the bottle goes on.

S - The smell is very nice - some funky Belgian yeast presence, vinous grapey wine-like character, and some fruitiness, but I would probably never guess strawberries or kiwis without knowing.

T - Taste follows the nose nicely, but better. Tart / sour fruity character imparted from the strawberry and kiwi. Definitely tastes like more of a sour to me at this point than it does a Belgian wit, but it's delicious nonetheless. Becomes much more yeasty tasting as the bottle goes on.

M - Feel is crisp, lightly dry, and mildly tart. Medium light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another wonderful beer from Pipeworks. Glad I finally picked this one up, and I look forward to trying their other variations on the wit beer.

Pipeworks Paradisiac ---4/5.

04-30-2014 22:16:28 | More by mfnmbvp
More User Reviews:
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ehammond1


3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Hugonaut13!

Hazy peach with a fairly small head. Sticky.

Light fruit (distinct banana and very mild lemon) and mild grain in the aroma. Simple and straightforward.

More wheat in the flavor than in the aroma, combined with some banana and a hint of a kiwi character, though more emerges on the lingering finish. Nice.

Medium bodied with lower carbonation. Could use more bubbles.

Very tasty witbier, though the fruit isn't particularly dominant. Solid. Lingering kiwi finish is nice.

08-28-2013 00:27:32 | More by ehammond1
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%

S - Smells like a wit with light strawberry and kiwi presence to it. It's there but not much

T - Tastes just like a normal wit with a light wheat and spice. Light strawberry presence on the backend that gives it a light sweetness

M - Lighter body with a nice sweet finish

O - Decent witbeer with a light strawberry presence that gives it some sweetness but not much. 3

09-01-2013 15:02:14 | More by jeonseh
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch 173
A- This beer pours a murky woody yellow body with a big snow white head that sticks to the glass with each sip. This beer is a bit to murky to see much carbonation.

S- The yeasty dried strawberry aroma has some unripe kiwi notes and a sweaty wheat note in the finish that takes on a little tartness as it opens.

T- the taste of dry field corn is mostly DMS with some fruity tart sumac flavors that lead to unripe kiwi, green woody notes and a quickly fading strawberry hint. The finish is slightly fruity with a fruity acidic taste that lingers.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight scrubbing little fizz but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The odd corn DMS gets in the way but the nice sumac notes help to cut it a good bit. The fruity flavors are not really bright fruit character and it dries out even more as it opens.

01-07-2014 22:23:54 | More by rhoadsrage
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-28-2014 12:22:27 | More by Schlafly33
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

09-02-2013 18:03:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-27-2014 23:50:13 | More by atlbravsrno1
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emerge077

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%

Second pour, swirled the yeast and added it, the head was extremely creamy with sheets of lace coating the glass in a thick opaque film. Murky opaque orange body, sturdy head that never dissipates.

Softly fruity aroma, first splash out of the bottle has some distinctive strawberry and kiwi notes, but the second pour somewhat less so with the yeast added.

Some low level green strawberry tartness, slight phenolic spice, creamy smooth wheat, light bitterness in the aftertaste. Fruitiness is pleasant, though not strongly defined as strawberry and kiwi. Overall enjoyable, will try again if there are future batches.

07-31-2013 01:05:51 | More by emerge077
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-17-2013 15:53:34 | More by EgadBananas
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-26-2013 07:12:31 | More by xdtfx
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-07-2013 21:50:59 | More by Kubrickx
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teledeluxe

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-20-2014 15:38:14 | More by teledeluxe
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

08-04-2013 03:45:59 | More by stortore
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-07-2013 02:30:05 | More by Brewzma
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%

750ml.

A: Pours a hazed mellow orange with a nice white head.

S: Yeasty, cloves, a bit of coriander, vanilla, pale malt, vague fruitiness.

T: Lightly chalky yeast, cloves and mild peppery esters, wheat, subtle fruity acidity, bready and somewhat dry in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This tasted ok, but the almost total lack of fruit flavor and aroma was very disappointing. I love kiwis and could not taste one bit of kiwi in this.

08-02-2013 22:39:02 | More by Etan
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-10-2013 21:48:06 | More by ystazi
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-07-2013 18:53:02 | More by Drucifer
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MarkFy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-16-2013 01:49:31 | More by MarkFy
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lloydboss

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-17-2014 17:07:33 | More by lloydboss
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-08-2013 17:44:52 | More by jhillwastaken
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-27-2013 16:15:50 | More by Hopmarc
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-15-2013 13:17:20 | More by cnbrown313
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-04-2014 01:25:41 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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gkoz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2013 01:02:39 | More by gkoz
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -22.9%

Grabbed a bottle from Standard Market in Westmont. Served in a goblet.

The pour yields a very hazy light peach-colored beer with a whisp of a head that quickly disappeared. The nose starts out with light spice and a touch of unidentifiable fruit, and as it warms comes a bit of plastic character, which I've found in most strawberry beers that I've had.

The flavor was similar with a bit of a wheat backing. The strawberry/plastic character was there as well. Perhaps a hint of tartness from the kiwi, but I didn't really get all that much from that fruit. Body was light-medium, with fairly low carbonation.

Judging by past reviews, I'm wondering if this happened to be a bad bottle. The plastic-like notes from strawberries doesn't surprise me, but the rest of the beer seemed to pale in comparison to what others experienced on draft with the earlier release of the beer.

Will have to revisit.

07-25-2013 12:35:38 | More by Thorpe429
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Paradisiac from Pipeworks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.