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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
In the year of our lord 1675, there lived St. Citrus, known throughout all the land for his fresh flavor and harmony. Lo a Brotherhood was formed by those who carried his mantle and out Patersbier, a tradtional Belgian style ale, brewed to be "offered to the brothers on festive occasions". mark’s the celebratory collaboration between Pipeworks and 18th St. Brewery. Brewed with fresh citrus zest, Brotherhood is a tribute to the beautiful, delicious harmony of the Brotherhood of Brewers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3540) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this to start off a low key tasting. It s not the most exciting beer. However as a light table beer that is easy going it is perfect. I will definitely continue to keep an eye on Pipeworks going forwards.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluffy white head and golden carbonated base reveal this to be a light session beer. The hints of brett in the lemon zest do the same.

Flavor / Palate - The solid kick of brett is carried by a malt wave. Warm applesauce is distracting for a second. The finish though more than makes up for its flaws. A (mostly) well rounded release I would love to see more breweries trying to do these light styles. With such low ABV and minimal ingredients it takes a skilled brewer indeed to pull it off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from the guys. Thanks! Pours a lightly hazed pale gold with a fluffy white head. Nose is really nice. Light white pepper notes with some candy and herbal hops. Clean malt notes. On tasting, lightly sweet with a crisp finish. Belgian character is present but on the lighter end. Some vanilla and pepper. Moderate bitterness. Super drinkable and a great table beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #69. Pours a cloudy pale gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, a bready pils malt backing, and a few floral citruses. Some pepper, orange zest, and straw. Flavor is similar. Clean, bready pils malts with a somewhat peppery Belgian yeast, straw, and slightly zesty citrus peel. Finishes clean and dry with a light peppery bitterness, some florals, and a touch of citrus zest. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a simple and clean Belgian Ale, but really easy drinking and balanced. Nothing crazy, but really well done. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Sample from bottle at the FoBAB Documentary party, poured by Drew Fox. I so wanted to stick with sessionable beers like this for the evening, but there were so many barleywines and impy stouts that followed. Pale lager color with a thin head. Sits really nicely on the tongue. Dry enough that I actually look for a little sweetness. Profile seems close to a Golden Ale style, but then the "single" is probably intended to be that way. A very pleasant way to start an evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22oz bottle poured into an english pint. Pours a slightly cloudy light gold with a huge white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, lemongrass, citrus and sweetness. Taste os spicy. Peppery and lightly bitter. Citrus and lemongrass with loads of spicy yeast. Light bodied with a thin and slick texture. Super fizzy carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, pretty good. . Batch 84.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rxeight (2580) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Yellow cloudy pour. Some citrius. A touch of belgian yeast and spices. Very light. Has some funky sawdust taste on the back end that reminds me of a pilsner. Not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Goldencrust and Tap. Pours a hazed yellow with a white head. Nose of grass, hay, herbs, and lemons. Earthy grassy herbal flavors. Light malt with some herbal bitterness. This might be better on a hot summer day but it’s not bad during this long Chicago winter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale yellow with modest white head / Stylish nose of malo, cream, lemon, pineapple, and a little funky earthiness? / Light body, crisp and dry, just a hint of sweetness, somewhat creamy, excellent balance with good bitter finish / Dry, elegant flavors of lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, straw, clove, and coriander / A great, summery (I wish) session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Straw gold pour, big white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of lemon, citrus, grass, bread, fruity ester, light dust. Taste is light, bready, stone, citrus, lemon. Palate is very dry, soft, light bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pretty solid beer from pipeworks. Light color and yeast flavor with citrus and lemon and yeast. Zesty with bubbly mouthfeel.

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