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Poivre Vert - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Poivre Vert
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 51
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 09-16-2013

Spring is here! Things are green again! So is this delicious saison! Poivre Vert is brewed with cucumber, green peppercorns, and celery seed. It may not be easy being green, but it certainly is very easy and delicious drinking it.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewed with 120 lbs. of pureed cucumbers.

On tap at Zwanze Day 2013. Served into a mini goblet glass.

Hazed orangey yellow, ever present layer of white foam on the surface. Carbonation visible around the edges as the glass is tilted.

Earthy aroma, Belgian yeast and noticeable vegetal notes of cucumber. Taste is similar, earthy with some garden vegetable qualities. Cucumber is very present and well integrated. Light peppery spiciness of green peppercorn, celery seed, and Belgian yeast, smooth feel with a clean bitterness in the dry finish. Overall this was a great summer refresher, went back a dozen times for 2 oz. pours >_> (641 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with Batch #202 handwritten on the label. Finally getting around to trying this saison from Pipeworks; the premise definitely sounds unique and interesting, so I'm excited to have it.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice cloudy golden yellow colored body with two and a half fingers of fizzy white head. Some thin lacing. Looks pretty good.

S - Sadly enough, cucumber doesn't really jump out as much as I'd hope, but it is definitely in there. Musty and vegetal. Creamy. Lemony. Fresh watery cucumber is apparent.

T - Lightly tart and spritzy, lemony and citric up front, with underlying herbal vegetal qualities. I would never know there was peppercorns or celery seed in this without being told.

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, fluffy, spritzy, and clean. Lightly tart citric sort of finish. Light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a nice example of a saison, but not as vegetal as I'd expected, but I suppose it's all a matter of perspective. Either way, it's a delicious beer, I recommend it, and I would have it again.

Pipeoworks Poivre Vert ---4/5. (1,095 characters)

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Appearance: A slightly cloudy golden color. Very clear for a saison. Average head on the pour which dissipated quickly. Light to medium carbonation active in glass. No lacing.

Smell: Wow a ton of celery and cucumbers burst out of the bottle. A slight peppercorn spiciness in the body and back end. There is also a nice balance of bready yeast character mixed in. At first the veggies jump out, but give it time and plenty else is going on.

Taste: Like the aroma, green veggies get you right away. The peppercorns take out a lot of the celery and cucumber bitterness and a very earthy smoothness is left behind. Slight yeast presence. The finish is a slightly bitter vegetable feeling.

Mouthfeel: Tons of earthy tones which has contributions from the yeast, peppercorns, and veggies.

Overall: Really impressed with how this brew came together. The peppercorns and greens play along together incredibly well. The saison accents get masked a little bit but can still be found. Props to Pipeworks for doing something truly unique. (1,033 characters)

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Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch # 202.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, cucumber, and pepper aromas. Taste is much the same with cucumber and pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting use of cucumber and whatnot. (594 characters)

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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Opened and poured into oddly shaped glass (middle of a move and the proper ware is packed). The smell from the bottle was a lovely cucumber, but upon sticking my nose into the glass for the first sip, it hit hard and heavy with the celery and pepper - nearly "no Mr. Maggiano, I do not require THAT much cracked pepper on my side salad." The middle is where you taste the part of the beer that reminds you that you're drinking a beer. Then it's all wrapped up in a cucumber bow. Successive tastes mellowed out significantly, and it really hit a phenomenal groove. In retrospect, it's unfiltered so the abrupt first sip may have been due to a slight over agitation of the bottle prior to and during the poor.

Overall, it is a really refreshing but yet classy beer. A buddy asked if it was a good "afternoon round of golf" type of beer. I said more like a transitional beer. You're having one of those days where you look like you're a home depot commercial - some yard work, some fixing stuff, probably digging of some kind, now your a little tired and a lot dirty - and you have a black tie affair to attend that evening. This beer will cool you down and quench your thirst when you walk in the back door. This beer will hit the "beer spot" at beer o'clock while you're showering and shaving. This beer will make your mouth feel like a millionaire as you watch "How to tie a bow tie" you tube and affix you cuff links.

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Poivre Vert from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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