A Foolish Wit | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We're not joking around here, the jester has returned! A Foolish Wit was our original Belgian style wit beer, brewed with amchoor, (dried green mango), lemony sumac, and traditional green coriander. This is a wit that even those wielding the sharpest of tongues will enjoy. Light, bright, and full of lemony wheat flavor, this ale is ripe with mischief.

Added by TMoney2591 on 09-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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6
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: yellow body with hints of light orange. fizzy head that dissipates very quickly.

S: harsh grain, slight barnyard funk, sharp lemon zest, peppery spices, a slight touch of coriander

T: awesome orange peel, lemon zest, slight candy sugar, spice, and yeast. i also enjoy the rich creaminess in the finish

M: much thicker than I had expected and its extremely nice. the creaminess is so damn nice and it lingers on the palate with a touch of funk.

O: simply one very well put together beer. PW is known for their hoppy beers, but this one is terrific too. definitely looking forward to seeing this company continue to put out some awesome brews.

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

A - Poured out of a bomber into a Matilda glass. Pours with a half finger head that fades almost instantly. Dirty lemon appearance with a satin shimmer. Tons of carbonation.

S - Really yeasty wheat. Definite lime notes.

T - Slight sting (just as it says in the bottle description) but a really nice spice to it. Breaddy but in a good way. Small hint of lime. Fades to an interesting bitter and sticks around a lot longer than expected. The final notes seem almost sour, not to my liking. There's a huge maltiness to it, but one that is much more bitter than usual.

M - Good carbonation level which seems to prefer a colder temperature. Hangs around a bit too much for my taste. Has a great refreshing feel initially but leaves you with a negative sour in your mouth.

O - Interesting. The initial taste is actually pretty good and decently refreshing. The bitterness is the aspect I don't really understand about this beer. Its not sharp, but almost sour. I like the idea of the zing it starts with, but the "exotic spices" it uses seem to be a little too exotic for my taste.

Heed their warning about not pouring the last little bits into your glass, you'll get sediment for sure.

Batch #45

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber batch 45 to a Pipeworks snifter

A - Very cloudy gold with bits of sediment. Very little residual head, and no lacing. This batch is fairly old at the time of tasting to be honest.

S - Bready belgian yeast with notes of orange and lemon

T - follows nose with the orange, citrus, lemon, etc.

M - This is definitely the game changer as it is more of a full bodied beer, with light carbonation. I believe this style is generally a light bodied.

O - Fine beer, not the best Pipeworks I've had, but it definitely brings it on flavor and body. Wit Beers are not something that I seek out, this example is far more interesting and enjoyable than most I have had due to body and flavor.

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A Foolish Wit from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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