Poivre Rose | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Poivre RosePoivre Rose

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A French Saison brewed with Pink & Tellicherry Peppercorns.

Added by emerge077 on 07-12-2012

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 24
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VerticalLiturgical
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of vinny21bal
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw with a spongy white and persistent head.

Banana, funky, slightly spicy aromas. Band aid phenol.

Yeasty, spicy, faint dragonfruit. The peppercorn is heavy in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very dry and prickly. On the light side even for a saison.

I liked it but would have enjoyed it more if the peppercorn was dialed back and it wasn't so dry.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Lolli1315
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a hazy golden color with a thick layer of foam that eventually settles into a thin layer of white carbonation. Head of the bear is persistent and a notable sticky lacing coats the glass.

S- A lot of citrus up front with lemons and faint hints of phenols including a light clove. There is a certain floral quality to the smell that melds with the citrus towards the middle of the beer that I am going to attribute the pink peppercorns. Towards the end there seems to be a slight amount of peppery spice, but part of my wonders if I am imagining it since I know they used peppercorns in the beer.

T- Starts off once again with the lemony citrus and a surprising malt sweetness in the beginning. However, the floral character is more noticeable in the beer and takes the lead towards the middle of the beer. The floral taste is refreshing, not quite tea like, and not overdone. Towards the end of the beer, the spicey peppercorn character kicks in. I beleive the added peppercorn leaves a little strange taste in the finish, but nothing off putting.

M- Beer is a little sweeter to what I am used to in a saison, but drys out in the finish. Nice full carbonation as well.

O- Really liked my first saison from Pipeworks and will now certainly try the other one I saw at the store. I would have liked to see it be a little dryer and persona

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden with a big 2 finger head and lot of carbonation

Nose has a vinegar lemon zest note that fades into a fair amount of spice and a slight straw malt backbone

Taste has some interesting components to it. There is a bit of woody character that is mixed with some fruity notes. The peppercorn is the dominate flavor that enparts the contrasting notes. The yeast gives an interesting sour flavor that is accentuated with a small amount of tannin that is not at all off-putting.

Slightly dry, crisp light bodied and still refreshing

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazey golden color with a big white head and lots of lacing

Smells grassey, silght citus and some pepper

Grassy, yeast and some bitter citrus , nice spice from the pepercorns but not overpowering

Nice balenced feel, slighyly dry finishes great

I love saisons and this is one of the better ones iv had in a long time, the peppercorns offer a nice changethat still stays true to the style different yet still very drinkable

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Poivre Rose from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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