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Pastrami On Rye | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pastrami On RyePastrami On Rye

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-01-2012

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4.43/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Batch #543.

Deep walnut brown to black body, with a tan simple and very uniform three finger head on creation. Cascades nicely, but with small growth, and settles evenly in a solid layer. Minimal pill like lacing, with a good presence.

Well this nose doesn’t lie as per advertised. Salt. Huge clove and mustard seed going on, with some spicy quality. Yup giving the pastrami spices as advertised. A nice bit of mild roast and sweetness manages to sneak out giving some beer angles and some sense of bringing everything back to earth. This is well controlled so far, this has the potential for disaster though. Very impressive and still in control though.

Palate is a lot fun. Full bodied. Rich creamed mouthfeel, hints of milk and vanilla richness and just a touch of chocolate. Spice angle works beautifully, with a mid palate of pepper and brown spiced action, and balanced sweetness. Rye spiced angle is very toned down, but manages a bit of pepper kick, and even a tinge of sourness that comes from spice as opposed to yeast. Tangy, rich, vibrant, and creamy to boot.

This is a really excellent creation, and how recipe and taste and balance can be melded into good character. It may not be for everyone though.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from buzze40, 650ml into a tulip. Batch 55.

Deep brown with burgundy hues, brown head with light retention and no lacing. Nose of rye bread, caramel, molasses and pastrami spices. Taste is bready, sweet malts, toffee, pastrami spices, mustard seed (thanks label!) and peppercorns are present, although minimal. Medium feel, great balancing malt sweetness. Love the spicing and hella tasty. Thanks Brian!

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4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark brown with 1 finger light beige head. Big waves and leopard spotting of lacing.

S- big cinnamon, peppers, light chocolate, and some nutmeg.

T- sweet roasted malts, cinnamon and peppers, nutmeg, and a slight bitter, smoke finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy with some slickness.

O- very interesting and tasty beer. I actually expected it to be a lot weirder than it was.

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4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark dark brown, almost black with a thin half finger fizzy head that dissipates rather quickly.

Roasted dark malt and lots of spices are forward in the taste. The combination of everything gives it a cola like smell. Some rye can be detected along with lots of allspice and carraway notes

Lots of smokey dark malt, rye, and caraway flavors are forward some allspice comes through midway through the swallow. Roasted smokey malt is the dominate flavor that sustains through the swallow.

Mouthfeel is good, not super thick and carbonation is low so it keeps it very drinkable through a meal.

Overall all the combination in this brew does give it a brisket sandwich like feel that paired perfectly with the pulled pork I ate with it. It may be a little overwhelming if not drank with a meal.

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4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a Brasserie d'Achouffe tulip. Batch # 55

A: Pours a dark ruby color with deeper sienna highlights in the body. A light khaki heads forms on the pour and recedes to a thin film and ring.

S: Big peppercorn presence up front with a little rye. Bready malts and a little mesquite. A little cinnamon stick as well.

T: Rye bread and peppercorn upfront. Rich malt backbone with a touch of smoke. The finish actually has a little peppery spice to it. Minimal dark fruit character, like roasted figs. Slight cinnamon comes out as it warms. The alcohol is nicely hidden.

M: Medium bodied with a little chew to it. Medium carbonation levels with a smokey finish.

O: I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expecting much more spice, but the subtle spice with the emphasis on the peppercorns and rye definitely worked. It drinks really well for 8.50% as well. Would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this was a must try for me as i have a weakness in my soul for a pastrami sandwhich. bottle picked up in chi-town a week or two ago. enjoyed from my pipeworks snifter.

a - pours brown with maroon highlights when held to the light. thin greyish cream colored head that was gone quick leaving an oil slick of bubbles and a ring of head around the surface.

s - wow. very unique. lots of spicing on a seemingly fruity base. all spice, corriander, candied sugar, rye. pleasing but not like the pastrami sandwich off the grill though.

t - yowza. i thought the nose had a lot going on, well i was mistaken, the flavor is nutty. it is like a sweet brown ale with some fruit, rye, all spice and other pot pouri spicing and a dash of smoke. it is a tad reminiscent of a pastrami sandwich, but i doubt i'd make that jump if it wasn't called what it is called.

m - zesty. medium bodied with a ton going on. seems too much is going on in this one.

o - overall, extremely interesting and different. reminds me somewhat of burly gourd with all that zip and zest. i like this, but i can see many people not digging this one. if nothing else, this was one of the more crucial ticks for me considering my obsession with pastrami sandwiches. cheers to pipeworks for doing something really out there.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pastrami On Rye from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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