NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Zwanze Day 12. Pours a bright pink, kinda like watermelon juice. Thin wisp of head. The nose is tart. Some barnyard notes and spoiled milk/lactic acid. Berries. Pretty clean overall. On tasting, light and refreshing with a clean acidity. The cranberry is light overall in the flavor and affords a bit of balancing tannin structure. Not quite as good as Well Read, but still very enjoyable.
Bacterial (834) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a bottle (batch #58 I think). First pour and a half was a really nice clear slightly pink color. Last pour was very cloudy (even though I left an oz or two in the bottle). Slight citrus nose. Soft tartness and something between lemon and cranberry taste with a slightly funky aftertaste.
tectactoe (656) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 Bottle: murky salmon color, opaque with a head that’s gone in moment. Aroma is wet hay, slightly musty funk, with a little berry fruitiness, not picking up actual "cranberry". Maybe a tiny bit. Taste is berry-ish, but not bitter like cranberry. Light acid, very mild and only a little tart, not too sour. Very faint touch of wheat and must.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of funky berries, cheese, must, and faint lemon. It pours a dull pink with a small pinkish-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of mild cranberry. The finish has light musty/dusty lemon. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at a recent tasting. While I enjoy most Pipeworks sours this one was just not as impressive as the others I’ve tried. Good cranberry flavor but it really wasn’t super sour or tart.
adamjackson (1747) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy. Lots of sediments and seeds. Light fading head
Grape seeds, tart wine nose. Raspberries and cherries
Light acidity. Thin mouthfeel. Grape skins, chalky and tart. Mild warhead candy qualities
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! pours dirty cloudy pale pink without a head. light red fruit plain acidity upfront with a cheese load - not very enticing. some wheat and decent lactic profile, shy if not bland fruits although acidity is clearly perceptible, some herbal and grassy notes. average to soft carbonation, light body, short herbal and lightly acidic finish. quenching it is but not very complex.
mathieuc (689) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bittle shared by Tommy, thanks a lot! Not much notes to be taken here: ugly looking with a cloudy (dirty) pink body, bracing sour without anything else to balance it out, not complex at all. I did not enjoy, sorry.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750 ml). Courtesy of pantanap. Hazy watermelon color with a low white/pinkish head and little to no lacing. Aroma is bland with cranberries, lemony notes and light herbal presence. Taste is bland too with cranberries, lemon and light herbal notes. Light body. Watery. Medium carbonation. At least, it’s drinkable. It was my first Piperworks beer, maybe my expectations were too high...
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Batch 58) - Pours clear pink-orangish with a thin pinkish white head. Nose is plasticy, light cinnamon, and a faint cranberry tartness. The taste is better. Lemony tartness throughout is lightly puckering, with a slightly plasticy mineral base. Cranberry and a touch of spicing on the finish, which ends tart and quenching. Faintly watery on the long finish. Really carbonated and fluffy. Decent, but the aroma is pretty off-putting.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Light pink pour with a white head. Funk and ass aromas. Watery with artificial raspberry and wet hay notes. No body or substance here.