Poivre Vert | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spring is here! Things are green again! So is this delicious saison! Poivre Vert is brewed with cucumber, green peppercorns, and celery seed. It may not be easy being green, but it certainly is very easy and delicious drinking it.

Added by emerge077 on 09-16-2013

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

from a bomber that has been sitting in my fridge since last fall into a GI tulip

a: massive foamy eggshell head that subsides within a minute and leaves great lacing, slightly hazy bright golden orange, some continuous bubbles
s: as advertised, but heavy on the celery seed, other than that, pretty mild nose: some earthy cucumber peel (and even a little musty), and a little white pepper...I'm not getting the yeast notes or any citrus that many saisons feature. Interesting...has my attention.
t: a little lemon and mild estery notes on the front, pretty inviting, and then celery seed (a little too much for me), cucumber (a bit too little) and pepper kick in at the end and linger on the finish, which is lightly vegetal. Interesting and well made, but doesn't work that well for me...I just can't get past the combination of the celery seed and pepper.
m: creamy, decent carbonation though I could go with a little more, a little less crisp snap at the end than is ideal, and a little more tartness would also be welcome.

overall: glad to try this one for the curiosity value, but just couldn't get around the flavor profile.

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

A: Pastel orange-yellow in color. Very hazy. Forms a moderate sized off
white colored head. Good retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is quite vegetal and is dominated by cucumber skins. There is a bit of herbal quality to it as well with lighter notes of celery and yeasty spices.

T: Taste is full-on salad. Again the cuke dominates the beer, with lesser notes of celery and green pepper. Mild to moderate sweetness. Peppercorn notes on the back end come through more as a spiciness than a distinct flavor. Herbal finish. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with a slight creaminess to the beer. Mild peppery spiciness. Dry on the finish. Mild bitterness.

O: Okay, this beer isn't bad. Really, it's not. But my wife gave up after the first sip leaving me with 749ml of salad beer when a single glass is more than plenty. Luckily, it's nowhere close to being a drain pour so I put it away, but I can safely say I won't need to be revisiting this beer anytime soon.

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Poivre Vert from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 51 ratings