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Pipeworks (Better a Witty Fool Than) A Foolish Wit

Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Though a quart of ale is a dish for a king (The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene II), the jester solely craves a kind of wit. And a wit so fitting must be laden with the guile of amchoor (unripe mangoes, dried and ground), the subtle cunning of citrus peels and the smiling bite of exotic spices, so as to illuminate with a slight sting. Enjoy our Belgian style ale, ripe with mischief and tragic deliciousness, and with only the sharpest of tongues, admire truly A Foolish Wit!

Bottling Dates
Batch 038: 8/31/12
Batch 045: 10/16/12


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange. Nose is spice and clove. Taste has some nice citrus. Great wit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours hazy gold with white head. Spice and citrus aroma. Really great saison with a nice spicy malty body, to drunk to say much more. But its great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Murky orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, wheat and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of mango, caramel malt and spicy yeast. The finish is fruity with a mango and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber on Thanksgiving Day with Z, courtesy of Randy at Archer Liquors in Chicago, pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow pour with no head. Nose is citrus with some yeast. Taste is full of flavor , big on pineapple on my palate. Not a big witbier fan but leave it to Pipeworks to fool me. Finish is smooth and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with a white head and aroma of spices, citrus, and cloves. Taste is crisp, nice spices with citrus, cloves, yeast, and tropical fruits with a medium spice finish. Goes down easy with nice taste, great wit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Batch 125. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Light spice, very good sort of fruity estery belgian yeast contribution. Light citrus peel, moderate zesty sweet taste, light bitterness. Awesome bigger wit beer. Nothing about it felt too heavy or out of balance. Could have easily finished the entire bottle myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from Wegman’s Williamsport. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Nice orange peel on the nose. Very light and fruity on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very nice example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
22oz bottle batch 45 pours a hazy yellow with large white head. Wheat aroma. Citrus orange peel and breaddy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
bottle, another winner from this brewery, big wit at 7%. tropical fruits abound, lots of mango. citrus zests, unique spice. great wit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
750ml bottle from Binny’s Des Plaines. Pours murky golden orange with small white head. Aromas of coriander, light spices, tropical fruit, and some yeast. Flavors of coriander, thick wheat, spicy yeast notes, and some tropical fruit. Real flavorful imperial wit. Really nice.

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