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Pipeworks / 18th St. Brewery Brotherhood | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks / 18th St. Brewery BrotherhoodPipeworks / 18th St. Brewery Brotherhood

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 01-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

What an appropriate beer to crack on this, my own brother's birthday. It pours a cloudy pale gold topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild biscuit and light lemon peel, complete with a touch of funk (but not very much at all). A hint of banana may or may not rear its tiny head at some points, but that may also just be wishful thinking on my part. The taste brings in more of the same, with a definite sense of banana peel and a pinch of clove, ostensibly from that Belgian yeast in there. The lemon, though, is still very much in charge of things. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an okay beer, but I feel the lemon peel detracts from what could have been a nice little patersbier.

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3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Looks like a belgian pale ale should. Decent head with a moderate to thin head. Above average carbonation bubbled throughout. Enjoyed out of a Westmalle goblet glass.

Smell: Very subtle. Faint orange peel and coriander. Leafy greens and a nutty undertones are prevalent.

Taste: A subtle yeast tones build up to an impressive crescendo of yeast majesty. It subdues to a very sticky and balanced hop presence. There is a orange peel dryness which also creates a tart feeling on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Right in between a dry hop feeling with a sticky yeast belgian feeling.

Overall: One of the more unique styles I've had. The monks would make this style for each other, due to the lower alcohol content. I would recommend this to someone looking to try out the belgian style. Pipeworks continues to show their diversity with fresh complex styles of beer. Keep it coming boys.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly cloudy pale yellow in color. Forms a small, bubbly, brilliant white head. Very little lacing.

S: Strong citrus aroma. Grapefruit peel and lemon pith. Some grainy malts in the background.

T: Taste is very thin, as if this beer was a means to extract citrus flavor from the peels and nothing else. Again, more grapefruit peel and pith. A little bit of dry pale malt and a hint of spice. Finishes with a lot of lemon.

M: Light bodied and thin, with medium carbonation. Dry and mildly astringent.

O: Eh, I'm not so sure about this one. It's not necessarily bad, but just very thin and very simplistic, which makes it quite drinkable. Lots of citrus peel flavor, but no malts, and no hops. I just feel that instead of the citrus peel adding something to the beer that wasn't there before, this one exists only for the citrus peel and leaves out the "beer." Maybe this one would be better appreciated on a hot summer day instead of in the middle of winter.

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