Well Read Temptress | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Well Read TemptressWell Read Temptress

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 10-20-2012

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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of TotallyHosed
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a large frothy light pink head that dissipates completely.
The color is a gorgeous raspberry.

The aroma can be simply described as fresh raspberries.

The flavor starts with light raspberry notes, followed by a brief but sharp tart acidity, then leaves a sort of wheat flavor that makes me think of cereal.

The feel is thin, but tingles the tongue at first then leaves dry.

Overall, this is my favorite of the BW's by Pipeworks. Everything is in line with a solid BW. The smell makes me think of Frankenberry or a box of Special K "Red Berries" cereal.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Photo of Docrock
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into pint glass.

A: pours a beautiful light rose color, nice head with very light lacing.

S: well balanced raspberry fragrance, not overpowering. Slight grapefruit nose.

T: light and refreshing, would be really nice on warm summer evening.

M: lighter than my normal beer of choice, maybe slightly under carbonated .

O: recommended to drink fresh, was told when I bought it, it had been bottled 2 days before.

Will definitely buy this again next summer

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
Batch 39
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy color of red jello with a thick film of pink boiling away to a thick ring and a tight fizz racing to the surface.

S- The fresh tart raspberries has a raw barley grain note to follow and a faint field corn and funk hint starts to come through. There is also a nice note of raw wile honey that comes through as it opens up.

T- the juicy dry tart raspberries flavor is crisp and clean with a cranberry flavor coming through as it opens and a dry jammy flavor in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full fizz but only a gentle pucker of astringency and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a nice crisp fruity beer with hints of berliner weisse funk. Very drinkable.

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Photo of warnerry
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

A - Pours a pinkish orange with more than two fingers of light pink foam. Head quickly fades to a thin cap.

S - Aroma alternates between a huge amount of fresh raspberries with a slightly jammy aspect, and mostly pleasant funk. There is one aroma that is pretty off-putting, which I can't quite identify, but it isn't prevalent enough to be that much of a negative.

T - Considerable tartness starts off the taste, with raspberry and light lemon. Taste is light with a clean finish. Some very light wheat and funk round out the taste. Very nice.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel with a very clean finish.

O - Well done Berliner. Wish more of the awesome raspberry aroma was also found in the taste, but this is very good.

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Photo of mjohnson17
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle
Batch #39
Served in a Teku

A: Pours a hazy pink grapefruit color with a light pinkish white head. A considerable amount of head on the pour.

S: Raspberries, tart fruit, a bit of sour/grapefruit notes.

T: Clean. Crisp. A nice raspberry, lemon, acidic fruit taste that finishes with a nice tartness. A very slight wheat malt backbone.

M: Champaign/gueze like effervescence coats the mouth. Very clean feel that finishes with a nice mild pucker.

O: A well balanced Berliner with just the right amount of fruit. The Raspberries were not overpowering but definitely at the front. There was also a slight wheat component that really helped balance this beer nicely. It has a perfect clean, crisp tartness that you'd want in a BW. Overall a very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours a dark pink with a 2 finger light pink head. Some small bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- sour mash, some funky cheese (nowhere near the off-putting aroma of Blue Lady though), and some light raspberry.

T- puckering pale malts, sour raspberries and acidic tart citrus.

M- light body and high carbonation. Very effervescent and acidic but still easy to drink.

O- 6/10 sourness. Very nice beer. More tart than I expected, and enjoyed, with some raspberry notes to balance the sour mash.

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Photo of Treebs
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a GI chalice. Batch #39.

A: Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a frothy light pink head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin wispy collar.

S: Seedy raspberry sweetness, almost like jam, with a white bread and wheat body to it. Very subtle tartness to this guy as well.

T: A little more puckering tartness to the body. Raspberry jam, cracked wheat, and some mild lemon acidity. The finish is slightly tart with a little bit raspberry kicking back in.

M: Lightly bodied with a nice effervescence to it. Prickly carb with a residual raspberry flavor that lingers ever so slightly on the palate.

O: Greatly refreshing with the right amount of raspberry sweetness and tartness. The wheat played a nice role in balancing out the fruit as well.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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