Pastrami On Rye | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
17.83%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
8
For Trade:
2
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Photo of schmidtmattsays
1.22/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Awful taste that got worse as it warmed.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of rudzud
2.16/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice brown hue with a thin halo.

S - Aromas of peppercorns, malts, and brine.

T - Taste is worse than the smell, peppercorns, weird spice notes, brown ale like tendencies, lingering meaty pastrami finish though that's nice, but yeah, awful.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp but lightly carbonated, lots of alcohol.

O - Overall this beer was downright awful. This was just a mess, drainpour.

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Photo of jlindros
2.24/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Batch 61, shared with rudzud, thanks to oN3xM for thsi one.

No head, light legs, no light coming through weird brown color.

Nose is weird, like embalming spices, pickled ass, pickling spices, peppercorns, weird brown malt that gets slightly sour, brine.

Taste is bleh, a sour malt that was supposed to be smoky but instead is fake smoke and sourness, little peppercorn, also picking spices and clove, some brown malts and sweet honey ham glaze, hint brown sugar. Plenty of warming tingly booze too, warming and meh. Finish is meh, sticky syrupy and slimy, boozy, lingering weird spices, but then finally a mild actual smoked pastrami taste.

Mouth is a bit thin and boozy, decent but lighter carb.

Overall bleh, drain pour, just not good, maybe this varies batch to batch or bottle to bottle, but this was not very good.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Halfbrother83
2.37/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Absolutely abysmal. Harder to drink as it warms.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.49/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmm. Odd. Medium brown pour with a thin ring of bubbles on top, no real lacing, but some streaky legs were left behind on the glass. Smell was briny, with something that vaguely resembled wet rye bread, light peppery spice. Tasted like, well, a pickle beer. Pickles, pickles, and more pickles. Briny and peppery, more pickles, maybe a hint of honey ham, clovey spice. Pickle beer. Light-medium body, thin mouthfeel, conservative carbonation. I don't know, I like beer, I like pickles, I like pickles soaked in beer (try whiskey dills sometime), and beer with a side dish of pickles, but I can't quite bring myself to drink a glass of full-blown pickle beer. I don't know how they made this beer, nor do I really want to know, but it really tasted like they dumped a cup of pickle brine into a cup of bready brown ale, bottled it up, and called it a day. A novelty at best, and not a very good one. Now I think I'll take a break from saying "pickles" for a while.

Pickles.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Philb89
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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Pastrami On Rye from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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