North & Western | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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North & WesternNorth & Western

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Florida9 on 10-21-2012

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

North & Western, oh yeah that corner... not much to immortalize, that's the joke I guess, aside from the brewery being nearby.

Bright golden orange at first that hazes up a bit on the second pour, leaving the yeast sediment behind. Drippy lacing in the glass, lasting coverage on the surface. Looks pretty nice.

Big citrus aromatics, orange and banana creamsicle, big yeast esters, green botanicals.

Bitter pine and resiny hop slickness augments the dominant citrus and estery yeast spiciness, creamy body, dry bitter finish. Some lemon peel and citrus oils, some honeyed malts come through after the grassy hop bitterness subsides. Overall very enjoyable, reminds me of some of Haymarket's Belgian IPA/Saisons.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery snifter.

Hey, I've been to that intersection! *massive cartoon-y thumbs-up!* This stuff pours a hazy golden topped by a bit over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, cracked wheat, light coriander, sweet flowers, and a light blanket of mild Belgian yeast. The taste ramps up the yeast-borne spice and mild funk, whilst still maintaining the components of the aroma. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice hoppy saison, one whose hoppiness and yeastiness aren't in competition, but rather in cooperation. Right on.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from jdhende, 650ml into a tulip. Batch 46.

Hazy orange, with a huge white head. Big chunks of lace, wall of retention along the side of the glass. Nose of lemons, line, pepper and saison yeast. Drying and zesty. Taste has lemongrass, herbal hopping, more citrus zest and some chalky yeast character. Medium body, herbal bitterness and grainy character well into the finish.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a taster pint.

A - Giant white foam settles to a thick collar and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed pale golden body. Very attractive stuff.

S - Citrus and herbs; seems like a mix of American and continental hops? Grain, sharp wheat, peppery yeast, although some of the spice might be from the hops as well.

T - The taste has more of a lemony note, with lightly peppery farmhouse yeast. Orange citrus hops, and some pear and stone fruit malt sweetness come out more as the beer warms up. Hop bitterness grows over time, but never gets excessive, and there's no obvious alcohol.

M - Zesty carbonation, dry and mildly gritty texture, medium body, and no alcohol warmth.

D - An easy to drink, hoppy Saison. Nothing crazy, but well done, with a nice integration of hop and yeast flavors. Could definitely have a glass or two of this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch # 46
A- This beer pours a thick creamy off-white head which is supported by a clear deep copper body and a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles popping to the surface.

S- The full fruit cocktail hops fade into a pine hop resin aroma in the finish. Hints of saison yeast come through only when the beer is really warm.

T- The soft yeasty flavor gives way to some unripe fruit cocktail hops flavors that grow. There is a nice white cheese rind note that lingers a bit in the finish along with the hop flavor. Some soft chalky notes come through as the beer opens up a bit aswell.

M- The spicy fizz scrubs the flavor in the finish and there is no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This nice saison yeast character supports the tasty fruit cocktail hops and the scrubbing fizz makes this very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this bottle tucked away. Poured to Duvel tulip, darker golden with frothy thinner head that does not stick around. Smelling some age on the malt and some hops notes. Taste is rather good, saison yeast/esters is front and hops bring floral and fruity elements. Medium body and above average carbonation.

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North & Western from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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