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

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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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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 49
Photo of DrinkingDuck
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- White head 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Light lacing around the edge of the glass. Hazy Yellow in color. Medium-Strong carbonation bringing bubbles to the surface as it is consumed.

S- Lighter citrusy notes increasing as it warms. Grain and yeast aromas noticable mixed with hoppiness and some other spices

T- Hoppy, Citrusy, and Maltiness brilliantly combined with light spices to form a solid belgian pale ale.

M- Light bodied and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to give a pleasingly drinkable mouthfeel. No alcohol warmth of which to speak.

O- A wonderful beer that combines just the right amount of hoppiness with other components.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours light blonde like lemonade with a huge fluffy white head that I had to sweep off a few times when trying to fill my tulip glass. There is very limited nose on this. A small bit of the citrus zest that the beer is brewed with. The flavor is very appealing especially when shooting for a low ABV beer. My first patersbier was a success. I enjoyed the drinkable light Belgian flavor.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Body is a hazy golden color, yellowish at the bottom of the glass fading to a darker color where it meets he head, nice large white head.

Smells of sugar, yeast, mild citrus fruit, some spice.

Much more citrus in the flavor, lemon and orange zest, pepper and other spices again, fades into yeastiness. Somewhere between a typical Belgian pale and a wit, pretty tasty.

Excellent carbonation, good mouthfeel all around.


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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a globe glass)
Batch #69 on bottle
A- This beer pours a full glass of snow white creamy head that melts into a hazy deep aged lemon yellow body and the foam sticks in clouds to the side of the glass with each sip. Strong carbonation of microbubbles trail to the surface.

S- The great earthy saison yeast esters has a fresh rain and citrus peel aroma in the finish with a bright pithy citrus note coming through as it opens.

T- The dry fruity saison ester has some flinty notes and a dry finish. There is a pleasant club soda taste mixed in with a coriander dryness and pithy lemon bitterness that blends with a bright citrus hops as in lingers on for a moment.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz that really compliments the hops.

O- This is a great beer that is full of yeasty character and a bright flavor but is very sessionable. It gets just a bit to bitter in the aftertaste but still remains very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Nice head retention that slowely drop to an uneven cap.

Smell: wheat beer with lots of bananas and clove. Hint of citrus. Really yeasty and a touch of spice. Bananas seem to dominate.

Taste: This beer is malt forward. Malts tastes like wheat, bananas, and honey. Hint of lemons and oranges in the aftertaste. I think that the yeast builds up and get bigger than the malts. really yeasty beer. I touch of hop bitterness shows up at the end of the beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Super easy drinking. Bright and fresh. I think that I would like a little bit more carbonation in this beer, but otherwise its solid in the mouthfeel department. Semi dry finish.

Overall: I dig this collaboration. Nice spin on a belgian beer with a slight american twist. Its a good beer that would pair well with most food or cheese. I think its underrated.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
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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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Patersbier is traditionally simple and low abv by design, so that's on purpose. More or less a 'tafelbier' to be consumed with food.

Pours a pale gold with slow ascending carbonation. Compact head of white foam leaves behind plenty of spindly lacing in the glass. Lasting veil of skim across the surface with frothy edges.

Husky grain aroma with a Belgian yeast strain forming the dominant character trait.

Flavors of estery Belgian yeast, crackery dry malts, mild chamomile tea leaves, lightly bitter orange and lemon zest. Clean, crisp and dry. Effervescent carbonation, light bodied and very easy drinking. Subtlety is its strong suit, and as usual simplicity is underrated.

Good luck to Drew and the 18th Street Brewery venture. This is the 3rd beer of his i've tried, and if nothing else there's plenty of variety and creativity at work...

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Photo of Florida9
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Photo of kawilliams81
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

A- pours a light honey color with a 2" white head. Big ring of lacing around the glass along with some large bubbles.

S- lemonade, some spices, and pine.

T- pale malts, some metallic flavor, lemons, some spices and bitter pine.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Some acidity but not as dry as many Belgian pales.

O- not my favorite from Pipeworks that's for sure but still not a bad beer.

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Photo of Treebs
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. The batch # spot is blank on the bottle.

A: Pours a hazy yellowish color with a quick dissolving white head forming on the pour. As it subsides it leaves some soapy lace.

S: Some lemony flavors with a little Belgian yeast. Slightly spicy with some grainy and bready malts. A touch of sweetness as well.

T: Lemon candy with some citrus zest. Slightly sweet bready malts with some Belgian yeast. A little phenolic with some light spice as well. A clean finish.

M: Nice drinkability. Light bodied with some medium carbonation levels. Goes down quick, easy and clean.

O: A nice sessionable Belgian-style pale ale. Nothing jumps out as being crazy to draw you in, just pretty standard overall with some nice citrus zest.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Vas Foremost. Served in a chalice at Nora's place.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, near-complete cap, but minimal lacing. Transparent lightly hazed straw body.

S - Bready malts, phenolic and lightly sulfurous Belgian yeast, and lemon zest. The citrus picks up some intensity as the beer warms up.

T - The taste is heavier on the citrus zest, with less of the spicy and phenolic yeast notes. Yeasty bread mid-palate before yielding to a bitter orange peel finish. Aftertaste has a bit of tangy sourdough flavor to it.

M - Smooth, medium-light body, with pleasant carbonation on the lower side of moderate. Fairly dry and clean finish. Appropriate for a 4.5% beer and not overly watery.

D - A solid Belgian singel with a twist to it. Easy to drink with no major flaws, just not a beer I'd l be likely to purchase often. The bottle emptied pretty quickly at the party, so I guess this appealed more to the 'Belgium' beer fans present.

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