Well Read Temptress | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 10-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Batch # 39.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and raspberries. Taste is much the same with a mild vomit or bile note on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavor on the finish throws me off a bit.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a tumbler glass it pours pink, with a pastel pink foam. Can't look much better for a beer aged on fresh raspberries. Sticky foam texture, spotty lace, long lasting head. Slightly murky though the color is just gorgeous.

Raspberry aroma, not sweet, slightly veering into sourdough territory from the lactic acid bacteria.

Ample tartness, seedy raspberry tannin, dry finish. Middle is wheaty and clean but the feel is a little watery. Could be more crisp, it's a little thin bodied at first, but not out of place for the style. Tart raspberry through and through. Fruity and drinkable, some light minerals and sourdough from the yeast. A Berliner with the classic Himbeere flavor built right in.

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

Served in a shaker pint glass.

The final beer of the day, from Clybourn to Mundelein. Damn. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear magenta topped by a finger of light pink-white foam. The nose comprises tart raspberry must and a touch of what seems like vague wheat way the hell in the background. make no mistake: the raspberries are the stars here. The taste brings in more of the same, though the tartness overshoots the berry-ness, creating a feeling of just straight and general tartness. I was looking forward to some actual raspberry flavor, but was stymied. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, a solid Berliner, but the raspberries, despite being in control, don't exert their berry-forward selves throughout. Still enjoyable, though...

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Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Pipeworks snifter.

A - Two fingers of pink foam settle to a thick cap, leaving behind minimal lacework. Body is a lightly hazed watermelon red in color, with visible streams of bubbles. A touch more lace and this would be perfect.

S - Smells like raspberries and lactic acidity. There's a little bit of chaffed wheat in there as well. Pleasant, but doesn't erupt from the glass.

T - Tastes like raspberries and lemons, but some what under-ripe and seed-heavy. Plenty of lactic acidity and a fairly mild wheat flavor. Finishes tart, but not overly puckering.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, grainy and tannic texture, and a fairly dry finish. Perhaps a touch watery, but not excessively so for 4%.

D - I easily drank a 750ml bottle on my own. It's a solidly executed Berliner that could use a bit more ripe raspberry flavor for my tastes. Thankfully it didn't suffer from the cheese aroma that Blue Lady did, so I'm confident the Pipeworks guys have figured out their problems.

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