novels (341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another solid offering from Pipeworks- the more I taste from them the more impressed I get. This Belgian ale is an interesting offering, with yeasty and basement aromas on the nose. Pours medium yellow with a nice white foamy top, rather sticky and with great retention. At a sessionable ABV, I could have enjoyed this all evening.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste of citrus, sugared mango, lemon, Belgian yeast, citrus zest and spicy bready malt. Medium body.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
OmegaX (971) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool brew here. Thanks for the hookup, playa. Poured out a slightly hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is big lemon and citrus, like sprite, with some yeast and bread. Lightly spicy. A bit soapy. Flavor is big citrus, lemon/lime, some light bread and Belgian yeast, spice. Good stuff.
Chipalsa (1090) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Hazy yellow, creamy head
Aroma - Floral hops, orange peel, aloe
Taste - Grapefruit, flower, sprite, yeast
This reminded me of Orval quite a bit. The citrus zest really gave off a tropical quality with bitter Belgian influences. Thanks for sharing this one, OmegaX.
wlajwl (2901) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus/lemon, yeast and an undercurrent of malts. The flavor is citrus (a hint of pulp to it in the texture), slightly sweet malts and a tart finish. Very drinkable.
kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy golden with a tan soapy white head. Citrus and lemongrass aroma with a sweet floral flavor. Highly carbonated. Good beer.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.