Flower Child | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Flower ChildFlower Child

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 01-25-2013

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Photo of Florida9
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Very light pastel yellow in color. Actually, more white than yellow. Very cloudy. Forms a small, creamy white head. Decent retention. Light lacing.

S: Strongly aromatic. Lots of lemon, with notes of bread, yeast, and wheat.

T: Taste is more of the same. Mild lemonade, creamy wheat, yeast, and some faint green grape juice. More lightly sweet lemon on the finish.

M: Lighter bodied. Carbonation approaching the heavier side, but actually quite restrained for the style. Mild tartness, but not quite sour.

O: A nice beer and a fine example of the style.

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Photo of Treebs
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 74.

A: Pours a very hazy light straw color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. it recedes quickly to a thin, wispy film that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: Mild lactic acidity up front with a light, refreshing tart lemon aspect to it.

T: Lemon grass, light lactic acidity. Mild cracker malt sweetness on the finish. A little mineral like middle to it as well. Sweet cracked wheat mixing with a drying lemon rind with a hint of champagne-like grape skin.

M: Light bodied with a brisk drying finish and a mild acidic tartness. Lively carbonation as well. High drinkability.

O: An enjoyable Berliner. I must say that I enjoy the fruited Berliner's from PW more, but this was a great take on the style and very true. Extremely easy drinking and I'd love for a re-brew in the summer months to enjoy on a 90 degree Chicago day.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 l bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a murky pale lemon color with a 2" white head. The top of the beer looks like a jelly belly after any color is gone. Clumps and trails of small bubbles remain on the glass.

S- lactic, sourdough bread, some light lemon, and vinous notes.

T- tart and sour lemon, sour mash, slight funky cheese at the finish but it hards to get past the initial tart blast.

M- light body and high carbonation. Light creaminess comes through after the initial acidic effervescence.

O- wasn't sure at first how this was going to be at first glance and sniff. But another tasty Berliner from PW. Still enjoy their fruit Berliners more but still solid.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, batch 74, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a super hazy lemon color, topped with an inch of thick white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Tart aroma of lemon and fruit, bready malt, funky yeast and a bit of sweetness.

T- Moderate to high tartness, which has some really nice lemon and white grape skin flavors. It's noticeably more tart, which I love, than the only other Berliner I've tried by them (Blue Lady). Has some nice bready flavors, sweet wheat, a bit of mineral character and some yeast flavors in the background.

M- Light-bodied, smooth with a dry finish. Highly, highly drinkable.

O- This is awesome, it hits the style perfectly and IMO is way better without any fruit added to it. This is a really refreshing and delicious beer.

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Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy goldenrod, murky and opaque, it looks more like a glass of lemonade with heavy pulp, but the huge billowing head of white foam betrays that idea. Lots of sticky lace in the glass, spindly and delicate. Coverage is good and lasts for awhile.

Minerally lactic tartness and champagne aroma, some hints of grape and sourdough bread.

Puckering tartness right away, lemon and grape fruits ride alongside a cleanly sour and bracing acidity. Dry and quenching finish, true to style with a bit of amped up lemony sourness. Great stuff, its definitely an extremely quaffable beer. Really enjoyed drinking the bottle and would love to see it on tap around town in the warmer months.

Glad I picked up two of these, and will try to grab a couple more for when spring finally rolls around.

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Flower Child from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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