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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Pipedream is a joint venture between Alvinne, De Struise & Pipeworks Brewing Co. Pipedream is an American inspired IPA using five hop varieties to satisfy the discerning hophead. This truly is a Chicago Pipedream come true!

Please note that bottles with the letter S on the crown cap was brewed with a different yeast strain from de Struise Brouwers instead of the Morpheus yeast from Alvinne.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to the pipe workers. Pours a brown orange with an off white head. Toasted malts and a touch of bitter citrus pine aromas. Lightly fruity, citrus, grass and bitter flavors that are fresh with toasted and caramel malts. Slightly watery thin body that’s somewhat astringent. Still a decent beer, good work!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2009
Bottle@Home. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma. Amber colour, beige head, very nice lace. Light sweet, very bitter to almost nasty bitter finish, lots of grapefruit, hint of grass and pine. Nasty hop dry bitter finish. Bit too harsh for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
330 cl bottle. thanks to the pipework guys for sharing these brews!... pours an apricot brown with a white soapy head.... aroma of floral and piney hops with an equal aspect of fruitiness to go along with it....flavors of semi-sweet fruitness and floral hop flavor. nice creamy mouthfeel. congrats guys!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10133) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 11, 2009
It is dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of dark fruits, a lot of peach and some malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of fruit, especially peach, malt and it ends on a dry citrussy and slightly bitter note. It is very charming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle from Koelschtrinker. Pours clear and sparkling amber with a huge, rocky, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, lightly toasted grain, straw), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of soured pear and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Has a cask feel to it. Many thanks to Roman for sending this from Germany.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from de Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, harrisoni]
Pours dark amber with a fine, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has strawberries, pineapple and some chewy caramel malts. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is hoppy, dry, some yeasty fruitiness. Grapefruit, pineapple, bready and caramel malts. Light peppery in the finish. Very nice and quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Amber color. Pineapple, oily flowery hops and a touch of yeast in the aroma. Initial malty sweetness overpowered by a peppery, yeasty hopbitterness. Hints of hopoil, nutmeg, red berries. Long peppery hopbitter aftertaste. Good enough, but the balance could be better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. I liked this one. Some sweetness, malty, and decent hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
bottle. pours hazy amber, creamy off white head. nose of phenols, floral, mineral. flavors are phenolic, peach, grapefruit. lively carbonation and med body.


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